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Dont Stop Me Now
Song

Dont Stop Me Now

Queen
Album:
Jazz

Song Meaning and Background of Don't Stop Me Now by Queen


Freddie Mercury wrote the tune during the Jazz recording sessions. The lyrics convey the band's belief that they were "getting better at having a good time". The song's melody is built around Mercury's piano work, with backup tracks on bass and drums provided by John Deacon and Roger Taylor.


Brian May did not always enjoy the song, even if it became popular, because he thought it was endorsing Mercury's dangerous and hedonistic lifestyle, which he considered dangerous. The song was about a trying moment in Freddie's life when the singer was "taking lots of drugs and having sex with lots of men," he continued, adding that he had trouble understanding the lyrics at the time. But he's learned to respect the song as symbolising "great joy" after hearing it sung at weddings, gatherings, and funerals.


Lyrics of Don't Stop Me Now by Queen


Tonight

I'm gonna have myself a real good time

I feel alive

And the world, I'll turn it inside out

Yeah!

I'm 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

 

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 gonna go, go, go

There's no stopping me

 

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 wanna make a supersonic man out of you

 

Don't stop me now

I'm having such a good time

I'm having a ball

Don't stop me now

If you wanna have a good time

Just give me a call

 

Don't stop me now

'Cause I'm having a good time

Don't stop me now

Yes, I'm having a good time

I don't wanna stop at all, 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'm a sex machine ready to reload

Like an atom bomb about to-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh explode

 

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 wanna make a supersonic woman of you

 

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

 

Ooh, let loose, honey, alright

 

Oh, I'm burning through the sky

Yeah!

Two hundred degrees

That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit (Hey)

Traveling at the speed of light

I wanna make a supersonic man out of you (Hey, hey)

 

Don't stop me now

I'm having such a good time

I'm having a ball

Don't stop me now

If you wanna have a good time

Alright

Just give me a call

 

Don't stop me now

'Cause I'm having a good time (Hey, hey)

Don't stop me now

Yes, I'm having a good time

I don't wanna stop at all

 

Ah, da, da, da, da

Da, da, ah, ah

Ah, da, da, ah, ah, ah

Ah, da, da

Ah, da, da, ah, ah

Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Release Date

1979

Songwriter/s

Freddie Mercury

Producer/s

Roy Thomas Baker, Queen

Label/s

EMI (UK), Elektra (US)

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