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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is The Oldest Song To Hit One Billion Views On YouTube

Written by Jackson Langford on July 23, 2019

It’s taken a while to get there, but Queen‘s seminal ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ music video has finally hit one billion views on YouTube, making it the oldest song in history to do so.

That is no easy task to accomplish, as the song came out some three or so decades before YouTube even existed.

There’s no denying that this boost in views was aided by the widely successful Queen biopic of the same name that was released last year, which also earned a whole stack of Academy Awards.

To celebrate the milestone, a new, remastered version of the video has been released on the band’s YouTube page.

“Bohemian Rhapsody is a sonic and cinematic masterpiece that’s one of the most enduring songs of all time,” Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music said in a statement.

“The newly remastered video on YouTube will ensure the song continues to be rediscovered, embraced and beloved by old and new generations of music fans around the world.”

It still has nothing on the most viewed music video of all time, which is still Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ubiquitous 2017 hit ‘Despacito’ which currently holds around 6.3 billion views.

As for Queen, they’re about to embark on a 2020 Australian tour which you can find out more about here.

Watch the remastered video below.

 

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