Don't Mug Yourself

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"Don't Mug Yourself"
Single by The Streets
from the album Original Pirate Material
Released21 October 2002 (UK)
FormatCD
Recorded2002
GenreElectronica, hip hop, drum and bass
Length2:40
LabelLocked On
Songwriter(s)Mike Skinner
Producer(s)Mike Skinner
The Streets singles chronology
"Weak Become Heroes"
(2002)
"Don't Mug Yourself"
(2002)
"Fit But You Know It"
(2004)

"Don't Mug Yourself" is a song by English alternative hip hop group The Streets. It was released in October 2002 as the fourth and final single taken from their debut album Original Pirate Material. It reached number 21 in the UK Singles Chart.

Background and writing[edit]

Skinner told NME how the song was created. "I left it really late – the night before I was supposed to be cutting it, I still hadn’t recorded it," he said. "I had to get away from it because my head was really clouded. So I went out to watch a film (Monsoon Wedding) and Calvin came along with a bottle of rum. We drank the bottle in the cinema, then went to a bar and ended up getting really, really smashed. We got back to my house and Calvin heard the instrumental and he was like 'I want to be on this tune'. He’s not a singer, he’s just my mate."[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Don't Mug Yourself" (Video Edit)
  2. "Don't Mug Yourself" (Out Takes)
  3. "Streets Score"
  4. "Don't Mug Yourself" (Enhanced CD-Rom Video)

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Don't Mug Yourself" (Album Version)
  2. "Weak Become Heroes" (Röyksopp's Memory Lane Mix)
  3. "Has It Come To This?" (High Contrast 'It's Come To This' Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 48
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 21
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[4] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE STREETS' RUM NEW TUNE". nme.com. NME. February 20, 2002. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.