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Don't Stop Me Now - Remastered 2011

1978Released
3:29

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Freddie Mercury wrote this song - both words and music - in Montreux, Switzerland. It finds him feeling unstoppable: he's "floating around in ecstasy," "like a tiger defying the laws of gravity," and "traveling at the speed of light." The song is quite empowering, but it's also clear that Mercury is throwing caution to the wind and putting himself in danger: I am a satellite, I'm out of control I am a sex machine ready to reload After Mercury died of AIDS-related causes in 1991, it became clear that his hedonism during this period caught up with him. Brian May told Mojo that he struggled with the lyrics because it was about a detrimental time in Mercury's life, when he was "taking lots of drugs and having sex with lots of men."

Brian May shared his thoughts on this song when he spoke with Absolute Radio in 2011: "I thought it was a lot of fun, but I did have an undercurrent feeling of, 'aren't we talking about danger here,' because we were worried about Freddie at this point. That feeling lingers, but it's become almost the most successful Queen track as regards to what people play in their car or at their weddings. It's become a massive, massive track and an anthem to people who want to be hedonistic. It was kind of a stroke of genius from Freddie."

The song is a plot point in the 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead. During a zombie attack, it plays on the jukebox at an inopportune time. While some of the characters try to fight off a zombie, another attempts to "kill the Queen" to silence the song. Other films that have used "Don't Stop Me Now" include: Blackball (2003) Amigos... (2011) Hardcore Henry (2015)

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Don't Stop Me Now - Remastered 2011.
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4/4Time Signature
156BPM

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℗ 2011 Raincloud Productions Ltd. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music BV

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