Wasted Little DJs

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"Wasted Little DJs"
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Single by The View
from the album Hats Off to the Buskers
Released 8 August 2006
Format 7", CD
Genre Indie rock
Length 10:16 (CD), 7:15 (7")
Label 1965 Records
Writer(s) Kyle Falconer, Kieren Webster
The View singles chronology
"Wasted Little DJs"
"Superstar Tradesman"

"Wasted Little DJs" is the debut single by Dundee indie band The View, taken from the album Hats Off to the Buskers. The principal B-side on all formats of the single was Posh Boys. Before its physical release on 8 August 2006, the single had reached #73 on downloads only, before climbing up to #15 the following week. It spent two more weeks in the UK top 40 at #28 and #40 respectively before dropping out altogether.

The single, however, went straight to #1 in Scotland, the same week it peaked at #15 in the whole of the UK.

The song was placed at number 9 in the NME top 50 singles of the year 2006.[1] and went on to later win the public vote for Best Track at the NME Awards 2007.[2]

The single was written about The Wasted Little DJs, known as Karlene and Charlene who are both hairdressers in Dundee. Charlene is the girlfriend of The View bassist Kieren Webstar.

On the artwork for the single the title was given as "Wasted Little DJ's" which is grammatically incorrect. However, by the time the album was released, the mistaken apostrophe had been dropped and the track is listed as "Wasted Little DJs" by the label.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD
  1. "Wasted Little DJ's" - 4:00
  2. "Posh Boys" - 3:15
  3. "Comin' Down (Live)" - 3:01
  4. "Wasted Little DJs (Video)"
  • UK 7"
  1. "Wasted Little DJ's" - 4:00
  2. "Posh Boys" - 3:15


Charts (2009) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 15


  • The chorus to the song contains the lyrics 'Astedwae ittlae ejaysdae' (Pronounced 'Asted-way ittle-lay eejays-day'), which is Pig latin for 'Wasted little DJs.'