Jet

Jet are an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group sold 6.5 million albums. The band dissolved in 2012, but reformed in 2016. Brothers Nic Cester and Chris Cester grew up in Dingley Village, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, and attended St Bede’s College Mentone, listening to their father’s classic rock records from the 1960s and 1970s. The brothers decided to form a band with Cameron Muncey, Nic’s friend and previous bandmate, and with bassist Doug Armstrong whom Nic and Chris met while working together at their father’s spice factory. During 2001 an old high school friend of Chris’ joined the band on keyboard, and it was at this time that the band took their current name. They wanted a short name so when it showed up on festival advertisements, it would be large and bold in print. “Radio Song”, from their album Get Born, was written about the troubles that the band had getting recognition at this time.[citation needed] Jet got their big break when seminal Melbourne Punk rock band The Specimens took Jet under their wing and put them on as an opening act at The Duke of Windsor. This is where Dave Powell first saw the band perform and went on to sign them to his management firm Majorbox.

The new band met Mark Wilson one night in 2002 at a concert and, despite already having a bass player, asked him to play with them. Wilson was then the bassist in a band called The CA$inos, so he initially declined. However, a few days later he called the band and said he would like to join them instead.

“Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is a song by Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born. It was the first single from the album, released in 2003 in Australia and the United Kingdom, and in 2004 in the United States.

The song hit number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their first top 40 hit and their highest charting single; it also hit number three on the Modern Rock Tracks and number seven on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” stayed longer on the charts for a number of weeks and is the band’s most successful song, often regarded as their signature song. The single has sold 1.3 million copies in the United States since 2012.

In January 2018, as part of Triple M’s “Ozzest 100”, the ‘most Australian’ songs of all time, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” was ranked number 38

 

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