Recreating 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Out of Real Tweets

The many voices that can be marshalled to sing Queen's greatest hit.

Everybody loves to sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." That is just a fact of modern life, at least since Wayne's World (1992). 

And what's true on road trips is true on Twitter: People regularly tweet lines from the song. Ran Enrico Magen, a Twitter engineer, noticed this and recreated the song from real tweets sent by the service's users in just the last week or so.

The users are a slice of daily Twitter life: teenagers, people tweeting for a cause (#TeamDepot), people from Austin, people from Indonesia, people from Brazil, people from the Philippines, people whose bios consist of their Instagram handles and high schools abbreviations (go IRHS!), people who put police trucks as their Twitter background images, and crazy cat ladies.

Yet they all peacefully coexist in this networked song: many voices, one love. And that love is Queen.

Presented by

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Technology

Just In