Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (Official Video)

Don’t Stop Me Now

Lyrics:

[Intro]
Tonight I’m going to have myself a real good time
I feel alive
And the world I’ll turn it inside out, yeah
And floating around in ecstasy
So don’t stop me now
Don’t stop me
Cause I’m having a good time
Having a good time

[Verse 1]
I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I’m a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I’m going to go go go
There’s no stopping me

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to make a supersonic man out of you

[Chorus]
Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you want to have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (because I’m having a good time)
Don’t stop me now (Yes I’m having a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all

[Verse 2]
Yeah, I’m a rocket ship on my way to Mars
On a collision course
I am a satellite I’m out of control
I am a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to
Oh oh oh oh oh explode

[2nd Pre-Chorus]
I’m burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to make a supersonic woman of you

[Bridge]
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me, don’t stop me (Hey, hey, hey)
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me, ooh, ooh, ooh (I like it)
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me (Have a good time, good time)
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me, oh yeah

[Guitar Solo]

[Pre-Chorus]
I’m burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to make a supersonic man out of you

[Chorus]
Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you want to have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (because I’m having a good time)
Don’t stop me now (Yes I’m having a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all
Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you want to have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (because I’m having a good time)
Don’t stop me now (Yes I’m having a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all

 

Don’t Stop Me Now” is a song by the British rock band Queen, featured on their 1978 album Jazz that was released as a single in 1979. Written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, it was recorded in August 1978 at Super Bear Studios in Berre-les-Alpes (Alpes-Maritimes), France, and is the twelfth track on the album.[1]

Musically the song builds on Mercury’s piano playing, with John Deacon and Roger Taylor providing a bass guitar and drums backing track. The song also provides an example of Queen’s trademark style of multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines.[2]

On the studio version, Brian May‘s only guitar playing is in his guitar solo, but on live versions performed on the band’s 1979 Jazz and Crazy tours, May would also play rhythm guitar throughout the rest of the song to give more of a feel of rock music. A live version of the song features in the band’s 1979 album Live Killers.[3] The song also appears in the band’s 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits, and in June 2011, as part of Queen’s 40th anniversary celebrations, an old take of the song containing more guitar parts was included on the bonus EP of the re-released and remastered Jazz album.[4][5]

In 2015, the electronics company Alba conducted a survey of 2000 UK adults, which asked respondents to name their favourite uplifting song, and ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ was the most popular response.[6]

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Reception

The single reached number 9 in the UK charts but only number 86 in the US; as the album was a top-10 hit, the song got some airplay on U.S. album-oriented rock stations despite its low chart ranking as a single. Viewed at the time of release as one of the lesser songs in the Queen canon, it was only performed live during 1979, with the last performance in the Crazy Tour.[7] Despite this the song has grown in stature with time and has been popularised not only by consistent airplay, but by its use in advertisements, television programmes and films, and through cover versions. It has subsequently become one of Queen’s most popular songs.[8][9][10] The single also has reached Platinum status in the United Kingdom.

Music video

The video for the song was directed by J. Kliebenstein and filmed at the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium on 26 January 1979.[11]

Single

On the Japanese, USA, Canadian and Australian release, “More Of That Jazz” was the B-side.

In popular culture

  • In the musical We Will Rock You, the song is used in the scene where Killer Queen prematurely begins to celebrate, thinking that Galileo and Scaramouche have been captured.
  • In 2005, this song was voted as “The Greatest Driving Song Ever” by viewers of the BBC television program Top Gear.[12]
  • This song was included in the list of songs for use in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, and released that same year alongside Queen’s “Jealousy” single in the Soviet Union.

Usage in media

  • The song’s use in a scene for the zombie/comedy film Shaun of the Dead, where the main characters attack a zombie to the song’s beat was well received by critics.[13][14]

Sales and certifications

Region Certification
Italy (FIMI)[15] Gold
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Platinum
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum

Personnel

Queen

Cover versions

Notable cover versions include:

Chart positions

  • United Kingdom – #9
  • Ireland – #10
  • Netherlands – #14
  • Germany – #35
  • Sweden – #37
  • United States – #86
  • Australia (2008) – #85[22]

 

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Taken from Jazz, 1978.

Queen – ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’

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The official ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ music video. Taken from ‘Greatest Video Hits 1’.

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