tcc wrote: Extract from the Narrative of the Absolute Greatest Hits album:
DON’T STOP ME NOW
Brian May : Aah, the memorable ‘Don’t Stop Me now’, which has become huge
and Freddie would be so happy now to realise how huge it’s become, you
know. It’s so much part of people’s hen nights and just a general kind of
torch song for everybody, it’s amazing.
Roger Taylor : This was actually voted on the driving programme, Top Gear,
Jeremy Clarkson and co. It was voted by the viewers as the all time favourite
driving song and they… and James May flew out and presented me with the
cheapest, nastiest trophy they could find – I was in Sardinia, I think, yeah.
Brian May : Which you threw it in the ocean I seem to remember.
Roger Taylor : Yeah, I threw it in the sea. But anyway that was… it was good
to know that, you know, people like to drive to it and it is a driving song.
Again, quite poppy and commercial but clever lyrics – not Brian’s favourite
Brian May : No, it was… I remember because it’s very much Freddie’s pop side
and I remember thinking I’m not quite sure if this is what we should be
doing. I think there was also a feeling that it lyrically represented
something that was happening to Freddie which we kind of thought was
threatening him, and probably it was in a sense. But having said that, it’s full
of joy and optimism and stuff and…
Roger Taylor : Yeah, I think it’s very joyous and, actually, I still think he had
his tongue slightly in his cheek, you know – I’m a rocket ship I’m like an atom
bomb – they’re great lines.
Brian May : Yeah, very witty as usual. A great driving piano.
Roger Taylor : Mr Fahrenheit there, that’s a great line – you’ve got to have
your tongue in cheek to say that, call yourself that.
Going by these comments from AG, and what Brian May said on his website I agree with 'Sir GH' I think he liked the song. Doesn't mean it's his all time favorite, but he seems to like it in general.