In 1992, a New Jersey high school helped revive this song in America. Students in Clifton, New Jersey asked to sing it at their graduation, but the principal refused because he associated it with Freddie Mercury, who had died of AIDS the year before. This led the students to flood New York radio station Z100 with requests for the song, which the station started playing in sympathy for their cause. Queen had already been revived in the US by "Bohemian Rhapsody
," which was used in the movie Wayne's World
, so their appeal to the next generation was evident. "We Are The Champions" caught on as well, prompting their record company to re-release the single, which made #52.