Compare the original to the Muppets' version and a parody. Some things are classic. Some things are good enough to stand-up no matter who performs it. You be the judge.
A Little Background.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song written by Freddie Mercury, originally recorded by the band Queen
for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera.
The song is a parody of a
rock opera and has a very unusual musical structure for a piece of
popular music. Its three different sections have no chorus but both a
cappella and heavy metal arrangements. Despite this, it was released as a single and became a huge commercial success, marking a decisive point in Queen's
The single was accompanied by a
groundbreaking "promotional video", which helped establish the visual
language of the modern music (and helped make the music video a must have accessory for any performer).
Muppets – Video of Bohemian Rhapsody:
The Muppets have created their own version of Queen's classic song and video. This version has very quickly gone viral, as people around the world flock to see it.
The Muppets released their version of Bohemian Rhapsody as a funny and endearing tribute marking the 18th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's untimely death.
While there will never be another Freddy Mercury, neither will there be another Gonzo, Fozzie Bear nor Miss Piggy. Here is their attempt at rock opera:
Bohemian Bankruptcy – A Tragedy by Drag Queen.
This, completely different, take on the classic is a witty parody of our economic times.
The Original: I Saved the Best for Last.
Here is the original. After all this time, it still speaks for itself.
Here is a link to that video with the lyrics superimposed.