"Great DJ" is the second single by English indie pop band The Ting Tings. Vocalist Katie White states that the song was written by "playing a D chord on the guitar for hours, because that's all I could play. And then I put my finger on the wrong string, and got what I discovered was an augmented chord. And that was the riff!" The single was originally released as a double A-side along with "That's Not My Name".
When "Great DJ" was re-released it did not enter the UK chart until 1 week after the individual re-release of single "That's Not My Name" went to number 1.
The cover sleeves for the single were in fact recycled: Katie White and Jules De Martino gathered old 7" records from numerous car boot sales and charity shops in and around Manchester, turned the sleeves inside out and customised them to create new sleeves for this single.
"Great DJ" was featured in the movie The House Bunny as well as in the 2-hour season premiere of 90210 and in the movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. The song was also used as an insert song for the Fuji TV 2010 spring Japanese television drama Sunao ni Narenakute. "Shut Up and Let Me Go" was also featured. The track also appears on the soundtrack of American Teen. "Great DJ" is also the trailer music for the movies Slumdog Millionaire and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and was used in commercials for Year One. This song was also used in commercials for Indonesian energy drink Mizone.