A new song on YouTube has managed to rework Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" into a song about Star Wars.
The video for "Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition" was posted Dec. 4 and already is nearing 1.5 million hits. The tune, which clocks in at exactly six minutes and thirty seconds, was created by "Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community!" Otherwise known as the faculty and students of the University of Advancing Technology's Digital Video Program located in Tempe. Impressively, Adam Newton handles all the vocals.
"A long time ago in a karaoke bar far, far away..." the video opens with before a cast of people dressed up as various Star Wars characters emerge. "Is that a small moon / No it's a space station / Caught in the Deathstar / No escape from this tractor beam," the song begins before describing Darth Vader. "Any way the force flows doesn't really matter to me," the song continues as people portraying Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and various stormtroopers appear. Heck, even the Cantina band appear a minute into it!
"And Jabba just captured Han / Took him down without a fight / And now he's frozen carbonite," the song continues referring to a scene in "The Empire Strikes Back." From there different people play electric guitar miming Brian May's signature solo halfway through the tune. As for Yoda, he appears halfway through during the lyric "I see a little silhouette of a green man / Master Yoda, Master Yoda / Will you raise up my X-Wing?"
During the homestretch, more scenes of lightsaber duels are shown before it closes with Yoda appearing again. "Matters, nothing really, see anyone can / Matters, nothing really / Matters, nothing really to me," he sings prior to a final gong.
The clip has received over 17,000 "likes" in one week with almost unanimous positive reactions. The clip isn't the first to take a popular song and rework it with Star Wars content. Last year "Teddiefilms" used Gotye's song "Somebody That I Used To Know" as its basis for "The Star Wars That I Used To Know," a YouTube video which seemed to condemn the new Star Wars films. That clip, released in June, 2012, is nearing 14 million hits.