Don't Stop Me Now (3:30)

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Don’t Stop Me Now is a 1979 hit single by Queen, from their 1978 album Jazz.
Lyrics and music were written by lead singer Freddie Mercury.
The song was recorded in August/September 1978 in Nice, France.

Musically, the song is based around Mercury’s piano playing, with John Deacon and Roger Taylor providing a bass guitar and drums backing track. On the studio version, Brian May’s only guitar playing is in his guitar solo, but on live versions performed on the band’s 1978 and 1979 tours, May would also play rhythm guitar throughout the rest of the song to add a rockier feeling to it.

The song also provides an example of Queen’s trademark style of multi-track harmony vocals for the chorus lines. Several recordings were laid over each other to achieve the final sound.

The lyrics have cosmic imagery describing feelings of power and exhilaration, for example “I’m gonna go, go, go there’s no stopping me / I’m burning through the sky yeah 200 degrees…”.

The single reached #9 in the UK charts but only #86 in the US.

Despite the fact that the studio version is one of Queen’s most popular songs, it only lasted from 1978-1979 live, with the last performance in the Crazy Tour.

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Tonight I'm gonna 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

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