Covered in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – 5 Awesome Versions of the Queen Classic
A song like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is such a classic that it can be reinterpreted in may ways, yet retain the magic that made it such a spectacular work of art. A good cover version of a song can find something in the original that the listener never knew was there too.
In my time clicking around YouTube and scouring record stores, I've come across a few great reworkings of the Queen classic. So, I thought I'd do my internet duty and make a list, here are five that I want to share with you.
The best place to start is with this amazing version by Weird Al from his 1993 album Alapalooza. It's not really a parody, Al does a polka cover of the song. This came out at the time of a Bohemian Rhapsody resurgence in popular culture, thanks in part to the move Wayne's World. And I think it's just super fun.
This song is from the soundtrack to the 1996 move High School High. The duo The Braids releases an album in 1998. It's a nice, smooth 90's R&B version of the song. They stick to the singing verses and skip the more operatic parts of the original.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro did this cover at TED2010. Beautiful.
You can always count on Pentatonix to deliver a great cover.
Wayne Campbell, Garth Algar and the Other Guys Featuring Phil
Cover or Karaoke - you be the judge. Either way it's fun.