Many of us look to our college years as being some of the happiest years of our lives. It seems as if everything is carefree, fun and memorable. Years after we leave college, we will still look back on those days and smile. Sometimes we may do something special in college that will touch our lives as well as touching the lives of other people. That is what these young men did and it is not only affecting people at the college, it is affecting people around the world.
Although there may be many songs that we love, there is one that seems to be universal and it even crosses over from one generation to another. It’s a Queen classic, known as Bohemian Rhapsody. This song has played on the radio so many times that you really can’t count it and it has been covered by more artists than we will ever know. Some of those artists are famous and others just love to perform. I think these young men fall in the latter category and you can really tell that they are enjoying what they are doing.
Although you may have heard Bohemian Rhapsody hundreds or perhaps even thousands of times before, you are about to hear it in a unique and wonderful way. These young men perform the entire song a cappella and they truly do it justice. It may be a classic but these men bring it to a level that will live on for a very long time. Thanks to the Internet, this rendition has been passed around and will continue to pass around, making people smile and perhaps even tap their toes.
Bohemian Rhapsody is really a unique song. We will discuss a little bit about the history of the song, which is also interesting to know, but it’s important to break down the song into several different sections. Unlike many songs, that move from verse to chorus and back to a verse again, this Queen classic has distinctive parts that tell a story.
It begins with an introduction, where you hear the story about a man who is talking to his mother about something that he has just done. The man is distraught over the fact that he killed somebody and now he is afraid that he has thrown his life away as a result of his actions. It then moves into the man trying to console his mother because she is crying over what her son has done.
The first part of the song is absolutely captivating and these young men choreograph things in their a cappella performance do it justice. It is when it moves into the next phase, which is the hard rock part that things really start to pick up the pace. It’s interesting to watch how these young men handle the change and it even gets the audience laughing because they have probably heard the song many times as well.
This a cappella group, who are members of the University of California, Berkeley, are really whipping the audience up into a frenzy. They probably performed many songs before and, like many performers, they love it when an audience really gets into what they are doing. You can tell that the audience is loving every moment of it and it just makes them perform even better.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the brainchild of Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. He had a unique voice and a style of performing that is unmatched by anyone. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us today but he has left a mark on the world that will continue to keep people singing and listening to his music for many years to come.
This song is unique because it took a very long time to put together. Although the song was released in 1975, it is thought that Mercury was already working on the song back in the 1960s. It is also thought that he had the entire rock opera in his mind, even before he began writing a single note. It really goes to show you the musical talent that he had and why this song has lasted for so many years.
Every once in a while, a song comes along that really changes people and defines music in a very unique way. Bohemian Rhapsody is one of those songs. We loved listening to Freddie Mercury sing it and now these young boys from Berkeley are doing it justice once again.
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