"Bohemian Rhapsody": Top of the Pops 2013

Freddie Mercury of Queen singing in New Haven, Connecticut
Freddie Mercury of Queen singing in New Haven, Connecticut. November 16, 1977Photo: Carl Lender via Wikimedia Commons

Listeners of Netherlands national public radio station Radio 2 picked Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the top song entering the new year. Every year. the radio station counts down to the celebratory moment by playing the top 2000 songs as voted on by the public.

Top 2000 has been on the air annually since 1999. "Bohemian Rhapsody" took the number one position in 12 of the show's 14-year history, including last year. For the second year in a row and seventh time overall, "Hotel California," by the Eagles, was runner up. The top ten in order for 2012 are:

  1. "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen
  2. "Hotel California," The Eagles
  3. "Stairway to Heaven," Led Zeppelin
  4. "Child in Time," Deep Purple
  5. "Avond," Boudewijn de Groot
  6. "Wish You Were Here," Pink Floyd
  7. "Shine on you Crazy Diamond," Pink Floyd
  8. "Someone Like You," Adele
  9. "Clocks," Coldplay
  10. "Comfortably Numb," Pink Floyd