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Watch Chilly Gonzales break down Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Melody Lau

Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales is a master of breaking down songs and explaining why things work musically.

Today, Gonzales has teamed up with German broadcaster 1LIVE to analyze one of the biggest, but most complex, rock hits ever: Queen's 1975 single, "Bohemian Rhapsody." While he doesn't look at every part of the almost six-minute long song, he does analyze the "operatic nature" of the song's first verse. To illustrate the song's shift from a major to minor chord, Gonzales even makes a surprising comparison to Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time." Watch the full video below.

Bohemian Rhapsody is also the title of the Freddie Mercury-centred biopic that won four Academy Awards this past weekend, for best film editing, best sound editing, best sound mixing and best actor for Rami Malek who portrayed Mercury.


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