5 things you didn't know about The Chainsmokers

DJs The Chainsmokers have made some highly recognizable tunes. Their songs “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down” both had top 10 Billboard Hot 100 success with the latter reaching a top five spot. On Sept. 3, the duo’s single “Closer” reached the number one spot on that list. And, no one is ever going to forget “#SELFIE.” We know their songs, but what do we know about Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall?

1. They are super proud of this song, which was kind of a turning point in their music careers.
“That, I think, is one of the best songs we ever made,” said Taggart to Meredith Graves with MTV about their song “Don’t Let Me Down.” He then went on to say that the song exemplified the type of work they were trying to create as writers and producers.

2. Their celebrity crushes have both walked the Victoria’s Secret catwalk.
In an interview with Larry King, after dishing about the craziest fan they have ever encountered, Taggart ad Pall revealed that they too have celebrities that make them a little crazy. No surprises here, but the DJ’s crushes are both models. Cara Delevigne for Andrew Taggart and Martha Hunt for Alex Pall.

3. The two “have been rejected from many of the venues they now play at”
This one is straight from their bio, but a good one to ponder. There are no details on exactly on which venues they are referring to, but looking at their recent rise in fame, it is no surprise. They get to live the adage, “success is the best revenge.”

4. They attended pretty impressive schools.
The guys are based in New York, home to some top-tier education establishments. Taggart attended Syracuse University and Pall went to New York University. Though, in an interview, both admitted that they haven’t really been using that education in their careers.

5. They would have this author write their biography.
When asked what author they would choose to write their biography if the chance ever arose, the two chose American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis. The title of this biography? Rent in NYC is Expensive. Not sure if the duo would know what they are getting into with this one, considering the author’s work, or maybe it’s a not-so-subtle nod.