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"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is a song by Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born. It was the first single from the album, released in 2003 in Australia and the United Kingdom, and in 2004 in the United States.

The song hit number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it their 1st Top 40 hit and their highest charting single; it also hit number 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks and number 7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. Even though it did not hit number 1 like the next hit, "Cold Hard Bitch", "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" stayed longer on the charts and is the band's most successful song, often regarded as their signature song.

StructureEdit

Written by Nic Cester and Cameron Muncey, the song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" (particularly its drum pattern and near-identical guitar riff);[1][2] and the 1999 song "Screwdriver" from The White Stripes.[3] The band, however, argues that "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" has more in common with 1960s Motown songs, namely "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes.

Chris Cester responded to the media debacle, stating in a Jared Story interview that the beat was taken from Motown, referring to a meeting between Iggy Pop and himself:

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Music videoEdit

The music video is shot in black and white, and shows Jet performing in a blank studio. As they play, black ink starts pouring out of their equipment and forms a landscape resembling the cover art on their album Get Born and The Beatles album Revolver. The video was shot at Vinopolis, London. Cameron Muncey can be seen wearing an AC/DC shirt.

In popular cultureEdit

Track listingsEdit

Australian versionsEdit

  • iTunes EP
  1. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
  2. "Last Chance"
  3. "Hey Kids"
  4. "You Were Right"

American versionsEdit

  • iTunes EP
  1. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl (UK Acoustic Version)"
  2. "That's Alright Mama"
  3. "Cigarettes and Cola"
  4. "You Were Right"
  5. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

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Chart (2003-2004) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[6] 53
Irish Singles Chart[7] 18
UK (Official Charts Company)[8] 16
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[9] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[9] 7
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[9] 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[9] 16
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Tracks[9] 22
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Chart (2013) Peak
position

Awards and nominationsEdit

APRA AwardsEdit

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[10] Template:Awards table |- | 2007 || "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Nicholas Cester, Cameron Muncey || Most Performed Australian Work Overseas[11] || Template:Won

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ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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