Oh My God (Kaiser Chiefs song)

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"Oh My God"
Single by Kaiser Chiefs
from the album Employment
Released 17 May 2004
21 February 2005 (re-issue)
Format 7", CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:43 (original) / 3:35 (reissue)
Label Drowned in Sound
B-Unique (re-issue)
Producer(s) Nick Hodgson (original version)
Stephen Street
Kaiser Chiefs singles chronology
-
"I Predict a Riot"
(2004)
"Oh My God"
(2004)
"Oh My God (Re-issue)"
(2005)
"Everyday I Love You Less and Less"
Employment track listing
"You Can Have It All"
(5)
"Oh My God"
(6)
"Born to Be a Dancer"
(7)

"Oh My God" is a song by the English indie rock band the Kaiser Chiefs.

It was initially released as their debut single by the Drowned In Sound label on 17 May 2004, reaching #66 in the UK charts. "Oh My God" was re-released on 21 February 2005, just two weeks before the release of their debut album Employment. This time, it peaked at #6 in the UK charts, which earned the band their first top 10 hit, as well as being their highest-charting single at the time until it was succeeded by UK chart-topper "Ruby" on 25 February 2007. The song also appeared on the soundtrack for the video game Driver: Parallel Lines.

The original single release, now a rarity due to its limited run of 500 copies, features artwork by frontman Ricky Wilson, and its B-sides were earlier versions of "Born to Be a Dancer" and "Caroline, Yes", both of which would also appear on Employment.

Track listing[edit]

Initial release[edit]

  1. "Oh My God"
  2. "Born to Be a Dancer"
  3. "Caroline, Yes"

All of these tracks are different, earlier versions of the album editions.

Re-issue[edit]

  • 7" (Limited edition white vinyl):
  1. "Oh My God"
  2. "Brightest Star"
  • CD:
  1. "Oh My God"
  2. "Think About You (And I Like It)"
  • Mexican CD:
  1. "Oh My God"
  2. "Hard Times Send Me"
  3. "Born To Be A Dancer" (Demo)
  4. "Oh My God" (Enhanced video)

Mark Ronson version[edit]

"Oh My God"
Single by Mark Ronson featuring Lily Allen
from the album Version
B-side "Pistol of Fire"
Released 16 July 2007
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, funk
Length 3:35
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson singles chronology
"Stop Me"
(2007)
"Oh My God"
(2007)
"Valerie"
(2007)
Lily Allen chronology
"Alfie"
(2006)
"Oh My God"
(2007)
"Drivin' Me Wild"
(2007)

In 2006, "Oh My God" was covered by Lily Allen on her second mixtape. Allen later re-recorded the track with Mark Ronson for his Version album in 2007, and then went on to become the second single release from the album that same year. The single was a success, reaching the UK Top 10. It was released as the album's First single in Brazil, due to Lily Allen's success in that country. The music video was directed by Nima Nourizadeh, and features a cartoon version of Allen (a reference to Jessica Rabbit in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) performing the song and flirting in the Ink and Paint Club. The Kaiser Chiefs themselves make a cameo. Of notice is that, in the video, "Lily Allen" is the only toon present. Most of the toons that worked at the club (the octopus bartender, the penguin waiters, Bongo the Gorilla and Betty Boop) have been replaced by human beings. When Mark Ronson performed at the BBC Electric Proms in 2007, Lily Allen had been the intended singer of the song but cancelled at the last minute. Rather than not perform the song, Ricky Wilson, who was performing with the Kaiser Chiefs the next day, stepped in at the last minute. Ronson and Wilson performed the song again on the last Friday Night with Jonathan Ross of 2007, which also featured Candie Payne. Singer Daniel Merriweather, who appears on Mark Ronson's first single "Stop Me" (and appears in the accompanying video), also has a cameo in this video.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD Single[1]
  1. "Oh My God" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Oh My God" (The Clean Super Busdown Remix)
  3. "Oh My God" (Instrumental)
  4. "Pistol Of Fire"
  1. "Oh My God" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Oh My God" (The Dirty Super Busdown Remix)
  • European CD Single
  1. "Oh My God" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Oh My God" (Instrumental)
  3. "Oh My God" (Christopher Lake Mix)
  4. "Oh My God" (Emperor Machine Ext Vocal Mix)
  5. "Oh My God" (The Clean Super Busdown Remix)
  6. "Oh My God" (The Dirty Super Busdown Remix)
  • Digital Download
  1. "Oh My God" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Oh My God" (Instrumental)
  3. "Oh My God" (The Clean Super Busdown Remix)
  4. "Oh My God" (The Dirty Super Busdown Remix)
  5. "Oh My God" (Christopher Lake Mix)
  6. "Oh My God" (Emperor Machine Ext Vocal Mix)
  7. "Pistol Of Fire"

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United Kingdom 16 July 2007
Germany 14 September 2007
Brazil 22 July 2008

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark RONSON - Oh My God". Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Mark RONSON - Oh My God". Retrieved 2009-02-01. 

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