12 Eye-Opening Facts About Bohemian Rhapsody You Should Know

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Bohemian Rhapsody was released on November 3, 2018, and the fascinating story behind one of the most influential groups ever continues to be unbelievably popular. However, some things shown in the movie kinda differ from the truth.

TIMESTAMPS:
The creators built an exact copy of Wembley Stadium for the movie 1:05
The Pepsi glasses you can see on the piano weren’t a product placement 1:39
Queen didn’t have any doubts about performing at Live Aid 2:17
Some of the vocal recordings for the film were done by Marc Martel 2:58
Mike Myers had previously appeared in a film listening to “Bohemian Rhapsody” 3:41
Queen didn’t break the contract with EMI 4:20
Bohemian Rhapsody should’ve been directed by someone else 4:45
Freddie became a part of the band through Tim Staffell 5:12
“We Will Rock You” was written much earlier 6:04
Freddie Mercury wasn’t the only one who tried to go solo 6:39
Freddie Mercury didn’t know he was sick until 1987 7:29
The official soundtrack includes previously unreleased songs 8:24

Music by Epidemic Sound

SUMMARY:
– The director of Live Aid was present during filming and was pleasantly surprised with how precise the reconstruction was.
– Some people pointed out that the creators added some very visible Pepsi product placement in the movie during the Live Aid scene. If you watch the original performance, you’ll see these glasses on Mercury’s piano too.
– But the true story is way less poetic than that. The pause in Queen’s work didn’t last for more than a year. Plus, in February 1984 they released a new album called The Works.
– Several years ago, Marc sent his cover versions of Queen songs to guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. They were amazed by the similarities between Marc’s voice and Freddie’s.
– The actor, famous for his many roles, including Austin Powers, already listened to and even sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” in character in the movie Wayne’s World!
– Queen did have some disagreements with EMI during the Night at the Opera era. Still, everything seemed to turn out all right since the band released many more albums with this label.
– The first person to take the director’s chair was Bryan Singer, and he was actively working on the movie almost from the start. But 20th Century Fox decided to fire him.
– In the movie, we see Freddie meeting Roger and Brian after a concert when their frontman, Tim Staffell, decides to leave the project. But it wasn’t exactly like that in real life.
– In real life, “We Will Rock You” appeared in Queen’s hit album News of the World back in 1977 — several years before the actual concert.
– Pretty much every participant of Queen was trying to make their own solo albums work!
– The official soundtrack of the movie contains not only several famous songs we all know by heart but another 11 recordings that had not been released!

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BRIGHT SIDE December 17, 2018 - 1:19 PM

I love this movie so much! 😍 Did you guys watch it?

Here's a rare photo of Freddie Mercury with his mother:

Damianos Karakasidis October 24, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Whats the song at the very beginning dont @ me

Vxnøm. October 25, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Omg I never knew we will rock you was written by Queen. When I was younger I used to love that song especially the LEGO version 😂

TABOO BROS II October 27, 2019 - 4:29 AM

My favorite part of the movie was when Freddie Mercury's father hugged him.

Kreepi October 30, 2019 - 5:52 PM

It was actually February 2019

DaChronical a little bit of everything!! October 30, 2019 - 7:43 PM

These so called facts are not all true, Freddie knew he was sick for over 5 years, that was according to Bryan may himself so I’ll take that as the truth

SuperSupersenior October 31, 2019 - 2:16 AM

My favorite part of the movie happened when the Live Aid organizers reached their of a million pounds during Queens segment. I feel it confirmed what I have always said about Freddie Mercury: "He was more than an entertainer. He was a force of nature."

MaryJo DeBlasis October 31, 2019 - 8:30 AM

THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!

Kath Carroll November 1, 2019 - 1:28 AM

I watch this film nearly everyday

Kath Carroll November 1, 2019 - 1:29 AM

All of it

Tuana Krasniqi November 2, 2019 - 3:42 PM

How many galelayos do you want??
Was my favorita part of the movie

zesse November 2, 2019 - 10:37 PM

the thumbnail was a big lie.

Shelley Strode November 3, 2019 - 12:44 AM

i loved everything in the movie, but one of my favorite parts was when he gives mary the ring ans tells her she is the love of his life and to promise freddy not to ever take it off,❤and i loved their english accents anyway. very sexy to me

PFC thomas W. November 3, 2019 - 1:05 AM

WHEN WILL
NETFLIX HAVE THIS
MOVIE ON???????

I WANNA SEE
THIS MOVIE
ON
NETFLIX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ghost Face November 7, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Beatles pleaseeee

srx November 8, 2019 - 11:41 AM

Freddie: "How is it?"
Roger: "More gayer?"
Freddie: "Not my face darling, the picture."

Shelia Moore November 8, 2019 - 1:43 PM

With such attention to details, why couldn’t they have Rami wear brown contacts to match Freddie’s dark eyes? Very noticeable, at least to me.

Donna Walther November 8, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Loved the personal side of Freddie MERCURY trying come to terms with oneself of who is where he belongs then being truth to himself. I loved his great love for Mary an her love for him as well as his husband in the end the band members where family. Like how the stated it in the movie. This was one of the best movies I seen in a long time. I was moved by it, loved and changed by it. One his love for people in his life. his love for life, pulling you into the film where the darkness he feeling you r REMEMBER it as if you ever felt or thought you were completely alone in the darkness of ones life. Wanting that love needing that love then in the end it's right in front of you its family friends that is family then the people all around your life that give an not take like fruit flys that statement is priceless. Thanks for making movie I got to know a person I would have never gotten to know. That might of or could have enjoyed in my life and his passing was tragic to a lot but life changing for me. Because I got to know him In a very wonderful light RIP FREDDIE. THANK YOU BAND MEMBERS AND MARY FOR LETTING ME INTO YOUR LIVES. YOU ALL R WONDERFUL.GOD BLESS YOU.

Detuned Plus November 10, 2019 - 3:14 AM

6:03 I KNEW IT

mark jahnke November 10, 2019 - 5:41 AM

Sorry but the picture of Freddie at the 1986 banner isn’t Freddie it’s a movie still not Freddie.

Rat Thing November 12, 2019 - 3:50 AM

im in love with my car 😔

2012daffyduck November 14, 2019 - 4:15 PM

please cut the awful background music. No one wants to listen to it for 10 minutes.

кубик кубик November 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Неужели не было актёра во всём мире более более-менее похожего на ВЕЛИКОГО ФРЕДДИ МЕРКЬЮРИ.!!! ОООО БОЖЕ ЧТО ..ЭТО…????!!!!!

spectre legacy account November 21, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Is this the real life
Is this the fantasy

No this is my question

Sameer Verma November 21, 2019 - 6:20 PM

5:14 but there is a reference in that scene where Freddie told them that he is an arts student.

ElsieJoy Davis November 25, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Hated the movie. Rami Malek ruined it. He was wooden and had none of Freddie's charisma

seven xvll November 29, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Anyone know what the song is from at 0:05 ?

TECHN0 November 30, 2019 - 7:08 AM

In the thumbnail, the picture on the left is from a movie Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018. Hold up.

Arvindh G. December 1, 2019 - 1:00 AM

I am so shocked that BRIGHT SIDE has more subscribers than Shane Dawson!?!

Stranger Danger December 4, 2019 - 9:01 AM

I'm so angry… I shouldn't be, but it makes me so mad that the guy never told anyone that he had aids! If he had told someone sooner, then his last few moments in life would be better! Or- or he'd probably get as much treatment as possible at the least! Uggghhhhh, this is a real shame…

Joshua E December 5, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Finally a video NOT about riddles that no one can solve

Jacob Topalis December 6, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Why did Freddie get pale before he died

tiffany cole December 6, 2019 - 11:29 AM

I think it's an absolute disappointment their true stories weren't published, it's crazy. Who ever made this needed to recreate the live aid event to the smallest detail (pepsi cups 🙆)not Queen's actual story of who they were, how they met and how they came to be. Just a little taster, What about their childhood?, i don't know if particular people wanted certain things left out but the stories are in documentaries. why aren't we able to see them in the movie if it's about queen and not live aid, i mean the movie doesn't even show the true time scale of their live aid preparation. So as much as i love the movie and it inspires me to reconnect with my love for music, what is the movie for? So much was left out 😕😒.

Icaruz December 7, 2019 - 5:29 AM

November 3 that's my birthday 😍 😍

Maryse St-Jean December 7, 2019 - 10:48 AM

My Favourite Movie ❤️😍😍👨🏻

Krissy December 10, 2019 - 2:33 AM

”I’ve got it” 💔🥺😭

P S December 11, 2019 - 11:18 PM

Albie Einstein, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, Trump and Modi's brains should be placed in a museum.
THE COLLECTION SHOULD BE LABLED – "dIVERSity… WHEN IT WENT WRONG"

SavageSkull YT December 13, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Video: Mike Myers Listened To Bohemian Rhapsody.

Me: Wait, What, No Way.

libertango December 14, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Rami deserved all the praise and he is a very good actor, but I think that other actors looking more like Freddie could have been found. I know Borat was in early stages. Rami is just much thinner/shorter than Freddie, and face-wise far away.

Gleeming Glow December 17, 2019 - 3:00 AM

That's Right Bright Side… Adding Salt To Injury: a] That Grimmy, Fly-By-Night Bohemian Rhapsody Film ~ Hugely Failed Casting A True Handsome, Well-Distinguished Persian Actor, Instead, •Their Quickie Movie Production Hired Scrawny Lookin' Lizard From Egypt (Actor Faked His Over-The-Top Bucked Teeth)• b] Our Beloved Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara in Tanzania) Studied Piano in India's Boarding School, Then Befriended Numerous Musicians at London's Ealing College of Arts ~ Meaning, Freddie Mercury Didn't Need To Be Bummin' Around Behind 1970's Jalopy Van To Pioneer Their Majestic °Queen° Band, Period, The End!!! That Sloppy Movie Was A Deliberate Rip-Off For Very UnEnlightened Viewers & Losers…"

The Brodes December 18, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Queen

The Brodes December 18, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Mike

The Brodes December 18, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Wanyes world

Jun 360 December 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

I was waiting how they made the Bicycle Race but it never came out in the movie… 😜