Queen’s accompanying soundtrack album to the smash hit movie Bohemian Rhapsody has marked its first anniversary on the UK album chart by returning to the top ten.
The record climbs back 12-7 on the Official Charts Company’s new UK album listing published yesterday (18). In its distinguished chart career, it has only spent six of its 52 weeks outside the top ten. Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack peaked at No. 3, a position it held in its second and third chart weeks in November 2018 and again for three consecutive weeks in January 2019. Its lowest position to date was No. 17, in late September.
The album contains such Queen anthems as ‘Somebody To Love,’ ‘Killer Queen,’ ‘Fat Bottomed Girls,’ ‘I Want To Break Free,’ the David Bowie collaboration ‘Under Pressure’ and of course the undying title track. Live material includes versions of their hits recorded at Queen’s famous, era-defining performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in July 1985 such as ‘Radio Ga Ga,’ ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ itself.
The soundtrack reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. It currently stands at No. 178 in its 51st week on the all-genre countdown. It was also a No. 1 album in Australia, on Japan’s combined albums chart, and in other countries including Greece, Mexico and the Czech Republic. It also reached No. 2 in such territories as Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland and, among countless other achievements, was the fifth-bestselling album of 2018 in Australia.
As reported, Queen and Adam Lambert have confirmed details of a UK and European leg of their Rhapsody tour in 2020, to start on 24 May in Bologna, Italy and including five nights at London’s O2 Arena in June. The tour is due to end on 1 July in Copenhagen.
Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack can be bought here.