Oh My Gosh

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"Oh My Gosh"
Single by Basement Jaxx
from the album The Singles
Released 14 March 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre House
Length 3:58
  • Simon Ratcliffe
  • Felix Buxton
Basement Jaxx singles chronology
"Plug It In"
"Oh My Gosh"
"U Don't Know Me"

"Oh My Gosh" is a song by British electronic music duo Basement Jaxx. It was released in 2005 as the lead single from the band's greatest hits album, The Singles. The vocals from the track were performed by Vula Malinga and rapper Skillah.[1]

The song peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and was also nominated for the Popjustice £20 Music Prize.


Critical reception[edit]

While reviewing The Singles, AllMusic's Andy Kellman listed the song as one of his "track picks" on the album and called the song "rubbery", "deliciously flirtatious and cartoonish."[2] Writing for Drowned in Sound, Julian Ridgway gave the song 5 out of 10, stated: "They’ve proved themselves masters of the dumb pop single in the past – records that make you smile even if they don’t make you think. But with 'Oh My Gosh' the smile’s started to freeze over, like the one you get when people make you look through their holiday photos." He concluded his review by commented that the "airhead" lyrics are "quite funny" but the song "is pretty average stuff for them."[3] In 2004, it was nominated for the Popjustice £20 Music Prize.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mat Kirkby, who previously worked with Basement Jaxx on the video for "Good Luck". is directed is set in a retirement home, and features elderly man and woman singing about how they like each other whilst doing elderly activities.

The video was awarded "Best Video" at the 2005 House Music Awards.http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/nomvula-malinga-winner-of-best-video-award-for-basement-news-photo/121059967

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Oh My Gosh (Radio Edit)"   3:58
2. "Oh My Gosh (Old Skool Dub)"   3:42
No. Title Length
1. "Oh My Gosh (Jaxx Club Edit)"   6:20
2. "Oh My Gosh (Kneedeep Club Mix)"   7:18
3. "Oh My Gosh (Bugz in the Attic Remix)"   5:51
4. "Oh My Dub"   6:29
Side A
  1. "Oh My Gosh" (Jaxx Club Edit) – 06:20
  2. "Oh My Gosh" (Bugz In The Attic Remix) – 05:51
Side B
  1. "Oh My Gosh" (Knee Deep Club Mix) – 7:18


Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 8


  1. ^ "Vula @ Play - see the pics!". BBC. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  2. ^ Andy Kellman. "The Singles - Basement Jaxx". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  3. ^ Julian Ridgway (2005-03-14). "Single Review: Basement Jaxx - Oh My Gosh". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Basement Jaxx's "Oh My Gosh" nominated for Popjustice £20 Music Prize". PopJustice. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 2005-03-26" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2015-06-26.

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