Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the greatest rock song of all time, according to The Struts’ Luke Spiller

Having to choose one song to represent the greatness of rock ‘n’ roll seems almost impossible because there are just too many out there. Do you start with The Beatles? Led Zeppelin? OstrichLuke Spiller did not hesitate to mention Queen‘s anthemic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and he has a pretty interesting explanation as to why.

“I wouldn’t even classify it as a rock’n’roll song, but I think what it does so beautifully is that it embodies everything that rock should be,” Spiller told Loudwire nights hosted by Toni Gonzalez.

“If planet Earth were to be represented by one song as a galactic, Eurovision-esque song contest, we’d all put forward ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ because it showcases the absolute best qualities of music,” he continued. “When it comes to rock, it’s got everything. It’s got the great lyrics, it’s got great musicianship, it’s got the melodic ballad-ness, and then it’s got the hard rock element. It’s got some of the greatest guitar work ever been recorded. The vocal arrangements – everything about it is pure bliss.”

The vocalist acknowledged that “Bohemian Rhapsody” might seem like a “basic answer” but claimed that he can’t think of another that would fit the question better than that.

Spiller is undoubtedly a Queen fan, and has actually been compared to the band’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury since The Struts emerged in the 2010s. While noting that comparisons are simply part of human nature, he’s not upset at all, saying it’s an honor.

“I think it’s nice, I’m waiting for the call to sing officially with the Queen,” he concluded.

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