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"Get on your bikes and ride!"

"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"
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Jazz is the seventh studio album by Queen, and was released on 10 November 1978. Its hit singles included "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Bicycle Race" and "Don't Stop Me Now".


Tracklist:

Side One

  1. "Mustapha" (3:03)
  2. "Fat Bottomed Girls" (4:14)
  3. "Jealousy" (3:14)
  4. "Bicycle Race" (3:14)
  5. "If You Can't Beat Them" (4:15)
  6. "Let Me Entertain You" (3:01)

Side Two

  1. "Dead on Time" (3:23)
  2. "In Only Seven Days" (2:30)
  3. "Dreamer's Ball" (3:30)
  4. "Fun It" (3:29)
  5. "Leaving Home Ain't Easy" (3:15)
  6. "Don't Stop Me Now" (3:29)
  7. "More of the Jazz" (4:12)

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Principal Members:

  • John Deacon – bass, guitars
  • Brian May – guitars, lead vocals ("Leaving Home Ain't Easy"), backing vocals
  • Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, backing vocals, piano
  • Roger Taylor – drums, percussion, lead vocals ("Fun It", "More of the Jazz"), backing vocals, electric guitar, bass

Fat bottomed tropes, they make the rockin' world go round:

  • Chubby Chaser: "Fat Bottomed Girls" was about the attraction to full-figured women.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Given that "Bicycle Race" and "Fat Bottomed Girls" were both simultaneously released as a "Double-A" single, they both contain nods to each other:
    ("Bicycle Race") "Fat bottomed girls will be riding today..."
    ("Fat Bottomed Girls") "Get on your bikes and ride!"
    • Since the final track of A Day at the Races ("Teo Torriatte") has the chorus sung in Japanese, "Let Me Entertain You" contains a reference to that:
    "We'll breakfast at Tiffany's, we'll sing to you in Japanese."
  • Everything Is an Instrument: The middle of "Bicycle Race" solely consisted of the chimes of bicycle bells.
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  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: "Mustapha" contains lyrics in Farsi.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "Mustapha", "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race".
  • Non-Indicative Name: Queen played various musical styles for this album. Jazz is not one of them.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Fat bottomed girls, they make the rockin' world go round."
  • Talks Like a Simile: "Don't Stop Me Now" consisted of a lot of these.
    "I'm a rocket ship on the way to Mars,
    On a collision course.
    I am a satellite, I'm out of control.
    I'm a sex machine ready to reload
    Like an atom bomb, about to whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa EXPLODE!"


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