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 — 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 — and a shirtless Brandon Urie does a pretty good job as a Mercury stand-in. [YouTube]