‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Viral Video: A Historical Comparison

by Fallon Prinzivalli

There are few songs more iconic than Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s one of those songs you can sing in the shower when you think no one’s home or yell with friends at a bar on Friday night.

Apparently, it’s also a great song to belt in the back of a cop car after being arrested for a DUI. At least, that’s what Canadian Robert Wilkinson thought. A YouTube video of the incident recently went viral, but the song isn’t a stranger to cars. Remember Wayne’s World? (Who are we kidding, how could you forget?) Wayne and Garth also sing a hilarious rendition of the song while driving down the street.

So, who sang it better and which will be remembered? Or should everyone stick to the original Queen version from now on? Watch them after the jump and let us know which you think is the most classic rendition.

Robert Wilkinson
While we’re appalled at Wilkinson’s actions, the video did get some laughter from us. Because he’s intoxicated his words are slurred and his voice is pitchy – it’s funny now, but like most viral videos, it might die off with the next YouTube sensation.

Wayne’s World
This scene no doubt introduced a lot of the movie’s fans to the song. Mike Myers’ facial expressions are hilarious and absolutely perfect as he imitates the band. The scene is classic and, like the movie, will always stick with movie lovers.

No one can sing it better than the originals. This will be the version that’s always remembered, because while you may remember the song from “Wayne’s World,” there’s simply no beating Freddie Mercury.

Which do you think is the classic version? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!