It racked up a staggering 48 % of the vote, beating sporting anthem We Are the Champions into second place with simply 19 %. The analysis, commissioned by Greatest Hits Radio, noticed Queen’s feelgood traditional Don’t Stop Me Now are available in third, with We Will Rock You and I Want to Break Free rounding out the highest 5.
Bohemian Rhapsody topped the charts for 9 weeks and bought greater than 1,000,000 copies by the tip of January 1976.
It topped the charts once more for an additional 5 weeks after Freddie Mercury’s loss of life in 1991 to change into the UK’s third best-selling single of all time.
Queen guitarist Brian May mentioned: “I feel Bohemian Rhapsody is one thing you’ll be able to by no means get tired of.
“It has so many moods and atmospheres and modifications of key and time and it’s an enchanting story, which I feel Freddie was so smart to not speak about, as a result of in all people’s thoughts it’s one thing totally different and it pertains to folks’s lives.
“It pertains to their darkest fears and their hopes and desires of triumphing.
“It stirs up feelings and I feel it all the time will. It will certainly out do all of us and God bless it.”
After additionally topping Greatest Hits Radio’s Top 500 songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Brian
May added: “I’m very touched, thanks thanks a lot of us!
“Freddie would say the identical factor. He’d most likely smile a bit depraved smile and say ‘of course darling’, however he’d respect all of it the identical.”
Greatest Hits Radio has launched a petition to have the planet Mercury renamed FREDDIE Mercury to honour the frontman forward of World Space Week.
Greatest Hits Radio presenter Pat Sharp mentioned: “Freddie Mercury has had an unlimited affect on the UK, and certainly your complete world.
“Arguably greater than the planet Mercury, when you concentrate on it – what’s Mercury completed for us these days?
“We wish to honour Freddie’s unbelievable contributions to the world by making him a family identify throughout the galaxy, not simply earth.”
It comes after followers named A Night on the Opera – the album that contained Bohemian Rhapsody – as Queen’s most interesting.
But it was the years after that album’s launch in 1975 – from 1976 till 1980 – that had been outlined as the very best of the band’s authentic line-up of Mercury, May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
And one in 4 Britons picked the hilarious drag video for I Want to Break Free as Queen’s finest music video.
Queen’s triumphant look at Live Aid in 1985 – that includes Freddie Mercury’s iconic white vest – was additionally picked as their high stay efficiency.
That outfit was additionally deemed to be Freddie’s most memorable, narrowly beating his well-known lemon yellow military-style jacket.
But just below a tenth additionally want the band had launched Brighton Rock as a single, reasonably than an album observe on their 1984 LP Sheer Heart Attack.
The survey, carried out by way of OneBallot, additionally requested Britons to select their favorite particular person Queen lyric, with the motivational “’We are the champions my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting until the end”, coming high.
Pat Sharp added: “Queen’s affect on music and tradition is as huge in the present day as throughout their 1970s heyday.
“It was solely the 12 months earlier than final that the Bohemian Rhapsody film got here out, inspiring an entire new technology of followers.
“We hope to get a lot of assist for our plan to rename the planet Mercury – there’s no one extra deserving than Freddie.”
THE TOP 20 QUEEN SONGS EVER
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. We Are the Champions
3. Don’t Stop Me Now
4. We Will Rock You
5. I Want to Break Free
6. Somebody to Love
7. Killer Queen
8. Radio Ga Ga
9. Under Pressure
10. The Show Must Go On
11. Another One Bites the Dust
12. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
13. It’s a Kind of Magic
14. You’re My Best Friend
15. Love of My Life
16. Fat Bottomed Girls
17. I Want it All
18. One Vision
19. The Miracle
20. Heaven for Everyone