Every now and then the girls in my online group will start a thread called ‘unpopular opinions’ this is where we get to share opinions we have that would make us unpopular. As we all have similar political views it’s not for political/religious debate, more focused on pop culture.
Without fail my unpopular opinion is that Bohemian Rhapsody is a totally overrated song. A few people agree with me, many don’t but that’s fine with me, as far as music goes I just don’t get it.
A few months ago when we last used the Odeon Limitless passes of great expense and underuse the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody the movie came on and it looked amazing. I told my partner we must go, he agreed then we waited for the requisite 2 weeks where annual pass holders can’t watch movies for free, to pass and then we just couldn’t find the energy/time and enthusiasm to go. On Monday, sick of being surrounded by children permanently, my partner took the day off work, I switched on my out-of-office and we headed to the cinema to see Bohemian Rhapsody – only 8 weeks after it was released.
Wow! I was entranced throughout the entire movie, it blew me away. Queen was a little bit before my time with their Live Aid gig happening when I was 4 and Freddie died when I was 10. The movie reminded me that there are loads of their songs I really like and I found Freddie’s life fascinating. It’s like all the snippets I knew about him and the band came together in one place with an incredible score behind it. They even explained the whole thought and recording process behind Bohemian Rhapsody.
Whilst it will never be on my favourite list of songs, understanding where it came from and why massively helps and I no longer think it’s over rated.