Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ named as ‘UK’s Favourite Number One single’

1975 single beats Michael Jackson and Adele to take the top spot in new poll

Queen‘s classic single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been voted as the UK’s Favourite Number One Single.

The poll, which has been carried out by the Official Charts Company, asked people to vote for their favourite UK Number One single of the last 60 years and revealed its winner last night (July 15).

The 1975 single, which sold over one million copies during its initial nine-week stint at Number One, saw off strong competition from Michael Jackson‘s ‘Billie Jean’, which was narrowly in second place.


Surprisingly high up was Adele’s ‘Someone Like You, which, despite only being released in 2011, came out in third spot. Oasis were fourth with ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, while The Beatles only managed to take fifth spot with ‘Hey Jude’.

John Lennon’s classic ‘Imagine’ came sixth, with Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’ in seventh spot and ABBA‘s ‘Dancing Queen’ in eighth place. Whitney Houston came in ninth with ‘I Will Always Love You’, while Kylie Minogue brought up the rear with ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’.

The UK’s ‘Favourite Number One Singles Of The Last 60 Years’ are as follows:

1. Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
2. Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’
3. Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
4. Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
5. The Beatles – ‘Hey Jude’
6. John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
7. Britney Spears – ‘…Baby One More Time’
8. Abba – ‘Dancing Queen’
9. Whitney Houston – ‘I Will Always Love You’
10. Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’

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