Great DJ (3:24)

Cover of We Started Nothing

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“Great DJ” is the name of the third single by English Indie pop band The Ting Tings. Vocalist Katie White states that the song was written by “playing a D chord on the guitar for hours, because that’s all I could play. And then I put my finger on the wrong string, and got what I discovered was an augmented chord. And that was the riff!” The single was originally released as a double A-side along with “That’s Not My Name”.

When “Great DJ” was re-released it did not enter the UK chart until 1 week after the individual re-release of single “That’s Not My Name” went to #1.

The cover sleeves for the single were in fact recycled: Katie White and Jules De Martino gathered old 7” records from numerous car boot sales and charity shops in and around Manchester, turned the sleeves inside out and customised them to create new sleeves for this single.

“Great DJ” was featured in the 2-hour season premiere of the new show 90210. “Shut Up and Let Me Go” was also featured. The track also appears on the soundtrack of American Teen. “Great DJ” is also the trailer music for 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire and was used in commercials for Year One.This song was also used in commercials for Indonesian mineral water Mizone


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Fed up with your indigestion
You swallow worries one by one
Folks got high at a quarter to five
Don't you feel you're growing up undone?

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