Three Women Lip-Sync 'Bohemian Rhapsody' In A Car, Win The Internet

03/10/2015 04:29 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2015

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see: Here’s a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that's as hilarious as it is spirited.

In this viral video, watch as three ladies of Australian sketch group SketchShe passionately lip-sync to the classic Queen song in a car. It may be overdone at this point, but these ladies add flair.

“Road trip rock out,” the video caption reads. “[M]ay contain head banging, boob grabbing and heartfelt emotion.”

Shae-Lee Shackleford, one of the members of the sketch group, told NY Daily News that the three women are huge fans of the 1975 song.

“We feel it is the greatest song of all time,” she said. “It's an incredible song for having so much variety, one moment it's in the depths of heartfelt emotion the next you are rocking out with your best air guitar and head banging you can muster.”


The SketchShe clip has been viewed more than 5.3 million times since being uploaded earlier this month. It’s even been noticed by Queen guitarist Brian May, who shared the clip with his Facebook fans this week. “Funny video,” the musician quipped.

Watch the full clip above.

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  • 2. “Magic Bus” by The Who
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    Rather than specifics about travel, this song is propelled forward by Osborne’s nasty/sublime vocal delivery and the fact that the music drops a beat at the end of every other bar, giving it a cool "falling forward" vibe as it pummels you into submission. Sample: "I walk into the street/ The air's so cool/ I'm wired and I'm tired/ And I'm grinnin' like a fool"
  • 4. “Take Me to the River” by Al Green/Talking Heads
    Okay, this is a two-fer. Al Green wrote it (along with his guitarist, Teenie Hodges), and his yearning, soulful voice yielded the perfect blend of the profound and the profane, taking us to church via the river of redemption. And Talking Heads turned it on its head, slowing it down and using the minimalism of a stripped down four-on-the-floor groove as the perfect backing for David Byrne’s hypnotic, compelling vocal. But either way (and we love both), this song’s about making that trip to the river, to power-wash your soul. Sample: "I don't know why I love you like I do/ After all these changes that you put me through/ You stole my money and my cigarettes/ And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet"
  • 5. “Landlocked Blues” by Bright Eyes w/Emmylou Harris
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