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A pika and Freddie Mercury © PA Images

A pika ‘channelling’ Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s legendary Live Aid performance has become an internet sensation.

Video editor Joe Vevers tweaked footage of the small mammal squeaking at another pika while perched on a rock and overdubbed it with Freddie Mercury’s famous ‘Ay-Oh’ call-and-response interaction at Wembley Stadium in July 1985.

Certain to bring a smile to even the staunchest cynic’s chops, the 45-second clip has been viewed 1.2million times on YouTube and many more on social media.

Watch the clip here:


In case you’re wondering, a pika is a small mammal with short limbs, rounded ears and no external tail, and is closely related to a rabbit. They live on rocky slopes in mountainous areas of North America and Asia.

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which features a recreation of the band’s performance at Live Aid, has become a box office smash despite being met by a lukewarm response from critics.

A month to the day after its premiere at London’s SSE Arena Wembley, the film has made more than £315million globally.

Accompanying the movie, there is an official Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack, which features the following tracks: 

1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare 0:25
2. Somebody To Love 4:56
3. Doing All Right... revisited (Performed by Smile) 3:17
4. Keep Yourself Alive (Live At The Rainbow) 3:56
5. Killer Queen 2:59
6. Fat Bottomed Girls (Live In Paris) 4:38
7. Bohemian Rhapsody 5:55
8. Now I'm Here (Live At Hammersmith Odeon) 4:26
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2:43
10. Love Of My Life (Rock In Rio) 4:29
11. We Will Rock You (Movie Mix) 2:09
12. Another One Bites The Dust 3:35
13. I Want To Break Free 3:43
14. Under Pressure (Performed by Queen & David Bowie) 4:04
15. Who Wants To Live Forever 5:15
16. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Aid) 2:28
17. Radio Ga Ga (Live Aid) 4:06
18. Ay-Oh (Live Aid) 0:41
19. Hammer To Fall (Live Aid) 4:04
20. We Are The Champions (Live Aid) 3:57
21. Don't Stop Me Now… revisited 3:38
22. The Show Must Go On 4:32

The original pika footage: 


Queen's fabled performance at Live Aid: 

 

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