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Bohemian Barnyard Rhapsody

2009-12-10 15:29
Queen and the Muppets

The superb video brings together two iconic pieces of pop culture: Queen's rock-opera classic and Jim Henson's inimitable Muppets. It features all the hugely recognisable characters that defined an era of children's television, and continue to be popular with each new generation: Miss Piggy catterwauling, Kermit The Frog crooning, Gonzo grooving, Animal...well, being Animal of course, and many more.

Seen as a contender to X-Factor for the coveted Christmas no.1 spot in Britain, bookmaker Paddy Power said of the 'novelty' single:
"We'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 it’s no surprise the punters are getting stuck in. Imagine, the mighty X Factor toppled by the Muppets! It's great to have a competitive Christmas no. 1 race again!"

The momentum for the video has taken on a life of its own in the UK, with The One Show and Sky News having already shown it, plus The Sun tipping the novelty song as a Christmas Number 1 contender.

Watch the video

The original version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" appears on their Absolute Greatest compilation, which has so far spent three weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Chart and is available in South Africa. Buy the CD here

The video for Queen + The Muppets' cover version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been watched a staggering nine and a half million times on YouTube in the past week.
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