God Is a DJ (Faithless song)

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"God Is a DJ"
Faithless God Is A DJ1.jpg
UK / European Cover
Single by Faithless
from the album Sunday 8PM
Released 24 August 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Progressive house
Length 8:01
Label Cheeky Records/BMG
Songwriter(s) Rollo Armstrong, Maxwell Fraser, Ayalah Deborah Bentovim, Jamie Catto
Producer(s) Rollo, Sister Bliss
Faithless singles chronology
"Reverence"
(1997)
"God Is a DJ"
(1998)
"Take the Long Way Home"
(1998)

"Reverence"
(1997)
"God Is a DJ"
(1998)
"Take the Long Way Home"
(1998)
12" Cover
12" Cover
Audio sample
"God Is a DJ" excerpt
Music video
"God Is a DJ" (Official) on YouTube

"God Is a DJ" is a song by British group Faithless. It was released in August 1998 as the lead single from their album, Sunday 8PM. The single reached number six in the United Kingdom and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in September 1998.[1]

The song was written by Maxi Jazz, Rollo, Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto. Faithless won a BRIT Award for Best British Act in 1999 for their work on the song and other tracks on Sunday 8PM. Billboard claimed in an article in early 1999 that many people involved with dance music thought that "God Is a DJ" should have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording of 1998.[2]

The song re-entered the UK chart in 2005 following the release of Forever Faithless and reached number 66.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:34
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) [edit] - 06:52
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) [edit] - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) [edit] - 04:27

European CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:33
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) [edit] - 06:53
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) [edit] - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) [edit] - 04:26

French CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Mix) - 03:32
  2. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 04:26

Greek CD Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Radio Edit) - 03:33
  2. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) - 06:53
  3. God Is A DJ (Serious Danger Remix) - 05:09
  4. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 04:26

12" Release[edit]

  1. God Is A DJ (Monster Mix) - 08:01
  2. God Is A DJ (Sharp Remix) - 09:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 37
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 5
Belgium Dance (Ultratop)[7] 4
Canada Dance (RPM) 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 6
France (SNEP)[10] 43
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 10
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 4
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[17] 6
Spain (AFYVE)[18] 6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 6
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[22] 4
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[23] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[24] 31

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Rock on the Net - Faithless
  2. ^ Billboard, 23 January 1999, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p34, Accessed through EBBSCO Publishing, 20 May 1999
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop Dance 31/10/1998". ultratop.be. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Danish peak
  9. ^ "Faithless: God Is a DJ" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Faithless Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 2, 1996". Irish Singles Chart.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Faithless" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Faithless – God Is A DJ" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Charts.nz – Faithless – God Is a DJ". Top 40 Singles.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Faithless – God Is a DJ". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Faithless Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved August 7, 2015.

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