Bohemian Rhapsody tops the Netherlands popular song vote again – 2016 !!


Bo Rhap No1 The Netherlands 2016

TRANSLATION: Queen’s in 1975, three weeks to produce ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. There used to be one hundred and eighty different shots, all without synthesizers. On the inside of the cover of the album A Night At The Opera, which ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is, therefore, read: “No synthesizers”. This classic has long been at the top of the NPO Radio 2 Top 2000.

QUEEN – One of the most successful bands in pop history. Queen scores in the Netherlands six times a No. 1 hit (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Somebody To Love’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘I Want To Break Free”and ‘Radio Ga Ga’). On November 24, 1991 singer Freddie Mercury died from the effects of AIDS.


Erik van Otterdijk wrote 2 December 2016

Dear Dr May.

I’m glad to inform you that Bohemian Rhapsody is again voted to be the most popular song in The Netherlands.

For the last 18 years the local radiostation NPORadio2 organizes the annual Top 2000 where listeners can submit their favorite songs. This year 6.5 million people sent in their favourite songs and for the 14th time Bohemian Rhapsody was no 1 ! !

These are the votings in different age categories: Y

ounger than 35 years:
1. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen
2. ‘Piano Man’ – Billy Joel
3. ‘Hotel California’ – Eagles

35-55 years:
1. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Queen
2. ‘Black’ – Pearl Jam
3. ‘Hotel California’ – Eagles

Older than 55 jaar:
1. ‘Hotel California’ – Eagles
2. ‘Stairway To Heaven’ – Led Zeppelin
3. ‘Child In Time’ – Deep Purple


With thanks to Erik van Otterdijk, The Netherlands