1. Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Only Freddie Mercury could effortlessly sell lyrics like "Scaramouch, scaramouch/ Will you do the fandango?" He's also one of the few artists capable of cooking up such a fantastically complex and bizarre song. It took shape over a number of years, and the band spend weeks recording it. They pushed all the technological limitations of the day practically to breaking point, and the result is a six-minute mini-opera that defied the skeptics and became a huge radio hit. Drummer Roger Taylor hits many of the high notes during the opera portion of the song, but it's really Freddie who carries the vocals. It's the ultimate showcase for his tremendous vocal range and the band's crowning achievement.