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A Definitive Ranking Of Basement Jaxx Singles

Warning: infectious beats and singing monkeys feature.

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This week Basement Jaxx release their seventh album, the infectious carnival fun of 'Junto'. What better way to celebrate than a countdown of the duo's best singles?

10. Where's Your Head At

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This is quite possibly Basement Jaxx's weirdest moment. Not only are the shouted vocal hook and grinding bassline super catchy, but the video sees the duo represented as DJing monkeys. Where's your head at indeed.

Released: 2001

Album: Rooty

Highest chart position: 9

9. Rendez-Vu

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Basement Jaxx: making spanish guitars and autotuned vocals cool since 1999.

Released: 1999

Album: Remedy

Highest chart position: 4

8. Jus 1 Kiss

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No other Basement Jaxx track offers such a laidback groove, whilst even now its guitar riffs and steel drum melodies epitomise Ibiza summers.

Released: 2001

Album: Rooty

Highest chart position: 23

7. Oh My Gosh

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"He said: how many sugars do you like in your tea? I said: forget about the sugar have a spoonful of me, 'cause I taste so sweet". Exactly - who puts sugar in their tea?

Released: 2005

Album: The Singles

Highest chart position: 8

6. Bingo Bango

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Though they've become more experimental in recent years, Basement Jaxx have always revelled in carnival sounds. Bingo Bango is the pinnacle.

Released: 1999

Album: Remedy

Highest chart position: 13

5. Do Your Thing

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It may not have set the charts alight at the time, but this is perhaps Basement Jaxx's most fun, joyous and ubiquitous track. Even your grandparents have shaken their asses to this.

Released: 2001

Album: Rooty

Highest chart position: 32

4. Raindrops

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Raindrops is an underrated and oft-forgotten gem from 2009's 'Scars'. In an album dominated by features, the duo prove they're best left to their own devices. It also spawned this amazing a capella version.

Released: 2009

Album: Scars

Highest chart position: 21

3. Red Alert

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This was the one, the one that catapulted the duo into the limelight. The funk bass, the soulful vocals, the scream in the middle eight, the crazy video. This was the template for all of their future hits. It cannot fail to fill a dancefloor.

Released: 1999

Album: Remedy

Highest chart position: 5

2. Romeo

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Romeo is Basement Jaxx at their dreamiest. Quite simply, this was the sound of summer 2001 and inspired countless remixes and acoustic versions. The Bollywood themed video, too, is perhaps their most iconic.

Released: 2001

Album: Rooty

Highest chart position: 6

1. Good Luck

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Red Alert may have been their breakthrough hit, but Good Luck cemented Basement Jaxx as the pop-dance crossover act to beat. With its overblown vocals and massive orchestral production, it's one of the most empowering break-up anthems in pop history.

Released: 2004

Album: Kish Kash

Highest chart position: 12

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