"Don't Stop the Music" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen, Hugh Brankin, John Robinson Reid, Ross Campbell, Graham Wilson, Michael Jackson, Mikkel Eriksen and Tawanna Dabney....
Please don't stop the music, music, music
Please don't stop the music, music, music
Please don't stop the music, music, music
Please don't stop the music, music, music

It's getting late, I'm making my way over to my favorite place
I gotta get my body moving, shake the stress away
I wasn't looking for nobody when you looked my way
Possible candidate, yeah

Who knew, that you'd be up in here looking like you do
You're makin' staying over here impossible
Baby, I'm a say your aura is incredible
If you don't have to go, don't

Do you know what you started? I just came here to party
But now we're rockin' on the dance floor, actin' naughty
Your hands around my waist just let the music play
We're hand in hand, chest to chest, and now we're face to face

I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the music
I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the, please don't stop the music

Baby, are you ready 'cause it's gettin' cold
Don't you feel the passion ready to explode?
What goes on between us no one has to know
This is a private show

Do you know what you started? I just came here to party
But now we're rockin' on the dance floor, actin' naughty
Your hands around my waist just let the music play
We're hand in hand, chest to chest, and now we're face to face

I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the music
I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the, please don't stop the music

Please don't stop the music

Please don't stop the music, music, music

Please don't stop the music, music, music

I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the music
I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music
DJ, let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the, please don't stop the music

Please don't stop the music

Please don't stop the music, music, music

Please don't stop the music, music, music, music, music, music, music


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"Don't Stop the Music" as written by Michael Jackson Frankie Storm

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    General CommentAt the end it sounds like something whack like

    Im a slave im a slave to microsoft . . or
    Ima stay ima stay i like this song

    But most probably mama sai mama sai mama sai coosa or something
    hulkamaniakon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm a slave to the sound of Microsoft (IMHO)
    GreenManon March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt around 2:35 this samples the chant "mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-koo-sa" from Michael Jackson's 1982 track, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." Jackson originally borrowed the line from Cameroon Saxophonist Manu Dibango's 1972 song "Soul Makossa (Funky Soul Makossa)" without permission and was forced to compensate Dibango in an out-of-court settlement over it's use. 26 years later Dibango launched another compensation claim against Rihanna, as the Barbadian singer's use of the line came with permission from Jackson, but not the Cameroonian.


    This won the International Song Of The Year at the 2008 French NRJ Music Awards.


    This outperformed "Umbrella" in the French singles chart reaching #1, while "Umbrella peaked at #6. It also reached #1 in Australia where it became the first single to top the charts solely on download sales.
    musicrocks13on November 14, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthe deepest part is "mama sai mama sai mama sai coosa" !
    Paymaanon February 27, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song!

    Its just a fun song to dance to, to get down to, to let go to and just dance to. Hence the whole "Dont stop the music"..

    And also its just about how Rihanna sees a guy on the dancefloor and she wants to dance with him.

    I love how they took that Lionel Richie loop and encorporated it into this great song
    KillMeFasteron June 18, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is so awesome. I love just pumpin it in my car haha. So gangsta :P. But yeah, tis a really good song. I think its about rihanna bein out and then she sees a guy who catches her attention, when she wasn't really lookin for a guy. Pretty cool.
    -Hayles-
    hayles89on June 26, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment^^^^^^^^^^^^LLLLLLOOOOLLLLLLLL at bowzcutie
    WJ0147on August 14, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhat is that weird phrase being repeated in the background... "mama say mama say.."?
    spanwayhitson September 04, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentloveeee this song.
    but i'm pretty sure it's -
    "hand in hand , CHEST TO CHEST and now we're face to face"
    not "just to trust"

    :)
    blameyourself.on September 19, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong
    "just to trust and now were face to face"
    =
    "Chest to chest and now we're face to face"

    This song is about how she is at the club and does not want the DJ to stop playing music; she wants to keep dancing.
    nickoftimeon October 14, 2007   Link

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