Listen to The Ting Tings’ That’s Not My Name’ from The Chelsea Detective S2 Ep 2 as Max throws it in the rubbish bin

The latest episode of The Chelsea Detective featured a song right at the end of the episode that is played by Max on CD, and then throw into the rubbish bin as he hates it.

That song is the English indie pop duo The Ting Tings’ ‘That’s Not My Name‘, which played on The Chelsea Detective, Season 2, Episode 2, “Golden Years‘.

It is a track that The Ting Tings were quite brave to offer up to the TV series, considering it would be getting a 5-second play before junked.

Then again, with something that intriguing as an introduction to the song, I’m guessing quite a few people will now be looking for it so they can hear just what they missed.

When was The Ting Tings’ ‘That’s Not My Name‘ released?

That’s Not My Name‘ was actually a massive hit in the UK when it was released as a double-sided single in 2008 along with its other side track ‘Great DJ‘.

The song got a huge amount of radio play on BBC Radio 1, and a lot of promotion from various music outlets.

That helped the track hit #1 on the UK Singles chart, but it then went on to rank high up charts in 14 other countries, including at #1 in Scotland and on six charts in the United States. (Highest ranking at #4 on the U.S. Dance Clubs Songs chart).

It has since been certified Gold in Denmark and New Zealand, and Platinum in Australia, the UK and the United States.

The Ting Tings’ ‘That’s Not My Name‘ has also been so popular with TV and film music supervisors, it has been featured on the soundtracks of films like Fired Up and Horrible Bosses, and on TV shows like 90201 and The City.

Listen to ‘That’s Not My Name‘ as heard (briefly) at the end of The Chelsea Detective, Season 2, Episode 2, in the video and on the pop duo’s debut studio album We Started Nothing via Spotify.

You can watch the first two episodes of the second season of The Chelsea Detective via Amazon Prime Video now.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.