In 1975, the rock band Queen released their iconic song Bohemian Rhapsody, which soon reached the number one spot in the UK singles charts and went on to become one of the most beloved songs of all time. However, in December 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody was dethroned from the top spot after 43 years and replaced by a much younger hit.
The song that replaced Bohemian Rhapsody at number one was none other than “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande. Released in November 2018, the single quickly became a fan favorite, and it was no surprise when it shot to the number one spot in the UK singles chart.
“Thank U, Next” is a powerful pop ballad that speaks to listeners of all ages, with its catchy chorus and upbeat production. The song is both a reflection on past relationships and a message of self-empowerment, as Ariana Grande sings about being thankful for her experiences and choosing to move on.
The song was an instant hit, debuting at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and topping the charts in 14 countries. It was also a smash hit in the UK, where it was quickly certified Platinum and eventually replaced Bohemian Rhapsody at number one.
Since then, “Thank U, Next” has gone on to become one of the biggest songs of 2018 and one of Ariana Grande’s most successful releases. It has since been certified five times Platinum in the UK and has spawned numerous remixes and covers.
As a result, “Thank U, Next” has become a modern classic, and it is no surprise that it was the song that finally dethroned Bohemian Rhapsody from its 43-year reign at number one.