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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"

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".


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)


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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