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Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
Album: Get BornReleased: 2003Charted:
This was Jet's first hit song. It was also the first song to be used in the popular iPod commercials, where a black shadow of a person, listening to a white iPod danced to this tune in front of colorful backgrounds. These ads helped boost sales of iPods and of Jet albums.
This song took a lot of criticism its main riff, which sounds very close to the song "Lust For Life
" by Iggy Pop. Much of Get Born
took some heat for sounding like other classic Rock songs.
This was a hit twice in the UK, in 2003 it reached #23 in the singles chart. The following year it was re-released after being featured in the Vodaphone picture messaging TV ads and this time it rose to #16 in the charts.