Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Freddie Mercury of QueenA few days ago, one of my Facebook buddies, Roxanne posted the following:

     Misses Freddie Mercury.

     That is all.

When I read that simple post, I thought about how much i too miss Freddie Mercury. The joy, spirit and soul he brought to his music was infectious. For those of you who may not know, Freddie Mercury was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Queen.

I knew that my “Uplifting” playlist had a few Queen songs in there and this month’s feature is one of my favorites.

“Don’t Stop Me Now,” was written by Freddie Mercury and released on the album “Jazz” in 1978.

The song starts out slow and melodic and then BAM! The song gets you moving and firing on all cylinders.

Here’s my favorite quasi chorus (Queen was not known for following the traditional format of verse and chorus style of songwriting so hence the quasi comment):

Don’t stop me now

I’m having such a good time. I’m having a ball.

Don’t stop me now

If you wanna have a good time, just give me a call.

Don’t stop me now

Cause I’m havin a good time

Don’t stop me now

Yes I’m havin a good time

I don’t want to stop at all

The reason I love this so is because we all have people in our lives who are Debbie Downers. You know who I’m talking about. Those people who love the drama and focus on the doom and gloom. And sometimes we succumb to that energy because it’s easier for us to come down to their energy level then to lift them to ours.

But how about instead we remind them that we are having a good time and we don’t want to stop having a good time. We want to stay in that space and if they too would like to be positive and enjoy life, then feel free to give me a call. Otherwise, don’t stop me. Maybe you can gift them the song from iTunes.

So thanks, Roxanne for the inspiration. Hmmm. Perhaps a song by The Police for next month….

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