David Jordan (singer)

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David Jordan
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Background information
Birth nameDavid Keith Arratoon
Born (1985-09-13) 13 September 1985 (age 34)
OriginBarnet, London, England
Years active2007–present
LabelsZTT / Mercury

David Jordan (born David Keith Arratoon; 13 September 1985 in Barnet, London) is an English singer-songwriter. His debut album, Set the Mood, was released in October 2007, peaking at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart.


Born to a mother from Montserrat and a father from Calcutta, Jordan has been writing pop-rock songs since he was 11 (after his parents split). Growing up, his music idol was Prince.[1] After spending the first nine years of his life in North London, when his parents split up Jordan chose to live with his grandmother in Enfield until he moved into a council flat in Finchley aged 16.[2] As a teenager, Jordan associated with a group of young hopefuls signed to Simon Fuller's 19 management company, including a young Amy Winehouse, with whom he remained friends. Jordan was obsessed with songwriting and gaining a record deal. He would study drama at college during the day, work at Starbucks in New Oxford Street in the evening and then work on songs with his producer friend Jack Freegard at Fortress Studios in Old Street.[1]


2007–08: Set the Mood[edit]

On 22 October 2007, he released "Place in My Heart" as the lead single from his debut studio album. He released his debut studio album, Set the Mood, on 29 October 2007, peaking to number 13 on the UK Albums Chart; the album also charted in France and Switzerland. On 4 February 2008, he released "Sun Goes Down" as the second single from the album, peaking to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. He performed the song at the Royal Variety Performance. On 4 May 2008, he released "Move On" as the third single from the album, peaking to number 68 on the UK Singles Chart.


On 26 March 2011, Jordan uploaded a music video for "Don't Wanna (Hear You Say)" to YouTube. In July 2011, he featured on Kane Ricca's single "One Nation" with Defi'.

On 5 April 2012, he uploaded a music video for "Fallen Star" to YouTube. On 25 July 2012, he uploaded a music video for "Wild, Wasted & Wonderful" to YouTube and published 8 acoustic videos on YouTube made by Methodworks.

In spring of 2012, he applied for the lead dancer role as Michael Jackson in the Thriller Live musical at the West End, London.[3] He got the role and debuted as Michael Jackson at the Lyric Theatre in the West End on July 2012.



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Set the Mood
  • Released: 29 October 2007
  • Labels: ZTT / Mercury
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 159 93 60


As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2007 "Place in My Heart"[A] Set the Mood
2008 "Sun Goes Down" 4 20 42
"Move On" 68
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Album
2011 "One Nation"[8]
(Kane Ricca featuring David Jordan and Defi')
2013 "Frequency"[9]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song
2007 "Place in My Heart"[10]
"Sun Goes Down"[11] [12]
2008 "Move On"[13]
2009 "Set The Mood"[14]
2011 "Don't Wanna (Hear You Say)"[15]
2012 "Fallen Star"[16]
2012 "Wild, Wasted & Wonderful"[17]
2012 "Like a Winner"[18]
2014 "Sun Goes Down 2014"[19]


  • A ^ Place in My Heart was re-released in 2008.


  1. ^ a b Mulholland, Garry, "Heir Jordan", The Guardian, 14 October 2007, retrieved 8 March 2008
  2. ^ "Official Bio, retrieved 08 March 2008". Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  3. ^ Thriller Live Musical
  4. ^ a b "David Jordan > UK Charts". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Discographie David Jordan". Hung Medien. lescharts.com/.
  6. ^ a b "Discography David Jordan". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Discographie David Jordan". Hung Medien. hitparade.ch/. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016.
  8. ^ iTunes – Music – One Nation (feat. David Jordan & Defi) – Single by Kane Ricca[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ iTunes – Music – Frequency (feat. Littl Sstar) – Single by Jodie Harsh & Littl Sstar
  10. ^ Place In My Heart. YouTube. youtube.com/
  11. ^ David Jordan – Sun Goes Down. YouTube, David Jordan Vevo. youtube.com/
  12. ^ David Jordan – Sun Goes Down. YouTube, Mercury Records UK. youtube.com/
  13. ^ David Jordan – Move On – the new single.... YouTube. youtube.com/
  14. ^ David Jordan – Set The Mood. YouTube. youtube.com/
  15. ^ Don't Wanna (Hear You Say) – David Jordan [September 2009] © 2009 Methodworks Production. YouTube. youtube.com/
  16. ^ Fallen Star – David Jordan © 2012 Methodworks Production and Google Images. YouTube. youtube.com/
  17. ^ David Jordan – Wild, Wasted & Wonderful (Official Music Video). YouTube. youtube.com/
  18. ^ David Jordan and the ElectroGlam Productions – Like a Winner. YouTube. youtube.com/
  19. ^ David Jordan – Sun Goes Down 2014. YouTube. youtube.com/

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