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Hey Mr. DJ

"Hey Mr. DJ"
Single by Van Morrison
from the album Down the Road
A-side "Hey Mr. DJ"
B-side "Someone Like You" and "Bright Side of the Road"
Released 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre Blues, R&B
Length 3:45
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Van Morrison
Producer(s) Van Morrison
Van Morrison singles chronology
"Let's Talk About Us"
(2000)
"Hey Mr. DJ"
(2002)
"Meet Me in the Indian Summer"
(2002)
Down the Road track listing
"Steal My Heart Away"
(3)
"Hey Mr. DJ"
(4)
"Talk is Cheap"
(5)

"Hey Mr. DJ" is a popular song written by Northern Irish singer Van Morrison and recorded on his 2002 album, Down the Road. It was released as a single in the U.K. and charted at number fifty-eight. The single includes two popular Morrison compositions as the B-side; both have been included in the compilation album Still on Top - The Greatest Hits.

Rolling Stone magazine reviewer David Fricke has said this about the song "'Hey Mr. DJ' is a requiem for the one-on-one electricity of pre-Clear Channel radio, swinging with sweet brass and the iconic echo of Sam Cooke's 'Having a Party'."[1]

Recording history

The song was originally recorded in 2000 with Linda Gail Lewis, intended for an album entitled Choppin' Wood. Prior to the release of the album, Lewis' contributions to the song were removed and string and vocal overdubs were added.[2]

Personnel

Appearances on other albums

Notes

  1. ^ Fricke, David (2002-05-09). "Down the Road Rolling Stone review". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ Heylin. Can You Feel the Silence?, p.529

References

  • Heylin, Clinton (2003). Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography, Chicago Review Press, ISBN 1-55652-542-7
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