Added on 14-Dec-2009
The Queen + The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody single is OUT NOW!
Original Press Release:
In the past week, the video for Queen + The Muppetsâ€™ version of â€˜Bohemian Rhapsodyâ€™ has been viewed over a staggering nine and a half million on YouTube.
The video brings together two iconic pieces of pop culture: Queenâ€™s rock-opera classic â€˜Bohemian Rhapsodyâ€™ and Jim Hensonâ€™s inimitable Muppets. It features all the hugely recognisable characters that defined an era of childrenâ€™s television, and continue to be popular with each new generation; Miss Piggy, Kermit The Frog, Gonzo, Animal and many more.
Seen as a contender to X Factor for the Christmas no.1 spot, bookmaker Paddy Power said of the single:
â€œWeâ€™ve taken more bets on the Muppets to be Christmas No. 1 than anyone else so far, but with zillions of views already on YouTube itâ€™s no surprise the punters are getting stuck in. Imagine, the mighty X Factor toppled by the Muppets! Itâ€™s great to have a competitive Christmas no. 1 race again!â€
The momentum for the video has taken on a life of its own, with The One Show and Sky News having already shown it, plus The Sun tipping it as a Christmas Number 1 contender.
The single will be released as a Vingle (video of the single) and audio, both available through all Digital Service Providers.
The Muppets â€˜Bohemian Rhapsodyâ€™ for Christmas Number 1 on Facebook
The original version of Queenâ€™s â€˜Bohemian Rhapsodyâ€™ appears on their â€˜Absolute Greatestâ€™ compilation, which has so far spent three weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Chart.