Shwing! A Look Into Wayne’s World’s Most Iconic Scene

When Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was originally released in 1975, the song was definitely odd. It was flamboyant, unusual, and with several songs fused together. But it became a rock-opera epic. You probably already know that Queen’s record company believed the nearly six-minute single was way too long to play on the radio, and that it would never be a hit. Yet the song made it to No.1 in the UK and hit the Top 10 in the US.


Mike Myers and Dana Carvey in “Wayne’s World” 1992. Photo by Paramount / Kobal / Shutterstock

However, by the late ‘80s, the song mostly existed in a quiet life of occasional radio appearances on classic rock stations. That is, until 1992 when the cult comedy classic “Wayne’s World” used “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a major part of the film. Who knew the boisterous scene in the opening sequence of the movie would have such a lasting effect on comedy and music fans alike?

But there’s a whole story behind the scene, which included getting Queen’s blessing. This is how it went…