Get Me Off

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"Get Me Off"
Get me off Basement Jaxx.png
Single by Basement Jaxx
from the album Rooty
Released June 17, 2002 (2002-06-17)
Genre
Length 4:49
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx singles chronology
"Where's Your Head At"
(2001)
"Get Me Off"
(2002)
"Do Your Thing"
(2002)

"Get Me Off" is a song by British electronic music duo Basement Jaxx. It was released on 17 June 2002 as the fourth single from their second studio album, Rooty. It is their only single from 1996–2005 that wasn't included on their greatest hits album, The Singles.

It was originally intended for Janet Jackson after she contacted the duo to collaborate for her seventh album, All for You.

Background[edit]

Upon expressing admiration for the Basement Jaxx's debut album Remedy, Janet Jackson contacted the duo to collaborate.[1] Jackson was offered the song for the album, though declined.[2][3] "She told us she loved our stuff," recalls Buxton, "but she thought we were Zero 7. We wished her every success in hooking up with a British dance duo eventually and said, ‘Cheerio, Celine.'"[4]

"There wasn't a lot of laughter because she was so uptight."

Chart performance[edit]

"Get Me Off" debuted and peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart before falling to number 34 in its second week. The song spent a total of three weeks in the Top 75.[5]

Track listings[edit]

UK CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Get Me Off (Jaxx 2002 Remix Radio Edit)" 4:04
2. "Do Your Thing (Jaxx Club Remixx)" 6:38
3. "Broken Dreams (Los Amigos Invisibles Remix)" 3:33
UK CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Get Me Off (Jaxx 2002 Club Mix)" 7:25
2. "Get Me Off (Peaches Remix)" 3:14
3. "Get Me Off (Supergetoff Remix)" 9:17

Song usage[edit]

Canadian electronic musician Peaches included her remix of "Get Me Off" as a bonus track for her album Fatherfucker.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart[6] 43
UK Singles Chart[5] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Janet Jackson on MTV TRL Pt1 - YouTube". YouTube. July 2000. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "All right Jaxx - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. 25 June 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Jaxx Swing: Basement Jaxx". Inthemix.com.au. July 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The pop idol's pop idols". The Scotsman. November 16, 2003. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Basement Jaxx - Get Me Off". Chart Stats. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Basement Jaxx - Get Me Off (Song)". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 

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