DJ 'fines' partygoers for requesting popular hits

A DJ has warned partygoers that they will have to pay the price for requesting some of the UK's most "overplayed" songs.

Colin-Gingell Good, 51, said people often "don't take no for an answer" when he performs at the Colchester venue Coda.

He put up signs warning hits such as Mr Brightside, Wonderwall and Sex on Fire would only be played at a cost of up to £1,000.

Mr Good, known as DJ PressPlay, said the tongue-in-cheek notice was stopping people from "ruining the night".

Mr Brightside, which was the priciest song request at £1,000, had not been asked for once since the sign was put in place, the DJ said.

Wonderwall would cost £500 and Sex on Fire was listed for £250 under the mock arrangement, first reported by the Daily Gazette.

Other pretend fines include "insisting you know better than the DJ" at a cost of £500.

"A lot of people are great, they’ll come up and ask for a song that fits the night," Mr Good told BBC Essex.

"But other people… they’re very demanding and don’t take no for an answer.

"In a bit of a tongue-in-cheek kind of joke, I’ve put this sign up.

"It’s more of a polite notice that if you’re going to come up and not take no for an answer – you won't accept I’m not going to ruin the night just for you – then I’m going to pretend I’m going to charge you for it."

Mr Good, who lives in Colchester, said his 17-year career spinning discs had proved to him that Mr Brightside by The Killers, was one of the country's most "overplayed" songs.

"Strangely, since I’ve put my sign up, I’ve not had one single person request Mr Brightside," he added.

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