Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody has become the first pre-1990s music video on YouTube to receive more than a billion views.
To celebrate, the band have updated the clip with a remastered, high-definition version that features lyric subtitles in oodles of different languages. It still looks a bit fuzzy, but there’s only so much they can do with the 1970s shot-on-the-cheap footage, we guess.
In further events to mark the milestone, the surviving band members are launching a competition.
“We are honoured that Bohemian Rhapsody has just hit one billion views on YouTube,” Brian May and Roger Taylor say on the official Queen website. “We want to thank you all and celebrate with our amazing fans all around the world by creating three new music videos to our songs, all featuring you! Whether you are a musician, singer, dancer, visual artist or you just want to have some fun. Go to www.youarethechampions.com to find out more and we’ll see you on the road somewhere.”
More details are set to hit the site later in the week.
Anyway, here’s the remastered vid: