Bohemian Rhapsody is no one’s favorite song, but also everyone’s favorite song. Like, when someone asks what your favorite song is you never say Bohemian Rhapsody but when it starts playing on the radio I am pretty sure you crank it up and belt out every single lyric and you don’t even care you’re so proud.

I’ve, uh. Never heard Bohemian Rhapsody.

(That’s a Queen song, right? The one everybody quotes almost as much as The Princess Bride, that starts with “I see a little silhouetto of a man, scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango”?)

…possibly I should remedy that at some point. Forget Steve Rogers, I need a remedial course in 20th-century pop music. ;S

I’ve listened to a lot of those “60s-70s-80s” radio stations over the years*, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the radio. The first time I heard the song was at seventeen when we were sharing music at Girl Guide camp, and once more on Youtube since then. I don’t know most of the words and it almost never comes up that I don’t know most of the words. (I am aware of its reputation, but almost all the quoting I’ve encountered takes place on the Internet, where people don’t notice you not joining in.)

*They’d probably make for a decent remedial course, too. After a while you start to notice which songs tend to come up. Soon you too can make “Don’t Stop Believing” jokes when a train goes by the tracks within earshot of your house every night at midnight.


#music #reply via reblog #of course the radio method wouldn’t work so well for people who don’t *like* 20th-century pop music #who just want to get in get the references and get out #don’t know how to help you if that’s the case

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