Cockatiels are amazing birds and they’re actually quite smart. To prove that, we found a cockatiel who is smart enough to know how amazing the legendary rock band Queen is. Queen is a British band that was formed in 1970 in London. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. By the time the 1980s rolled around, Queen was one of the most popular rock bands in the world. For more than 40 years, Queen has been a pop culture global presence. In the time Queen has been in existence, they have won tons of awards, and they were inducted in 2001 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band’s first public performance was on July 18, 1970, at Prince Consort Road in London. It wasn’t long before they were all over the place, however, and they became huge. A couple of their songs, such as Another One Bites the Dust and We Are the Champions, have become popular sports anthems in countries all over the world, particularly in the U.S. Their most popular song of all time was Bohemian Rhapsody, which has been covered endlessly on amateur stages for shows like The Voice, American Idol, and America’s Got Talent. There was even a movie made about Queen’s story and it was called Bohemian Rhapsody as well.
We’ve heard a lot of people sing Queen songs, but it wasn’t until today that we heard a cockatiel sing two of Queen’s biggest hits. This cockatiel is named MAY-cyan and he performs a medley of sorts of Another One Bites the Dust and Radio GaGa, which is another huge Queen hit. I have to say, the bird nails it, and that takes a lot. It’s even better than he’s sitting on the arm of Freddie Mercury as he sings.
As the comments suggested, Freddie Mercury is probably in heaven saying, “Well done, darling. Well done.” Watch this mesmerizing video below.