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Is this song about eternal friendship, the indomitable human spirit, or the competitive drive within us all? Eternal friendship.
Times the word “reach” is said in the song: 1.
Who has a worse overbite, Freddie Mercury or Montserrat Caballé? It’s a toss-up, really.
Does Freddie Mercury’s voice still give chills? Oh yeah.
Sadly: Mercury died in 1991, and was slated to perform at the opening ceremonies, but this video was shown in his stead.
Where does this rank among Freddie Mercury songs? Going to go ahead and say in the lower 50%.
Where does this rank among Olympic theme songs? Easily upper 10%.
Choice YouTube comment: “YOUR SHOW IS GOIN ON AND ON” —Giedrius209
Relevant Olympic Moment tied to this song: This song was originally recorded in 1987, unintended for the Olympics.