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Song of the day for December 27 2023

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On December 27, 1975 Queen scored their first No.1 album in the UK with A Night At The Opera. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, the band’s fourth LP was rumored to be the most expensive album ever recorded at the time

Song of the day for today is the Live at Rock Montreal version of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

On December 27, 1975 Queen scored their first No.1 album in the UK with A Night At The Opera. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, the band’s fourth LP was rumored to be the most expensive album ever recorded at the time, thanks to months of sessions at studios across England. The band recouped the costs, however, as the album flew up the charts across the globe, landing in the Top Five in multiple territories, including Australia, Canada, and the US, where it was certified Platinum. A Night at the Opera also featured Queen’s first No.1 UK hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” an enduring song of epic proportions.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks (plus another five weeks following Mercury’s death in 1991) and remains the UK’s third best-selling single of all time. It also topped the charts in countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Netherlands, and sold over six million copies worldwide. In the United States, the song peaked at number nine in 1976, but reached a new peak of number two after appearing in the 1992 film Wayne’s World. In 2004, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Following the release of the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, it became the most streamed song from the 20th century. In 2021, it was certified Diamond in the US for combined digital sales and streams equal to 10 million units.

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