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

Jet – Look What You’ve Done

Jet is an Australian band that came out in the 2000s and I really liked them. They have 60’s and 70’s sound to them. When I listened to the song the first time I liked it and noticed they borrowed from The Beatles White Album song “Sexy Sadie”….lyrically and some of the melody. Two brothers  Nic Cester and Chris Cester formed the group and were influenced by their father’s 60’s and 70s albums. The drumming on this song I really like.

The band broke up in 2012 and reformed in 2016.

The song peaked at #37 in 2005 in the Billboard 100 and #14 in Australia.

 

Look What You’ve Done

Take my photo off the wall
If it just won’t sing for you.
‘Cause all that’s left has gone away
And there’s nothing there for you to prove.

Oh, look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone.
Oh, well, it seems like such fun
Until you lose what you had won.

Give me back my point of view
‘Cause I just can’t think for you.
I can hardly hear you say
What should I do?
Well, you choose

Oh, look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone.
Oh, well, it seems like such fun
Until you lose what you had won.

Oh,look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone
A fool of everyone
A fool of everyone

Take my photo off the wall
If it just won’t sing for you.
‘Cause all that’s left has gone away
And there’s nothing there for you to do.

Oh, look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone.
Oh, well, it seems like such fun
Until you lose what you had won.

Oh, look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone
A fool of everyone
A fool of everyone.