The classic rock hit is aging exceptionally well.
Boosted by the recent success of the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen's iconic song of the same name is aging gracefully -- to say the least. On Monday (Dec. 10), Universal Music Group (UMG) announced the song is officially the most-streamed track from the 20th century, achieving more than 1.6 billion global streams.
That qualification also makes it the most-streamed classic rock song of all time, edging out Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O'Mine" and "November Rain" and a-ha's "Take on Me" in both categories. The ranking considers all registered streams on global on-demand streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and others, as well as streams from official song or video streams on YouTube.