D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat

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D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat
Studio album by Junior Senior
Released March 4, 2002 (Denmark)[1]
August 5, 2003 (United States)[2]
Genre Alternative rock, dance pop, house
Length 32:26 (standard European edition)
Label Atlantic / Crunchy Frog
Producer Jesper Mortensen, Thomas Troelsen[1]
Junior Senior chronology
D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat
(2002)
Boy Meets Girl EP
(2003)
Singles from D-D-Don't Stop the Beat
  1. "Move Your Feet"
    Released: 23 February 2003
  2. "Rhythm Bandits"
    Released: 27 July 2003
  3. "Shake Your Coconuts"
    Released: 2 November 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Blender 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork (7.6/10)[6]
Robert Christgau C+[7]
Slant 2.5/5 stars[8]
Stylus B[9]

D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat is the first studio album by Danish pop duo Junior Senior. Originally released in March 2002 in Denmark,[1] an altered edition became available later in the year for the rest of continental Europe, and in 2003 the album was released in both the UK and US.[2] It is most widely known for the song "Move Your Feet", the duo's first and most successful single. The United States release of the album received the Parental Advisory rating on its release.

The album received positive reviews from music critics upon release. Based on 18 reviews, Metacritic calculated an average score of 79 for D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat, with the summary, "This party album from the Danish band Junior Senior has garnered attention throughout Europe with its mix of garage rock, pop and disco."

Release history[edit]

At one point "Move Your Feet" was the most played song on Danish radio and made the charts in thirteen countries including Australia, France and Denmark. The follow-up EP "Rhythm Bandits" was much less successful, but briefly appeared on the charts in the United Kingdom and Australia. The third single, "Shake Your Coconuts", can be found on the Looney Tunes: Back in Action soundtrack and as background menu music in the video game Worms 3D.

D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat was rated among the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, NME, Entertainment Weekly and Blender. San Francisco's Sunday Chronicle named "Move Your Feet" as the single of the year, declaring it "the best song ever".

Later editions of the album feature a slightly longer remix of "Rhythm Bandits", an alternate mix of "Boy Meets Girl" and, depending on the edition, either a shorter or longer take of "Shake Me Baby" (which was titled "Just Shake It Brother" on the original Danish edition).

Use in media[edit]

The song "White Trash" was used in an advert for Popworld, a UK television show. The dance that accompanied it achieved some cult status and was mimicked many times on YouTube.

The song "Good Girl, Bad Boy" can be heard in the film She's the Man when Viola arrives at the private school masquerading as her brother.

The song "C'mon" can be heard in the 2002 video game The Getaway when Sparky tortures a Chinese man with an electric wire. The song is also featured in the American version of the TV series Queer as Folk in the episode "Stand Up for Ourselves".

"Move Your Feet" was also featured in the 2004 movie comedy White Chicks

The song "Shake Me Baby" was featured as the opening and closing theme for Chilean TV show Cabra Chica Gritona.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Jesper Mortensen except where noted.

  1. "Go Junior, Go Senior" (Jeppe, Junior) – 2:56
  2. "Rhythm Bandits" – 2:48 (The original version on the Danish album runs 2:32)
  3. "Move Your Feet" – 3:01
  4. "Chicks and Dicks" – 2:32
  5. "Shake Your Coconuts" (Jeppe, Junior) – 2:26
  6. "Boy Meets Girl" – 3:46
  7. "C'mon" – 3:11
  8. "Good Girl, Bad Boy" – 2:37
  9. "Shake Me Baby" – 3:12 (An alternate recording of this, "Just Shake It Brother", is on the original Danish edition)
  10. "Dynamite" – 2:56
  11. "White Trash" – 3:01
Standard US and special UK edition bonus tracks
  1. "(Shake Your) Coconuts" (movie edit) – 2:40
  2. "Move Your Feet" (live) – 4:04
Japanese bonus tracks[10]
  1. "Cocodub" – 2:29
  2. "Rhythm Bandits" (original version) – 2:32
  3. "Move Your Feet" (live) – 4:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Patrik Bartosch – organ
  • Ditte Bringøe – vocals
  • Morten Bue – mastering
  • Delta Lab Strings – strings
  • Eggstone – engineer, mixing
  • Henry Hall – harmonica
  • Neja Hertzum – background vocals
  • Signe Marie Jacobsen – background vocals
  • Lulu Jensen – background vocals
  • Helena Josefsson – vocals
  • Mette Juel – background vocals
  • Anna Køster – background vocals
  • Allan Lauridsen – drums
  • Jeppe "Senior" Laursen – handclapping
  • Filip Den Etniske Hendrix Nikolîc – bass
  • Jesper Reginal – engineer, editing, mixing
  • Per Sunding – engineer, mixing
  • Fabian Svensson – photography
  • Thomas Troelsen – bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, producer, engineer, mixing, guest appearance
  • Lars I Lommen Vognstrup – vocals, background vocals
  • Sara Wölck – background vocals
  • Yebo – synthesizer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat by Junior Senior". Crunchy Frog on Bandcamp. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Junior Senior: D-d-don't Don't Stop the Beat". PopMatters. 2003-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  3. ^ D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat - Junior Senior at Metacritic Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  4. ^ Browne, Daniel. "Junior Senior: D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat" at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  5. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  6. ^ Mitchum, Rob (2003-06-02). "Junior Senior: D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Junior Senior". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  8. ^ Blanford, Roxanne (2003-07-27). "Junior Senior: D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  9. ^ Bloch, Sam (2003-09-01). "Junior Senior: D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  10. ^ "Junior Senior - D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat (CD, Album) - Japan". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 

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