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‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ contains Queen fans’ favourite lyric

By | Published on Monday 5 September 2011


Queen fans have voted the chorus of ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ as the band’s best ever lyric. The survey, conducted by HMV ahead of this year’s ‘Freddie For A Day’ fund-raiser, found 20% of the band’s fans liked the lyric “Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball” best. The second favourite lyric came from ‘The Show Must Go On’ and is “My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies, fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly my friends”.

Commenting on the poll, HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo told reporters: “Whilst you’d imagine there might be more obvious choices, we shouldn’t be too surprised that a lyric from ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ is a clear favourite among fans – it’s such a feel-good, life-affirming song”.

Freddie For A Day is run by the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in Freddie’s name in 1992, and Queen fans are encouraged to dress up as the iconic frontman on 5 Sep, Mercury’s birthday, and to get sponsored for their efforts. This year’s Freddie For A Day is particularly special given today would have been the singer’s 65th birthday, plus, of course, it’s the fortieth anniversary of Queen’s original formation in 1971.