DJ (Jamelia song)

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"DJ"
Single by Jamelia
from the album Thank You
A-side "Stop"
B-side "Last Christmas"
Released 1 November 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 3:28 (radio edit)
3:45 (album version)
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) SoulShock, Kenneth Karlin, P. White, Alex Cantrall, O. Longott
Producer(s) Soulshock & Karlin
Jamelia chronology
"Universal Prayer"
(2004)
"DJ"/"Stop"
(2004)
"Something About You"
(2006)
Alternative covers
DVD cover

"DJ" is the fifth and final single from Jamelia's second album Thank You and was also released a double a-side with the Sam Brown song "Stop".

"DJ" is a song written by SoulShock, Kenneth Karlin, P. White, Alex Cantrall and O. Longott, first recorded by Melodi Brown, although they never released the song or indeed any material[1] The song was also recorded by Samantha Mumba and later by Jamelia, however only Jamelia's version was commercially released. It was produced by Soulshock and Kenneth Karlin.

"DJ" takes its main tune from Raymond Guiot's "Primitive Spirit"[2]

Promotion and chart performance[edit]

"DJ" was released on 1 November 2004, one of the busiest release weeks of the year competing with Eminem, Destiny's Child, Usher & Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott. However, the single still managed to get a UK top ten place, despite the stiff competition and became her fourth consecutive top ten hit, spending twelve weeks inside the UK Singles Chart, one week longer than "See It in a Boy's Eyes", despite having a lower peak. The single also became her fourth consecutive top forty hit in Australia, peaking at number thirty-seven there.

The formats of "DJ" received a staggered release. On 1 November 2004 the 2-track CD: 1 was released along with the "DJ" CD release. The release was also the first DVD single release from Jamelia and it is rumoured that the DVD single was released because the "DJ" video was not finished in time to be added to the "Thank You - Live" DVD release. The single release also contained a cover of Wham's "Last Christmas".

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single 1
  1. "DJ" (radio edit)
  2. "Stop"
UK CD single 2
  1. "DJ" (radio edit)
  2. "Stop"
  3. "Last Christmas"
  4. "Stop" (music video)
UK DVD
  1. "DJ" (radio edit - audio)
  2. "Last Christmas" (audio)
  3. "DJ" (Beatguru mix - audio)
  4. "DJ" (music video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3]1 37
Belgium Singles Chart[3]1 46
Ireland Singles Chart[3]1 12
Switzerland Singles Chart[3]1 36
UK Singles Chart[3]1 9

1 "DJ"/"Stop".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melodi Brown version. girlsonpop. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  2. ^ [1] Blow Up Presents: Exclusive Blend Vol 3 - Track 7 - Raymond Guiot "Primitive Spirit", Telemusic 1971. Blow Up Records Ltd. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "DJ" - chart positions. MusicSquare. Retrieved 5 March 2007.