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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1996
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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

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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Written by: Mike Cleveland

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12 facts about this song

Genre
"Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" is a song from the genre of post-disco, which is a blend of disco, R&B, funk, and dance.
Artist
The song was released by an American band named Indeep. The band was formed in New York City by the songwriter, Michael Cleveland.
Release Date
Released as a single in 1982, "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" eventually became a hit in both the US and UK.
Chart Performance
On Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, the song peaked at number two. It also reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, proving its international acclaim.
Iconic Line
The song is notably recognized for the line, "There's not a problem that I can't fix, 'Cause I can do it in the mix".
Female Vocalist
The lead vocals on the song are by Regine Moylett, who was part of the band as a session singer.
Impact on Pop Culture
The song has been widely sampled in various pop and dance tracks throughout the years, evidencing its lasting impact on music.
Music Video
Raul A. Rodriguez directed the song's music video, which furthered the song's popularity and acclaim in the '80s.
Cover Versions
Several artists across different music genres have covered "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life", including Mariah Carey, who included it on the soundtrack for her film, Glitter.
Charity Foundation
There's a global charity movement named after this song "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation", aiming to create opportunities for the dance music industry to make a positive impact in support of children in crisis.
Soundtrack Appearance
The song also appeared on the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a popular video game released in 2002.
Unique Concept
"Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" is one of few songs that celebrates and acknowledges the role of the DJ in the music industry.

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