Original Don

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"Original Don"
Single by Major Lazer featuring The Partysquad
from the album Original Don
Released4 November 2011
FormatDigital download
Songwriter(s)Jasper Helderman, Jerry Leembruggen, David James Andrew Taylor, Ruben Fernhout, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Rodney Basil Price
Major Lazer singles chronology
"Jump Up"
"Original Don"
"Get Free"

"Original Don" is a song by musical project Major Lazer and The Partysquad from their 2011 extended play of the same name. The song was released as a digital download on 4 November 2011. The song has charted in the Netherlands.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Original Don" was first released onto YouTube on 8 December 2011 at a total length of two minutes and forty-two seconds. It features an American family, dancing around carrying various blade weapons, Diplo makes a cameo in the video.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Original Don"4:13
2."Original Don" (Crookers Remix)4:30
3."Original Don" (Diet Original Don)4:52
4."Original Don" (The Partysquad and Punish Smash Em Remix)3:38

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 98

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 4 November 2011[3] Digital download Downtown

In popular culture[edit]

A portion from the middle of the song was prominently featured in a television advertisement for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which aired in the summer of 2013 through the winter of 2013–14.[4]

The version featuring The Partysquad appeared on Dancing with the Stars during James Maslow and Petra Murgatroyd's freestyle dance number.[5]

Florida Gators gymnast, Bridget Sloan, used the song as her floor music for the 2015 season.[6]


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