Music Monday: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Last week Tuesday, my husband and I went on a date – that is, we went out without the children. It had been a while since we had been to the movies sans famille and he wanted to go and experience the big screen. We decided to go and see Bohemian Rhapsody – especially as I am a great fan of Queen’s music.

I loved the film and I could see why Rami Malek won a Golden Globe for his performance. The film showed me quite a bit of Freddie Mercury’s life that I had not known before. As a teenager listening to his music, I had not been interested in knowing his background and personal history. Instead, my friends and I had enjoyed the music – dancing and singing along to his lyrics.

The story was interesting, the acting good, and the music incredible. I loved seeing the history of well-beloved songs. My favourite has always been Bohemian Rhapsody, even though the music critics did not respond favourably to it:

We Will Rock You was one that we used to sing at sports’ events and it was interesting to learn of its genesis:

I have always enjoyed listening to Find Me Somebody To Love:

I could go on with my favourite Queen hits – but that would mean many posts. If I have the opportunity to watch the film again, I probably will. But in the meantime I will pop my CD featuring Queen’s Greatest Hits into my CD player.

Which is your favourite Queen song?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

14 thoughts on “Music Monday: A Bohemian Rhapsody

  1. My wife and I enjoyed the movie a lot – yes, there are some historical inaccuracies, done to present a more dramatic narrative, but that is par for ht course in movie bios, and they weren’t so egregious to turn us off to what was a surprisingly intimate portrait of Mercury…and Rami Malek did a terrific job…as for favorite Queen songs, we have always loved “Radio GaGa” and “Somebody To Love”, but I also posted a story about the wine-quelled collaboration between the band and David Bowie – the epic “Under Pressure!”


    1. I definitely enjoy Somebody to Love – I can hear him singing in my head at this moment.
      P.S.: Thanks for the reference in your post on a book I can read to learn more about Freddie Mercury.

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  2. We also enjoyed the film very much. Of course, the music was wonderful, but so was the story that I (like you) only know bits. At least this helped fill in the blanks and connected the dots. If I didn’t know he was in the movie, Mike Meyers lines about Bohemian Rhapsody cracked me up!


      1. We both know that movie are a condense version of anything. One of the interesting things for me was the way he reconciled with his father before Live Aid.

        PS: My concert series this weekend features Queen. … I invite you to stop by, … just don’t duplicate a previously submitted song. 😉


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