God Is a DJ (Faithless song)

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"God Is a DJ"
UK / European Cover
Single by Faithless
from the album Sunday 8PM
Released 24 August 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Trance, house
Length 08:01
Label Cheeky Records/BMG
Producer(s) Rollo, Sister Bliss
Faithless singles chronology
"Reverence"
(1997)
"God Is a DJ"
(1998)
"Take the Long Way Home"
(1998)
12" Cover
Music sample
Music video
"God Is a DJ" (Official) on YouTube

"God Is a DJ" is the title of a progressive trance and dance song by British group Faithless. It was released in August 1998 as the lead single from their album, Sunday 8PM. The single reached number six in the United Kingdom and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in September 1998.[1]

The song was written by Maxi Jazz, Rollo, Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto. Faithless won a BRIT Award for Best British Act in 1999 for their work on the song and other tracks on Sunday 8PM. Billboard claimed in an article in early 1999 that many people involved with dance music thought that "God Is a DJ" should have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording of 1998.[2]

The song re-entered the UK chart in 2005 following the release of Forever Faithless and reached number 66.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:34
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) [edit] - 06:52
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) [edit] - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) [edit] - 04:27

European CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:33
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) [edit] - 06:53
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) [edit] - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) [edit] - 04:26

French CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Mix) - 03:32
  2. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 04:26

Greek CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:33
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) - 06:53
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 04:26

12" Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) - 08:01
  2. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 09:21

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 37
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 5
Canada Dance (RPM) 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 6
France (SNEP)[9] 43
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 10
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 4
Spain (AFYVE)[15] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 6
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[19] 1

See also[edit]


Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Top of the World" by Brandy
Canadian RPM Dance number-one single
12 October 1998 – 19 October 1998 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If You Could Read My Mind" by Stars on 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rock on the Net - Faithless
  2. ^ Billboard, 23 January 1999, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p34, Accessed through EBBSCO Publishing, 20 May 1999
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Faithless – God Is a DJ – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ Danish peak
  8. ^ "Faithless: God Is a DJ" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 2, 1996". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Faithless search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Faithless – God Is a DJ". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". VG-lista.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". Singles Top 60.
  17. ^ "Faithless – God Is a DJ – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 1998-10-26" UK Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Faithless Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Faithless.

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