Top 5 Bohemian Rhapsody parodies and tributes on 40th anniversary of classic Queen hit
Published 02/11/2015 | 14:21
Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of Queen's classic hit Bohemian Rhapsody and to celebrate we've rounded up a few of the best parodies and tributes from Wayne's World to Kanye West at Glastonbury (with a twist).
Speakign to Rolling Stone ahead of the anniversary, Brian May reflected on Wayne's World, Mike Meyer's 1992 film which gave the song something of a rebirth in the States.
"Mike Myers phoned me up and said, 'We've got this thing which we think is great, do you want to hear it?' And I said, 'Yeah.' And he said, 'Do you think Freddie would want to hear it?'
"Now Freddie was really sick by that time but I said, 'Yeah, I'm sure he will.' Mike gave me a tape which I took 'round to Freddie and played to him and Freddie loved it, he just laughed and thought it was great, this little video."
Wayne's World (1992)
This summer a group of American mothers created their own version of the 1975 classic baosting lyrics by Deva Dalporo who regularly creates parodes for her blog MyLifeSuckers.
"I love Bohemian Rhapsody. It's such an epic song. And with lyrics like, "Mama!!!!!!!" it was begging for a mom parody. So one night, I hunkered down after the kids had gone to sleep and wrote my own version," she said.
"I think it's my most intense parody video to date! Check out the end - it was ALL my daughter, and took me totally by surprise."
Aussie comedian trio SketchShe created Bohemian Carsody, a recreation of Wayne's World's take on the original Bohemian Rhapsody, in March this year and even Brian May shared the video on his Facebook page, much to the girls' (Shae-Lee, Lana and Madison) delight.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars edition
"Performed by the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community!" and does exactly what it says on the tin.
Kanye West tackles Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury
West's take didn't go down too well, especially since he appeared at one point to forget the words. More amsuing than Kanye's efforts, however, is this mash up which edits footage of Freddie Mercury laughing at West's performance.