Daddy DJ (song)

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"Daddy DJ"
Single by Daddy DJ
from the album Let Your Body Talk
B-side Remix
Released November 1999 (France), June, 2000 (other countries)
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 1999
Genre Trance, Eurodance
Length 3:36
Label Sony, RKG
Writer(s) David Le Roy, Jean Christophe Belval
Producer(s) J&B
Daddy DJ singles chronology
"Daddy DJ"
(1999)
"The Girl in Red"
(2001)

"Daddy DJ" is an electronica song recorded by French dance act of the same name. It was their debut single from their first album Let Your Body Talk and was first released in France in 1999 and then in many European countries in June, 2000. The music video was produced as an animated feature.

The song was a huge success on many charts, becoming the top ten in France, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, even topping the singles charts in Sweden, Norway and Belgium (Wallonia). As of August 2014, the song was the 24th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 525,000 units sold.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

The melody of this song has become very popular, and has been sampled many times. Here are some examples:

In 2006, this song's melody was sampled by Australian DJ S3RL on the song "Pretty Rave Girl".

Also in 2006, the song was sampled by Basshunter in his song "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (also known as simply "DotA", especially in Scandinavia). In 2008, this was then adapted into the song "All I Ever Wanted"

In 2009, the song was covered by Crazy Frog from his album Everybody Dance Now.[2] The song entered the French Singles Chart at a peak of number four, and totaled 15 weeks in the top 50. The song debuted at number 14 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, dropping 18 places to number 32 the following week.

Another successfully cover version is the track "Take It to the Limit" by the german DJ and producer Max K. featuring vocals by singer Gerald G and rapper Nitro.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Daddy DJ" (Chico and Tonio radio edit) — 3:36
  2. "Daddy DJ" (original extended mix) — 5:46
CD maxi
  1. "Daddy DJ" (Chico and Tonio radio edit) — 3:38
  2. "Daddy DJ" (original radio edit) — 3:44
  3. "Daddy DJ" (G-box 2 steps lullaby mix) — 3:41

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Wassuup!" by Da Muttz
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
April 7, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (10 weeks)
Succeeded by
"J'voulais" by Sully Sefil
Preceded by
"Need to Know (Eenie Meenie Miny Moe)" by Exellence
Swedish number-one single (first run)
May 31, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Preceded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Norwegian VG-Lista number-one single
27/2001 - 28/2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Preceded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Swedish number-one single (second run)
July 5, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink

Crazy Frog version[edit]

"Daddy DJ"
Single by Crazy Frog
from the album "Everybody Dance Now"
Released August 2009
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Dance, electronica
Length 2:53
Label Ministry of Sound
Writer(s) Henning Reith, Reinhard Raith, Wolfgang Boss, David Le Roy, Jean Christophe Belval
Crazy Frog singles chronology
"Crazy Frog in the House"
(2007)
"Daddy DJ"
(2009)
"Cha Cha Slide"
(2009)

In 2009, "Daddy DJ" was covered by Crazy Frog and released as a single on July, 13 off its third album Everybody Dance Now. It went straight to number four on the French Singles Chart.

Charts[edit]

The song entered the French Singles Chart at a peak of number four, and totaled 15 weeks in the top 50. The song debuted at number 14 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, dropping 18 places to number 32 the following week.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 14
France (SNEP)[18] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 8 (30-21)". Chartsinfrance, PureCharts. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  2. ^ Album at Allmusic
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Daddy DJ", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Daddy DJ search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  5. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  6. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Daddy DJ – Daddy DJ" Canciones Top 50.
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ 2001 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  9. ^ 2001 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  10. ^ 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  11. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 2001" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  13. ^ 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  14. ^ Årslista Singlar - År 2001 sverigetopplistan.se (in Swedish)
  15. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  16. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  17. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Crazy Frog – Daddy DJ" (in French). Les classement single.