Sunday Side Up Brit Bunch: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

John Lockwood
January 4, 2021

On February 14th, 1992, a Valentine to the world was created when "Wayne's World" was released in theatres... and gave new life to this Freddie Mercury creation!

At nearly 6 minutes long, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was the centerpiece of the scene where Wayne, Garth and their buds sang (and acted!) their hearts out, word for word.

Mike Myers chose the song for their Mirthmobile mini- concert, but the studio wanted something else instead, like a Guns N' Roses tune. Myers fought for it- threatening to walk if Queen wasn't used- and emerged victorious!

Fun Fact: In the "Bohemian Rhapsody" film, Myers played the role of EMI Executive Ray Foster, who was deadset against releasing it as a single. "Mark these words", Foster says. "No one will ever play Queen."

Bonus Fun Fact (In a fun throwback to the "Wayne's World" scene): Foster also claims that "We need a song teenagers can bang their heads to in a car. Bohemian Rhapsody is not that song."

Ha!

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