Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now - 2020


Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" is a vibrant and infectious track that marked a significant moment in the pop music landscape of 2020.


"Dont Start Now" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her second studio album, "Future Nostalgia" (2020). Released on 1 November 2019, the song was an instant success and became known for its upbeat tempo and empowering lyrics. The song's popularity was aided by its widespread use on social media platforms, particularly on TikTok, where its catchy chorus became a staple for various trends and challenges.

Musical Style and Reception

The track is a departure from the darker, more melancholic tone of Lipa's earlier work, featuring a disco-pop style with elements of funk and electronic music. The song received critical acclaim for its production, catchy beat, and Lipa's confident vocal performance. It was praised for its fresh take on the disco genre, breathing new life into classic sounds for a modern audience.

Lyrics and Themes

The lyrics of "Don't Start Now" convey themes of empowerment and moving on from a past relationship. The song is about asserting independence and finding strength in oneself after a breakup. Its positive message and danceable rhythm made it an anthem for many looking for motivation and confidence.

Impact and Legacy

"Dont Start Now" had a significant impact on the music scene, influencing pop music's direction towards a more disco-influenced sound. The song's success helped establish Dua Lipa as a leading figure in contemporary pop music, showcasing her ability to blend classic and modern influences to create something entirely new and exciting.

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Interactive Tasks

Quiz: Questions on the song

In what year was "Don't Start Now" released? (2019) (!2018) (!2020) (!2021)

What genre does "Don't Start Now" primarily belong to? (Disco-pop) (!Electropop) (!R&B) (!Hip-hop)

Which social media platform played a significant role in the popularity of "Don't Start Now"? (TikTok) (!Instagram) (!Facebook) (!Twitter)

What is the main theme of "Don't Start Now"? (Empowerment and moving on) (!Romantic love) (!Friendship) (!Adventure)

From which album is "Don't Start Now" taken? (Future Nostalgia) (!Dua Lipa) (!Confessions on the Dance Floor) (!Electric Lady)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

What nationality is Dua Lipa? (English) (!American) (!Australian) (!Canadian)

In which year did Dua Lipa release her debut album? (2017) (!2015) (!2018) (!2016)

Which of the following songs is also by Dua Lipa? (New Rules) (!Bad Guy) (!Thank U, Next) (!Shape of You)

For which characteristic is Dua Lipa's music particularly known? (Blending classic and modern influences) (!Country influences) (!Heavy metal elements) (!Operatic vocals)

How many studio albums had Dua Lipa released by 2020? (Two) (!One) (!Three) (!Four)

Quiz: Questions on the lyrics

What is the opening line of "Don't Start Now"? (If you don't wanna see me) (!Walking into the fire) (!Don't show up) (!I'm doing better than ever)

Which of the following lines is NOT in "Don't Start Now"? (!You could have had it all) (Did a full 180, crazy) (Aren't you the guy who tried to) (I'm all good already)

The song's chorus starts with which line? (Don't show up) (!I'm not where you left me at all) (!If you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody) (!Walk away, you know how)

In "Don't Start Now," what does Dua Lipa refer to doing 180 degrees? (Her life change) (!A dance move) (!A travel around the world) (!A relationship)

Which line from "Don't Start Now" signifies moving on? (I'm all good already) (!Can't you see I'm not afraid?) (!Did a full 180, crazy) (!So moved on, it's scary)


Dua Lipa English Singer
2019 Release Year of "Don't Start Now"
Future Nostalgia Album Name
TikTok Platform Boosting Song's Popularity
Disco-pop Genre of "Don't Start Now"

Open Tasks


  1. Create a TikTok Dance: Choreograph and film your own dance to "Don't Start Now."
  2. Design an Album Cover: Design a new album cover for "Future Nostalgia."
  3. Write a Short Review: Write a short review of "Don't Start Now" and share it on a blog or social media.


  1. Explore Disco Influences: Research disco music and identify its influence in "Don't Start Now."
  2. Compare Songs: Compare "Don't Start Now" to another Dua Lipa song and discuss the differences in style and theme.
  3. Create a Playlist: Create a playlist of songs that match the theme and style of "Don't Start Now."


  1. Analyse the Lyrics: Provide a detailed analysis of the lyrics of "Don't Start Now."
  2. Research Dua Lipa's Career: Research and present a report on Dua Lipa's musical journey leading up to "Future Nostalgia."
  3. Host a Listening Party: Organize and host a listening party for "Future Nostalgia," discussing each track's themes and styles.

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Oral Exam

  1. Discuss the Impact: Discuss the impact of "Don't Start Now" on modern pop music and its cultural significance.
  2. Theme Analysis: Analyze how the themes of empowerment in "Don't Start Now" reflect in modern society.
  3. Musical Evolution: Explore how Dua Lipa's musical style has evolved from her debut album to "Future Nostalgia."
  4. Social Media Influence: Discuss the role of social media, especially TikTok, in shaping the popularity of songs like "Don't Start Now."
  5. Genre Blending: Examine the blend of disco-pop and modern elements in "Don't Start Now" and its influence on current music trends.

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