I rarely watch "American Idol," but my wife had me check out a few minutes tonight. The host (his online biography is impressive) says that Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is "the most popular song of all-time." At least he had the year (1975) correct.
What is this guy smoking behind stage? Whenever someone says "the most popular song of all-time," and we're talking rock music here, the first group that comes to mind is Led Zeppelin. "Stairway to Heaven" tops most Top 100 lists. The Rolling Stones sometimes get a nod. The Beatles. Jimi Hendrix. But Queen? One site lists "Killer Queen" ahead of "Bohemian Rhapsody".
VH1 puts the Queen song at #27. "Satisfaction" by the Stones is number one.
Rock-songs.com has "Stairway" at one and "Satisfaction" at two. "Rhapsody" is No. 4.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good song. It's just that I have never heard it referred to as "the most popular song of all-time." And this quote comes from a guy who's wearing a gray v-neck sweater under his gray, buttoned-down suit jacket. One more thing, Ryan. Either grow a beard or shave. You look like you need your mama to wash your face.