Three weeks left until the 2017 Together Tour starts and excitement is almost reaching fever pitch levels. Cardiff at the end of this month sees the first tour date and it’s safe to say that fans can’t wait.
Before then, however, we have the last three songs in the Alfie Boe Best Live Song poll and number three is a song that has featured twice before, once at number one and last year at number two:
This was of course at Gary Barlow’s BBC New Year’s Eve show in 2013 and astonishingly in this digital age, was kept a complete secret until Alfie leapt onto the stage. Since then, it has been one of Alfie’s most popular live songs, as seen by it’s consistent presence in the live song polls. Why is this? Well, my theory is that as well as being totally unexpected, Alfie is so clearly having a fabulous time – it’s a joyous performance and one that you can’t listen to without smiling and dancing.
The thing is, it’s not just Alfie fans that think this about Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now – science thinks it too. In 2016, neuroscientists from the University of Missouri published data about what makes a song happy and as the answers were all about upbeat tempo, the song that was chosen as the happiest, in seventy per cent of choices, was Don’t Stop Me Now. Let’s see the song with Adam Lambert and Queen:
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Your theory is spot on Jane, I just love this performance! xx