|Format CD single, CD maxi|
Genre Trance, Eurodance
|Released November 1999 (France), June 2000 (other countries)|
"Daddy DJ" is an electronica song recorded by French dance act of the same name. It was their debut single from their first album Let Your Body Talk and was first released in France in 1999, and then in many European countries in June 2000. The music video was produced as an animated feature.
The song was a huge success on many charts, becoming the top ten in France, Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, even topping the singles charts in Sweden, Norway and Belgium (Wallonia). As of August 2014, the song was the 24th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 525,000 units sold.
The melody of this song has become very popular, and has been sampled many times. Here are some examples:
In 2006, this song's melody was sampled by Australian DJ S3RL on the song "Pretty Rave Girl".
Also in 2006, the song was sampled by Basshunter in his song "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (also known as simply "DotA", especially in Scandinavia). In 2008, this was then adapted into the song "All I Ever Wanted"
In 2009, the song was covered by Crazy Frog from his album Everybody Dance Now. The song entered the French Singles Chart at a peak of number four, and totaled 15 weeks in the top 50. The song debuted at number 14 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, dropping 18 places to number 32 the following week.
Another successful cover version is the track "Take It to the Limit" by the German DJ and producer Max K. featuring vocals by singer Gerald G and rapper Nitro.
The music video for the song was produced by Aladin Net Prod and was released in France in 1999, and was released in 2000 elsewhere.
The video starts out with the act's main protagonist Kross, a 13 year old boy who is an aspiring DJ, watching his father practice for performing at a club. After his father refuses to play a Daddy DJ record he likes, Kross is frustrated later that night when his dad leaves for the club. The next day, his father is really tired and performs back at the club again. Kross uses his computer webcam to transport himself into the club, much to his father's annoyance. Everyone enjoys Kross's skills and an agent signs Kross with a record deal. He becomes famous and he is seen talking on the phone with an unknown person in an office in a large building labeled "Daddy DJ's Records."
- "Daddy DJ" (Chico and Tonio radio edit) — 3:36
- "Daddy DJ" (original extended mix) — 5:46
- "Daddy DJ" (Chico and Tonio radio edit) — 3:38
- "Daddy DJ" (original radio edit) — 3:44
- "Daddy DJ" (G-box 2 steps lullaby mix) — 3:41
Crazy Frog version
In 2009, "Daddy DJ" was covered by Crazy Frog and released as a single on July, 13 off its third album Everybody Dance Now. It went straight to number four on the French Singles Chart.
The song entered the French Singles Chart at a peak of number four, and totaled 15 weeks in the top 50. The song debuted at number 14 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, dropping 18 places to number 32 the following week.