Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

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About Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a book written by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton about the history of DJing published in 1999. A compilation album of the same name was released with the book. The album contains various clips ranging from 1970s reggae to Handel's Largo, the first song to reach radio airwaves, in 1906. The book takes its name from the Indeep single "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life." In 2006, The Observer named Last Night... #45 on their list of the greatest music books. Both experienced journalists, Brewster and Broughton seek to chronicle the role of the DJ in the 20th century. Starting from Jimmy Savile, who was effectively the first DJ, Broughton and Brewster track the rise of the DJ as a figure in music. The authors champion the idea that the DJ is an "unsung hero" of popular music and is an artist himself. In examining the place of a DJ over time, Last Night... also follows the rise and fall of various musical genres and subcultures. The companion album, which was compiled by Brewster himself, serves as an overview of dance and DJ music. 


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2003
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Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life, yeah 
'Cause I was sittin' there bored to death 
And in just one breath he said 

You gotta get up 
You gotta get on 
You gotta get down girl 

You know you drive me crazy baby 
You've got me turning to another man 
Called you on the phone 
No one's home 

Baby why ya leave me all alone 
And if it wasn't for the music 
I don't know what I'd do, yeah 

Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life from a broken heart 
Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life with a song 

You know I hopped into my car 
Didn't get very far, no 
Because I had you on my mind 
Why be so unkind? 

You've got your women all around 
All around this town
But I was trapped in love with you 
And I didn't know what to do 
But when I turned on my radio 
I found out all I needed to know 
Check it out 

Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life from a broken heart 
Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life with a song 

Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life from a broken heart 
Last night a DJ saved my life 
Last night a DJ saved my life with a song 

Hey listen up to your local DJ 
You better hear what he's got to say 

There's not a problem that I can't fix 
'Cause I can do it in the mix 
And if your man gives you trouble 
Just you move out on the double 
And you don't let it trouble your brain 
'Cause away goes troubles 
Down the drain 
I said away goes troubles 
Down the drain 

Well, all right

Last night a DJ saved my life 

There's not a problem that I can't fix 
'Cause I can do it in the mix 
'Cause I can do it in the mix, in the mix, in the mix

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Indeep was a 1980s New York-based R&B/New Wave group that was best known for its post-disco song "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life." more »

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