‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ voted greatest lighter in air song
London, Sep 8, Pop group Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been voted the greatest “lighter in the air song of all time” in a new poll.
The flamboyant band’s million selling 1975 single was given the accolade by voters surveyed by lighter company Zippo, scooping 33 percent of all votes cast, reports contactmusic.com.
“It is fascinating to see how true rock legends are still making their mark on fans. Just as they’ve cemented their place in rock history, so too has Zippo,” said David Warfel, a spokesperson for Zippo.
The song beat Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”, and Meatloaf’s “I would do anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” to the number one spot in the survey.
The poll also named The Beatles as most influential band of the last half a century despite the fact they have not released a new record since 1996.