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Encyclopedia > Don't Stop Me Now
"Don't Stop Me Now"
Single by Queen
from the album Jazz
Released 26 January 1979 (UK)
Format 7", Cassette tape
Recorded August - September 1978
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:29
Label EMI, Elektra
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) Queen and Roy Thomas Baker
Peak chart positions
  • #86 (US)
Queen singles chronology
"Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls"
(1978)
"Don't Stop Me Now"
(1979)
"Jealousy"
(1979)

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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, however 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 multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines. Several recordings were laid over each other to achieve the final sound. For the medieval chroniclers named John, deacon of. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Harold May CBE (born July 19, 1947) is an English guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and backing (sometimes lead) vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ...


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…", although more careful examination reveals numerous metaphorical or even blatant sexual references. The song has been described as what "may be the only overtly homosexual song the band did" [1]


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

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In popular culture

  • The song is used, in a cut-down version, in the opening credits of Al Murray's Happy Hour. It is sung by Murray as he 'drives' though London on his ride-on bar. Murray also has a band on each week, who have to sing a Queen song at the end of the show, in the fourth show McFly sang "Don't Stop Me Now".
  • In 2005, this song was voted as "The Greatest Driving Song Ever" by viewers of the BBC television program Top Gear, but the trophy given to Roger Taylor (probably intentionally) was mis-engraved, reading Stop Me Now.
  • In 2006, the song was used as a score for Kirin Nuda (Japanese beverage) televised commercial featuring model Rinka or a breakdancing Takashi Okamura.
  • In 2006, the song was played on American Dad in the episode, Roger 'n' Me, when Stan and Roger were in Atlantic City.
  • The 2004 horror/comedy "Shaun of the Dead" featured the song near the end of the movie. The song played as three of the main characters circled around a zombie while hitting it over the head with pool cues.
  • In summer 2006, UK supermarket ASDA advertised their George back to school range used school children singing an a cappella version with handclaps on a school bus.
  • Throughout the first half of 2006, Spanish communications operator Telefonica advertised their ADSL internet connection using this song as a praise for the data-transmission speed (as to the reprise, "Don't Stop me Now") offered.
  • The song was also featured in the European version of Donkey Konga
  • David Morrissey and Steve Pemberton sang it on Blackpool.
  • At the end of his First Class Scamp DVD, Harry Hill dressed up like Freddie Mercury (yellow jacket and tracksuit) and sang this song.
  • The song can clearly be heard blaring over the Shea Stadium speakers as replays are shown of Endy Chavez's miraculous catch in the 6th inning of Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series.
  • The song is also in a scene of the National Lampoon film Blackball.
  • The song was used in Dancing with the Stars, season 4, along with the professional dancers of the show while they danced "The Jive."

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Cover versions

Notable cover versions include:

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Trivia

  • Apparantly Brian May hated the song

References

  • Recording information

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