Why Don't You (song)

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"Why Don't You"
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Single by Gramophonedzie
Released 28 February 2010 (Download)
1 March 2010 (CD single)
Format Digital download, CD single
Genre House, Electro Swing, Jazz house
Length 2:50
Label Positiva Records, Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) Kansas Joe McCoy
Gramophonedzie singles chronology
"Why Don't You"
(2010)
"Out of My Head"
(2010)
"Why Don't You"
(2010)
"Out of My Head"
(2010)

"Why Don't You" is a 2010 single from Serbian DJ Gramophonedzie. It was released on 28 February 2010 as a download and on 1 March 2010 in CD format. It samples Peggy Lee's 1947 version of the 1936 song "Why Don't You Do Right?". The single was certified gold in Italy.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Fraser McAlpine of BBC Chart Blog gave the song a mixed review stating:

I'm detecting a theme here. After the burlesque boom and all the Winehouse wannabes – and Wiley's reworking of that song by White Town that samples that other song from the olden days – here comes dance music's tribute to the era of jazz, swing and blues. And when I say tribute, I mean taking an old tune and hitting it with a massive mallet until it cracks into a million pieces, then putting the bits back together with micro-robots and spraying it gold.

That is simply how dance music likes to pay tribute to things. Can you imagine how messy Fat Boy Slim's funeral is going to be? Loads messy, that's how. The song was awarded a 3 star.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[3]
  1. "Why Don't You" (Radio Edit) – 2:50
  2. "Why Don't You" (Bingo Players Mix) – 6:13
Digital download[4]
  1. "Why Don't You" (Radio Edit) – 2:50
  2. "Why Don't You" (Trevor Loveys Remix) – 5:35
  3. "Why Don't You" (DJ Sneak Remix) – 6:45
  4. "Why Don't You" (GreenMoney's GramoPhountzied Remix) – 4:44
  5. "Why Don't You" (GreenMoney's GramoPhountzied Dub) – 4:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position)
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 7
Israel (Media Forest)[6] 1
Italy (FIMI)[7] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 12
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[11] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Italian Singles Chart[12] 50
UK Singles Chart[13] 165

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Won't Go Quietly" by Example
UK Dance Chart number-one single
7 March 2010 – 13 March 2010
Succeeded by
"Rock That Body" by The Black Eyed Peas

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 28 February 2010 Digital download[4] Positiva Records, Virgin Records
1 March 2010 CD single[14]

References[edit]