Don’t Stop Me Now chords by Queen


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Don’t Stop Me Now | Chords and lyrics

Verse 1

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time. I feel alive,
| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 |
and the world, I’ll turn it inside out, yeah. I’m floating around in ecstasy. So, 
| Gm F C7 | Gm7 | Gm F C7 | Gm7 | C7 |
(Don’t stop me now) (don’t stop me). ‘Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time.

Verse 2

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky, like a tiger, defying the laws of the gravity.
| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
I’m a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva, I’m gonna go, go, go, there’s no stopping me.
| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 | Gm7 |
I’m burnin’ through the sky, yeah, 200 degrees, that’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit.
| D7 | Gm7 | Bb | C |
I’m travelling at the speed of light, I wanna make a supersonic man out of you.

Chorus 1

| F Gm F | Dm | Gm | C7 |
(Don’t stop me now) I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball.
| F Gm F | Dm | Gm | D7 |
(Don’t stop me now) If you wanna have a good time, just give me a call.
| Gm F C7 | Gm7 | Gm F C7 | Gm7 |
(Don’t stop me now) ‘Cause I’m having a good time.
| C7 | Ab6/Bb | Ab6/Bb |
(Don’t stop me now) Yes, I’m having a good time, I don’t want to stop at all. Yeah,

Verse 3

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
I’m a rocket ship on my way to Mars, on a collision course. I am a satellite I’m out of control, 
| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
I am a sex machine ready to reload, like an atom bomb about to oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, explode.
| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 | Gm7 |
I’m burnin’ through the sky, yeah, 200 degrees, that’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit.
| D7 | Gm7 | Bb | C N.C | N.C |
I’m travelling at the speed of light, I wanna make a supersonic woman of you.

Chorus 2

| N.C | N.C |
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me. Don’t stop me, hey, hey, hey!
| N.C | N.C
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I like it!
| N.C | N.C
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me, Have a good time, good time!
| N.C | N.C
Don’t stop me, don’t stop me, oh-ah! 

Solo

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
Let loose, honey, all right.
| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7

Verse 4 (2nd half)

| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 | Gm7 |
Oh, I’m burnin’ through the sky, yeah, 200 degrees, that’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit.
| D7 | Gm7 | Bb | C |
I’m travelling at the speed of light, I wanna make a supersonic man out of you.

Chorus 3

| F Gm F | Dm | Gm7 | C7 |
(Don’t stop me now) I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball.
| F Gm F | Dm | Gm7 | D7 |
(Don’t stop me now) If you wanna have a good time (alright), just give me a call.
| Gm F C7 | Gm7 | Gm F C7 | Gm7 |
(Don’t stop me now) ‘Cause I’m having a good time (hey, hey).
| C7 | Ab6/Bb | Ab6/Bb |
(Don’t stop me now) Yes, I’m having a good time. I don’t want to stop at all.

Outro

| F | Am7 | Dm7 |
La-da-da-da-dah. Da-da-da-ha.
| Gm | C7 | F | F7 | Bb |
Ha-da-da, ha-ha-ha. Ha-da-da, ha-da-da-ah-ah.
| Gm7 |
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


Don’t Stop Me Now chords and progressions

Unusually, the chords for Don’t Stop Me Now are set over chunks of five bars.

Here’s the first movement, I – III, this is common, almost feels as if the I chord has become Maj7. Although because the III chord is a m7, it’s not as apparent. I’ve listed the I – III as one of the most popular progressions on my top ten list.

Following this opening, we go around the cycle of 4th. Am7Dm7GmC7FF7Bb. That’s a long cycle!

This is broken up by next going to GmD7, the first chord outside the key of F.

For the end “don’t stop me now…” we go II – I – V – II. GmFC7Gm7. Repeat this and then finish in chord V.

The entire 3 x 5 bar intro progression is:

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 |
| Gm F C7 | Gm7 | Gm F C7 | Gm7 | C7 |

Keep this intro movement in mind as we next go to a verse, now at full tempo, it’s very similar.

| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
| F | Am7 | Dm7 | Gm | C7 |
| F | F7 | Bb | Gm7 | D7 |
| Gm7 | D7 | Gm7 | Bb | C |

The first line is repeated, so it’s essentially the same chords until the lay line where we are playing over “I’m travelling at the speed…” we are just here repeating the last two bars before a IV – V, Bb – C, takes us to the chorus.

| F Gm F | Dm | Gm | C7 |
| F Gm F | Dm | Gm | D7 |
| Gm F C7 | Gm7 | Gm F C7 | Gm7 |
| C7 | Ab6/Bb | Ab6/Bb |

The first two lines are identical to each other, but not to how we played over these lyrics during the intro, however, at the end of the chorus we do play the same chords again.

This is rounded off with the unusual and dreamy-sounding Ab6/Bb.


Don’t Stop Me Now – The covers band encore!

In the world of cover bands, there are a few classic songs to finish the night with. Proud Mary, the Tina Turner version, Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon, Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis and perhaps the most obvious, Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

Between 1974 and 1978, Queen would release an album a year, steadily growing in popularity with at least one big single off every album.

When they released Jazz in 1978, they had some serious success behind them already, especially in Bohemian Rhapsody, the band’s signature song.

On Jazz, they had Fat Bottom Girls and what would become one of their most popular songs, Don’t Stop Me Now.

With Freddie on the piano, Brian is left to just play a solo for this one.

Fast forward to the working band having this as their finale every Saturday night and we find an excellent opportunity for the guitarist to order a drink during the last orders as the pianist and singer take over for a few minutes.

Or did you plan to play this piano classic on just one guitar? Study the chords and lyrics above to find out if it’s even possible!


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Queen

Formed in 1970 in London when Freddie Mercury added himself to the band Smile, Queen was destined for greatness, eventually selling 300 million albums.

Their impressive catalog includes Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, Don’t Stop Me Now, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

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Song Book

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To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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