Twitter user's hilarious coronavirus parody of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' takes the internet by storm
After the deadly coronavirus outbreak has confined us all to our homes for the near-distant future, plenty of music-loving fans have been putting their free time to good use.
So far, we've already heard tons of 'My Corona' parody covers, using the tune from The Knack's 'My Sharona', while Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start The Fire' also recently received a hilarious Covid-19 themed send-up on social media.
But one Twitter user called Dana Jay Bein probably takes the cake for her immensely popular viral parody of 'Queen's' evergreen classic, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which is one of the world's most frequently-played tracks even today.
Starting yesterday afternoon, March 18, Dana Jay Bein starting posting some imaginative coronavirus-themed lyrics in a series of tweets, set to the tune of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which was first released by Freddie Mercury and Queen in 1975.
The resulting tune was called the 'Coronavirus Rhapsody' and hundreds of thousands of fans loved her coronavirus version so much that they succeeded in making it go, erm, viral.
Even 'Weird Al' Yankovic would be proud of her efforts!
Dana started off by tweeting out the first batch of lyrics, prefacing it with a warning that the current state of the world was probably getting to her while she sat cooped up at home.
"I've lost my mind," joked Bein. "I wrote 'Coronavirus Rhapsody'." She then shared the first lines of the hilarious song - "Is this a sore throat, is this just allergies? Caught in a lockdown, no escape from reality."
And that was just the beginning - that tweet spawned a whole thread of lyrics that carried the 'Coronavirus Rhapsody' theme forward.
"Don’t touch your eyes
Just hand sanitize quicklyyyyy
I’m just a poor boy, no job security
Because of easy spread, even though
Washed your hands, laying low
I look out the window, the curve doesn’t look flatter to me, to me."
The insanely epic Twitter thread then marched on, with the first verse going:
"Mama, just killed a man
I didn’t stay inside in bed
I walked by him, now he’s dead
Mama, life was so much fun
But now I’ve caught this unforgiving plague"
You can view the entire hilarious thread of lyrics by clicking here. Needless to say, fans on social media absolutely loved her ridiculous 'Coronavirus Rhapsody' parody and as of now, Dana's post has over 160,000 retweets and over half a million likes already.
Fans are even posting their own vocal covers of her lyrics far and wide — here's a brilliant version by the talented artiste Franchise posted below for your viewing pleasure.
And we have to say the 'Coronavirus Rhapsody' is probably one of the best things to ever come out of this horrific global pandemic. So stay safe and stay entertained, y'all! There's still hope for humanity after all.