Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is a song by the 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 UK, and in 2004 in the United States. Written by Nic Cester & Cameron Muncey, the song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" and The White Stripes's "Screwdriver". However, the beat has been found to have been common in numerous 60s' Motown songs, including "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes. The line starting with "Well, so 1,2,3,..." is almost an exact copy of Otis Redding's line: "Pretty little thing, let me light your candle 'Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around" in the song "Hard to Handle". 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: "It's funny because I asked him point blank about that. He said I was crazy. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Jet are an Australian rock band formed in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. The group is composed of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group has sold 6,5 million. records worldwide; with their debut album Get Born, released in 2003, accounting for about 3.5 million of that figure. The band's most recent album, Shaka Rock, was released on 19 August 2009. Brothers Nic Cester and Chris Cester grew up in Dingley Village, a suburb just out of Melbourne, Victoria, listening to their father's classic rock records from the 1960s and 1970s such as The Who, AC/DC, The Easybeats, Faces, The Loved Ones and particularly The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and John Lennon. The brothers decided to form a band with Cameron Muncey, Nic's friend from school and with whom he had previously been in a band, and with bassist Doug Armstrong whom Nic and Chris met whilst working together at their Dad's spice factory.