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That’s Not My Name

The Ting Tings

Album We Started Nothing

This song is about frustration! The singer just wanted to be heard and have fun doing it. In an interview with drummer De Martino with Rhapsody, he said: “We were really frustrated because we had been in a band before and been dumped by our label. Back at the time, we weren’t specifically trying to write the song about anything. We were just trying to have fun with it. But when we look back at the lyrics we realize they’re all about frustration. In a way, she’s saying she wants to be heard. She wants people to know her name.”

Release Date: May 9, 2008 (Europe) – May 12, 2008 (UK) – January 27, 2009 (US)

Songwriter/s: Katie White – Jules De Matino

Label: Columbia

Chart Rankings:
UK – 1
US – 39
Germany – 42
In the UK, the song reached number 1 on the UK Singles Charts, it was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 400.000 copies. In the US, it peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the US Mainstream Top 40 it reached number 17 and on the Dance Club Songs chart it was number 4. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies. In Australia it peaked at number 8 and was certified Platinum. Around the world it peaked at number 48 in Belgium, number 7 in Czech Republic, number 10 in Denmark, and at number 8 in New Zealand. In Ireland it reached number 2.

Artist’s age on Release Date: Katie Rebecca White was 25 years old and Julian “Jules” De Martino was 39 years old when the duo released this song. The band had been active for 1 year.

Cover Versions: Very few amateur artists covered the song on Youtube.

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