Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Compared to Stairway to Heaven, which is number 1 on this list, Bohemian Rhapsody is a much greater example of rock at it's best. It pushed the boundaries of music to there fullest and did things never seen before or since. Whilst Stairway to Heaven only makes great what's come before and wasn't even released as a single! Both songs are sensational but can we really doubt the the quality of music and how sensational Bohemian Rhapsody really is. It is the GREATEST ROCK SONG OF ALL TIME.
Rock music is not only about heavy music, its also about variations it uses, story it tells, and Bohemian Rhapsody is like Symphony number 9 of Beethoven (if you know what I mean). So this starts with slow soothing piano solo, amazing vocal, opera like signing patterns, amazing guitar solo, outstanding lyrics, A story which will never get old. This Rhapsody should be number one rock song of all times.
Stairway was in fact stolen from "taurus" by spirit. Just consider that before you vote it as the best song ever. And the fact that they took Dazed and Confused as well. Queen took recording to a new height with this song and should be number one. All the vocals, although sounding like a full chorus were in fact only contributed by the band itself. Not bad eh?
Stairway wins hands down, but Bohemian Rhapsody easily takes Second. Behind those two songs, there is simply no comparison. The sheer complexity interwoven with the lyrical themes as well as the progressive style make these two songs seem as though God reached down and touched Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Freddy Mercury for the few moments that they recorded these songs.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" represents the ultimate in genius. Only "Somebody to Love", another classic from Queen (which should tell you how gifted Queen is), has such a pure operatic brilliance that it's pretty amazing that only four band members could create such a sound. Stairway to Heaven is a classic but "Bohemian" is a masterpiece.
Don't get me wrong, Stairway to Heaven is a great song, but Bohemian Rhapsody trumps all other rock songs by a long shot. This is by far the most unique and daring compositions Queen, or any band for that matter, has ever produced. The lyrics, vocals, and instrumental are far superior to Stairway to Heaven. It should definitely be #1.
Bohemian rhapsody is our gold! No one can deny it with the mixture of Freddie mercury's phenomenal vocals (which is one of the best ever I might add), Brian may's awesomely amazing guitar skills, Roger Taylor's fantastic drumming, and John deacons excellent bass playing how could you go wrong with this song. Queen forever!
This song consists of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made and it remains one of the most elaborate recordings in popular music history.
There's no contender when it comes to Bohemian Rhapsody. I mean, it's not my FAVORITE song, but I really do still LOVE it like every other Queen song, and it DOES deserve to be Number 1. Or any position higher than '4'. Ugh.
I'd like to thank God for sending Freddie down from heaven.
And, I'd like to say... FREDDIE MERCURY FOREVER! I LOVE YOU, FREDDIE MERCURY!
The artistry in this song and the variation in the sounds found in this song along with the fact that Queen is a great band make this awesome! All the songs on this list are great with great bands, but the top of the list is reserved for classic rock royalty.
I love the song almost above ALL Queen songs. It isn't my favorite, but I love it a lot. But one thing about this list is that most of it is the most popular. Like the person from Facebook had said, popular doesn't mean greatest. And it's also all a matter of opinion!
I love this song! Love it! Don't you? This should be the top song ever played of classic rock. The best vocals ever. What do you think about it? What do you thing the best of the group is? I am not sure. VOTE THIS! VOTE THIS! VOTE THIS! AWESOME SONG EVER RIGHT HERE!
No other song combines styles so perfectly. The way it changes, but is still so balanced, is magnificent. Queen could pull off nearly any genre of music beautifully. That's the reason that they are still so popular. - ObsessedwFreddie
It's the most awesome rock song I've ever herd in my whole entire life. I would strongly recommend this to maybe hmm... Any one in the whole entire world that has ears that work properly and to people that actually know epic music when they hear it!
The best song ever written, because it breaks all the laws or rules of music, yet doesn't sound like it was pulled out of nowhere. This song will forever leave me in awe at its brilliance.
This is song is the best. It's Queen's masterpiece, and truly unique from other rock songs of its time. The composition of the song is so complex, but all together, Bohemian Rhapsody is simply amazing.
This song is quite good. I will always like Under Pressure more, but this is a close second to that. The vocals are really what makes this piece. The operatic section about halfway through really shows the range of vocals that Freddie Mercury had. The guitar is also excellent, and the solo is one of the best ever. It should be slightly lower on this list. -JimiPage
This song is by far the best classic rock song in my opinion. It has amazing vocals and the style is just so unique and intriguing. It's impossible to listen to this and not want to sing along!
Love, Love, Love this song. This was the Queen song I grew up with, well growing up with, I'm only 13 and this song has taught me so much about good music, good singing, and general awesomeness.
This song is a piece of culture. Victory anthem and a ballad at the same time, how is this not number one? I love this and I listen to it all the time: soundtrack to my life.
This is clearly the greatest rock song of all time not stairway to heaven. Stairway to heaven is a fantastic song but is heavily overrated.
This song is very intricate and touching! Awesome! Queen is one of the best in addition to Heart, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Journey, the Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones...
I love this song! Oh how I love the layering! I could listen to this on repeat all day! Freddy Mercury was a musical genius! Beautiful vocals and transitioning
I understand, nothing beats Stairway, but this should be a close No. 2. This is one of the most unique songs ever and it deserves more respect. Stairway is great too, but it's so overplayed I can't stand it anymore. - cyclone1248
People say led Zeppelin is a God and queen is well a queen but that being said what's a God to a nonbeliever and Freddie was gay so I really don't know