Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the UK’s favourite song


The Breeze favourite 500 2018

Queen‘s Iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been voted the number one favourite song of listeners of The Breeze and Anglian Radio networks.  The Favourite 500 played in full this Easter weekend and saw the groundbreaking track claim the top spot.

More than 24,000 song votes were registered across one month to make up the Favourite 500 countdown.  In total, Queen, fronted by the late, great Freddie Mercury, claimed ten places in the chart with tracks including ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘These Are The Days Of Our Lives’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, ‘I Want To Break Free’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ all featuring in the countdown across the weekend.

Other artists that featured heavily included Elton John, who had the most tracks in the countdown beating Queen by one song to claim eleven singles in the 500; the highest entry was Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, his duet with the late George Michael placed at number 29.  George Michael had nine songs voted in to the chart, the highest being his debut solo single ‘A Different Corner’ at number 15.

The Brits fared well in the Favourite 500 overall with The Beatles,  Adele, Phil Collins, Take That, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran and The Police all featuring multiple times (along with Queen).

The full Favourite 500 are listed on this link https://www.thebreeze.com/the-breeze-favourite-500/.

The Breeze network is made up of seventeen stations across the south coast and Anglian Radio is comprised of five stations across the east of England with more than 500,000 listeners.

The Breeze and Anglia Radio

269 Queen – Somebody To Love
267 Queen – Radio Gaga
260 Queen – We Are The Champions
245 Queen / David Bowie – Under Pressure

244 Queen – I Want To Break Free
181 Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
109 Queen – The Show Must Go On
53 Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
1 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

TOP 20

20 Elvis Presley – Always On My Mind 19 Adele – Hello
18 Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
17 Monkees – Daydream Believer
16 Lonestar – Amazed
15 George Michael – A Different Corner
14 Otis Redding – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
13 Take That – A Million Love Songs
12 Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
11 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
10 Mamas And The Papas – California Dreamin’
9 Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
8 Beatles – Hey Jude
7 Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
6 John Legend – All Of Me
5 Toto – Africa
4 Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
3 Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
2 Robbie Williams – Angels
1 Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody