Jet – Are You Gonna to be My Girl

Are You Gonna Be My Girl is a song by the Australian rock band Jet. It was the first single from their debut record Get Born, which was released in 2003. I like this song because of the rawness of it. You can hear the amps buzz slightly when the song starts. The song’s drum beat and riff do sound like Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life.

Drummer Chris Cester said: “It’s funny because I asked him (Iggy Pop) point blank about that. He said I was crazy. He said that when he and David Bowie were writing ‘Lust for Life’, they were ripping off Motown’s beat. It’s funny that he said that to me because we also thought we were ripping off Motown more than ‘Lust for Life’.  

The song peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004.

This was a hit twice in the UK, in 2003 it reached #23 in the singles chart. The following year it was re-released after being featured in the Vodaphone picture messaging TV ads and this time it rose to #16 in the charts.

From Songfacts

This was Jet’s first hit song. It was also the first song to be used in the popular iPod commercials, where a black shadow of a person, listening to a white iPod danced to this tune in front of colorful backgrounds. These ads helped boost sales of iPods and of Jet albums.

Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Go!

So one, two, three, take my hand and come with me
Because you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

I say you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

Oh, four, five, six c’mon and get your kicks
Now you don’t need that money
When you look like that, do ya honey

Big black boots
Long blonde hair
She’s so sweet
With her get back stare

Well I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah!
I know we
Ain’t got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah!
I said, are you gonna be my girl?

Well, so one, two, three, take my hand and come with me
Because you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

I say you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

Oh, four, five, six c’mon and get your kicks
Now you don’t need that money
With a face like that, do ya

Big black boots
Long brown hair
She’s so sweet
With her get back stare

Well I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah!
I know we,
Ain’t got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah!
I said, are you gonna be my girl?

Oh yeah, oh yeah, c’mon!
I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah!
I know we
Ain’t got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah!
Uh, be my girl
Be my girl
Are you gonna be my girl?
Yeah

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

15 thoughts on “Jet – Are You Gonna to be My Girl”

  1. Funny, we heard this one in the car yesterday and none of the three of us could remember exactly who it was… I thought it was The Strokes, but the kiddo was closest saying ‘The Jets’.

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