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




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