Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Is The Highest-Streamed Song of All Time

December 11, 2018

From the massive catalogue of music created throughout the 20th century, Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced that "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is the highest-streamed song of all time.

According to UMG, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has collected over 1.6 billion streams across all music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, as well as the band's official song and music video streams on YouTube.

Part of the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is due to the boost in popularity from the band's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which grossed more than $596.1 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.

Guitarist Brian May said of the news, ""So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!"

Following "Bohemian Rhapsody," the other highest-streamed classic rock songs include "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses, and "Take on Me" by A-Ha.