Today marks the 40th anniversary of Sheer Heart Attack, the album which, by most accounts, launched Queen to international tight-leather-clad stardom. But rather than watching a fur-covered Freddie Mercury doing his thing (excellent though that would be), here's Panic at the Disco's cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which provides a pretty fitting homage.

Sheer Heart Attack was Queen's first properly rock anthem ‚ÄĒ it disgresed from the eariler, more progressive debut albums, and gave the world its first taste of Queen sound. It shot to #2 in the US, thanks to some classic tracks that have survived to this day, including 'Killer Queen'.

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Although 'Bohemian Rhapsody' didn't come until a year later, I think this recent Panic at the Disco cover is still worthy of a mention ‚ÄĒ and a shirtless Brandon Urie does a pretty good job as a Mercury stand-in. [YouTube]