Meaning of Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

The success story of the song Don’t Stop Me Now (“Do not stop me now”) did not develop rapidly. It was released as a single, but it did not top the charts and did not sell very well. However, over the years, the composition gradually gained momentum.

It was increasingly played on radio, used in popular commercials, and featured on movie and TV series soundtracks. In addition, many famous musicians recorded covers on it. As a result, initially underestimated Don’t Stop Me Now became one of the most famous songs in the discography of the rock band Queen.

History and meaning of the song Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Freddie Mercury wrote the words and music of Don’t Stop Me Now in Montreux. What the song is about, as far as I know, he did not explain, so we can only speculate. Obviously, the Queen frontman urged not to interfere with his enjoyment of life.

Are there any hints of homosexuality or drugs in the text? Decide for yourself. They say that the other members of the group did not like the composition very much, as it praises the lifestyle that killed Freddie.

Track recording and release

Recorded Don’t Stop Me Now was in August-September 1978 in the French studio Super Bear.

In January 1979, it was released as a single from the album Jazz, the seventh in the discography of the rock band Queen. The back of the single could have either More of That Jazz or In Only Seven Days. In the UK, the song peaked at number nine on the chart and peaked at number 86 in the US.

A live version of Don’t Stop Me Now was included on the album Live Killers (1979). The song is also included on the Greatest Hits compilation (1981).

Clip Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

The video for Don’t Stop Me Now was filmed at the Forest National in Brussels in January 1979. Let’s watch the music video of Queen.

Don’t Stop Me Now covers

Cover versions of the composition were recorded by McFly, The Vandals, Katy Perry and others. It is also very often sung at various talent shows.

Interesting Facts

  • Top Gear viewers voted Don’t Stop Me Now the greatest song to listen to while driving.
  • Don’t Stop Me Now is featured on the soundtracks of Shaun of the Dead and Blackball, Glee and Super Fun Night, GTA V and the musical We Will Rock You.
  • In 2008, the track returned to the UK charts after being featured in an advertisement for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk.

Don’t Stop Me Now Lyrics

Tonight I’m going to have myself a real good time
I feel alive
And the world turning inside out, yeah
And floating around in ecstasy, so
Don’t stop me now
Don’t stop me
Because I’m having a good time, having a good time

I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defiant 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

I’m burning through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees,
That’s why they call me Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to make a supersonic man out of you

I’m burning through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees,
That’s why they call me Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to 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 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, 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

I’m burning through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to 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
Don’t stop me, have a good time
Good time, don’t stop me
Don’t stop me, ah!

I’m burning through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me Fahrenheit
I’m traveling at the speed of light
I want to 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 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 Lyrics

Tonight I’m going to have a great time
I am full of energy
And the world is turning inside out, yeah
And soaring in ecstasy, so
Don’t stop me now
Don’t stop me
‘Cause I’m having a great time, having a great time

I am a meteor that rushes through the sky,
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I’m a racing car that races like Lady Godiva
I will drive, drive, drive
And nothing will stop me

I’m on fire through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me “Mr. Fahrenheit”
I travel at the speed of light
I want to make you a supersonic man

Don’t stop me now
I’m having such a great time
I’m having fun
Don’t stop me now
If you want to have a great time
Just call me
Don’t stop me now
‘Cause I’m having a great time
Don’t stop me now
Yes, I’m having a great time
I don’t want this to end, yeah

I’m rocketing to Mars
On the opposite course
I’m a satellite, I’m out of control
I’m a sex machine ready to reload
I’m like an atomic bomb that’s about to
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, explode

I’m on fire through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me “Mr. Fahrenheit”
I travel at the speed of light
I want to make you a supersonic woman

Don’t stop me, don’t stop me
Don’t stop me, hey hey hey!
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me
Don’t stop me, have a great time
Rock out, don’t stop me
Don’t stop me, eh!

I’m on fire through the sky, yeah
two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me “Mr. Fahrenheit”
I travel at the speed of light
I want to make you a supersonic man

Don’t stop me now
I’m having such a great time
I’m having fun
Don’t stop me now
If you want to have a great time
Just call me
Don’t stop me now
‘Cause I’m having a great time
Don’t stop me now
Yes, I’m having a great time
I don’t want it all to end

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