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Dirtee Disco

"Dirtee Disco"
Tongue n' Cheek Deluxe Edition
Released May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23) (Digital download)
Recorded 2009-10
Genre Hip hop, nu-disco
Length 3:40
Label Dirtee Stank
Writer(s) Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal chronology

"You Got the Dirtee Love"
"Dirtee Disco"

"Dirtee Disco" is the fifth single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal's fourth studio album Tongue n' Cheek, although the song only appears in the deluxe edition of the album. It features background vocals from former One True Voice member Daniel Pearce and samples The Staple Singers' 1972 track, "I'll Take You There". It was released on 23 May 2010 by Digital download.

Critical reception

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy Blog gave the song a negative review, stating:

'Dirtee Disco' is a '70s-influenced party tune on which Dizz raps about doing the robot, drinking JD & Coke and wrapping his hands around the nearest girl's waist over some oh-so-groovy beats. Featuring vocals from none other than One True Voice alumnus and former X Factor hopeful Daniel Pearce, it's more likely to remind you of your local Flares nightclub than the hedonistic heyday of Studio 54. Close to the start of the track, Dizz warns: "If you can't say something nice, then keep quiet." We'd better keep our lips firmly shut then.2/5 stars.[1]

Music video

In the music video, Rascal and his accomplices enter what appears to be a local village hall where DJ Derek has set up his mobile disco for the benefit of a number of older people. The disco is rather quiet until Rascal enters, then the party really gets started. He is accompanied by a number of attractive girls that are much younger than the other dancers, and all dressed for clubbing. All the older people there are shocked at Rascal and the girls he is with. As the song ends, DJ Derek announces "OK, that was Dizzee Rascal and Dirtee Disco. Some wicked moves out there. Well it's nearly 10 o'clock, and the night is almost over. So it's time to slow things down a bit." DJ Derek then puts on a slow song and everyone waltzes for the remainder of the video.

Rascal told the NME about the video: "There's no Saturday Night Fever influence. That's not John Travolta strutting, that's me, wearing a £2,000 Gucci suit. The moves are more influenced by You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Keep an eye out for the models - I chose them. The video's about being able to have a good time wherever you go, whether it's a club or a church hall." [2]

Track listings

UK iTunes digital download[3]
  1. "Dirtee Disco" (Radio Edit) - 3:40
  2. "Dirtee Disco" (Club Mix) - 4:46

Chart performance

"Dirtee Disco" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number one on 30 May 2010, marking Dizzee Rascal's fourth number one hit in the country. The single also managed to debut on the Irish Singles Chart at number twenty-one on 28 May 2010. Despite being a No.1 in the UK, it became the lowest selling one of the year.[4]

Chart (2010) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 21
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 1
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 1
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[8] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 1

Chart succession

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Nothin' On You"
by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Scottish Singles Chart number-one single
22 May 2010 – 29 May 2010
Succeeded by
"All Night Long" by Alexandra Burke featuring Pitbull
UK Singles Chart number-one single
30 May 2010 – 5 June 2010
Succeeded by
"Gettin' Over You" by David Guetta
featuring Fergie, Chris Willis & LMFAO
UK R&B Chart number-one single
30 May 2010 – 5 June 2010
Succeeded by
"Nothin' On You"
by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
Preceded by
"Marching on Together"
by Leeds United & Supporters
UK Indie Chart number-one single
30 May 2010 – 20 June 2010
Succeeded by
"Kickstarts" by Example


External links

  • (Dizzee Rascal explaining the video for "Dirtee Disco")

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