On This Day in Pink History…26th January 2004, God is a DJ was released

On This Day in Pink History…26th January 2004, God is a DJ was released

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God is a DJ is Pink’s second single in North America and third international single from her third album Try This.

AllMusic highlighted the song and added that “the echoes of Blur’s “Pressure on Julian” on “God Is a DJ” are surely coincidental.” David Browne wasn’t positive: “we could have done without the dreadful dance-rock cheeseball God Is a DJ.”Rolling Stone wasn’t either: “rehashes familiar (Trouble’s) themes in “God Is a DJ”: “I’ve been the girl, middle finger in the air.” Tell us something we don’t know, Pink.” Sal Cinquemani was positive: “The shoulda-been first single, “God Is A DJ,” is filled with the kind of life-affirming dancefloor metaphors that helped send Madge’s “Vogue,” “Music” and even Pink’s own “Get The Party Started” straight up the charts: “If God is a DJ/If life is a dancefloor/Love is a rhythm/You are the music.” Clem Bastow panned the song by noting that “God Is a DJ” is an attempt, unsuccessfully, to recapture some of “P!nk’s early-career spunk.”

The Village Voice praised the song: “If God were a DJ, which DJ would he be? Paul Oakenfold? Sasha and/or Digweed? No—Larry Levan. They didn’t call it the Paradise Garage for nothin’. I ask because “God Is a DJ,” the obvious and at one time actual choice for lead single off Pink’s third album, Try This, goes: “If God is a DJ/Life is a dance floor/Love is a rhythm/You are the music!” Grandiosity aside—what’s Art, then, waving glow sticks?—”God Is a DJ” provides excellent philosophical underpinning for Pink’s greatest hit, “Get the Party Started.” After, the same critic added: “Pink revisits her recent career in “God Is a DJ,” a big-chorused, fast-funk bass-lined spaz-out not written with Armstrong. Loving Mom, hating Dad, pulling her skirt up, sticking her tongue out—it’s all here. And it winds up with, “Look for nirvana/Under the strobe light.” No, not Nirvana, though that comparison flashed before my eyes—before the new Hole was pushed back past Courtney’s next court date, I intended to review the two albums together. But it was another major rock chick, Tim Armstrong ex Brody Dalle, who put out the grunge-punk disc of the year, the Distillers’ Coral Fang.” Dan Leroy was favorable, too: “But if “God Is A DJ,” he’ll put that piece of punky disco perfection, and several other tunes here, in heavy rotation immediately.”

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PEAK CHART POSITIONS:

  • Australia – 24
  • Dutch Top 40 – 6
  • Germany Singles – 44
  • UK Singles Chart – 11
  • US Mainstream Top 40 – 26

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