Would you believe that Elton Johns once said that Bohemian Rhapsody would never be played on the radio? Well, to be honest, he didn’t exactly put it that way. It was more something along the lines of “Are you mad?” Clearly this has to go down as one of the biggest fails in music prediction history. Would you like to know how and why this came about?
Are you mad? You’ll never get that on the radio!
~Sir Elton John on hearing Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time before its release.
Of all of the songs written and performed by Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the best known today. At the time of its release, it reached number 1 and went on to become a worldwide hit. The song has been featured in cult classic Wayne’s World and has been covered by many recording artists since. Some, such as Axel Rose and Elton John done a commendable job while others such as Kanye West only succeeded in showing what little talent they really have. But hang on a minute. Did we just say that Sir Elton John performed Bohemian Rhapsody? We sure did, even though it does contradict what this fact is about.
Sir Elton John needs no introduction. He is, of course, a very famous and well-known singer-songwriter that has been around for even longer than Madonna. He has recorded several chart-topping songs, and unlike West, is talented and belongs in the industry. It was in 1992 during the Freddie Mercury tribute concert that he covered the song. Obviously he had a change of heart towards the memorable piece of music, but how did it all transpire that he thought it would never get on the radio?
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