Bo Rhap Tops Armed Forces Poll
36 years after its release, Queen's classic 'rock opera' retains the top spot in an army radio station poll.
Queen's classic "rock opera" Bohemian Rhapsody has topped a poll to find the British armed forces' favourite song.
The 1975 song won double the number of votes claimed by the runner up, Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars, in army radio station BFBS's survey to find its listeners' top 500 songs.
Queen's drummer, Roger Taylor, said: "It's fantastic … it makes me feel very, very proud. I'd like to wish all the forces the very best – and especially to those who voted for Bohemian Rhapsody – from the very bottom of our hearts."
Other songs in the top 10 were indie classics such as Oasis's Wonderwall, Sex on Fire by the Kings of Leon, and Mr Brightside by The Killers, as well as soft rock favourites including Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N'Roses and Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.
Older classics also feature heavily in the list, including Sittin' on The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding, Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds.
A previous BFBS survey revealed that the favourite war film of the forces was the 1964 classic Zulu.
Other Queen tracks which figure in the Forces 500 are as follows:
1 - Bohemian Rhapsody
9 - Don't Stop Me Now
77 - One Vision
103 - Radio GaGa
108 - I Want to Break Free
136 - Who Wants to Live Forever
146 - We Are the Champions
157 - A Kind of Magic
206 - Killer Queen
306 - We Will Rock You
310 - Under Pressure
368 - Fat Bottomed Girls
373 - These Are the Days of Our Lives