Praise You

Fatboy Slim

About Praise You

"Praise You" is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim. It was released as the third single from his second studio album, You've Come a Long Way, Baby, in 1999. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and in Iceland, number four in Canada, number six in the Republic of Ireland and number 36 in the United States. As of 1999 it has sold over 150,000 units in United States.


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We've come a long long way together, 
Through the hard times and the good.
I have to celebrate you baby, 

I have to praise you like I should

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Fatboy Slim

Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook; 31 July 1963), also known as Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, and record producer. His records helped to popularise the big beat genre in the 1990s. In the 1980s, Cook was the bassist for the Hull-based indie rock band the Housemartins, who achieved a UK number-one single with their a cappella cover of "Caravan of Love". After the Housemartins split, Cook formed the electronic band Beats International in Brighton, who produced the number-one single "Dub Be Good to Me". Cook joined acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz to moderate success. In 1996, Cook adopted the name Fatboy Slim and released Better Living Through Chemistry to critical acclaim. Follow-up albums You've Come a Long Way… more »

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Written by: Camille D. Yarbrough, Norman Cook

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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15 facts about this song

Song Title and Artist
"Praise You" is a track by British electronic musician Fatboy Slim.
Chart Success
The song was a hit in several countries and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in January 1999.
International Recognition
In the United States, "Praise You" reached number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, flagging its global acceptance.
"Praise You" is from Fatboy Slim's second studio album, "You've Come a Long Way, Baby."
Release Date
The song was released as a single on 4th January 1999.
One of the significant aspects of "Praise You" is its sample use. The primary vocal sample comes from Camille Yarbrough's "Take Yo' Praise."
Critic Reviews
Critics have praised the song's catchy beat and unique video, which garnered significant attention.
Grammy Award
"Praise You" won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2001.
Video Director
The song's famous music video was directed by Spike Jonze, who also appears in it.
Music Video
In the video, Jonze and a 'community dance group' perform an improvised dance routine in front of a movie theater to bemused onlookers.
Movie Feature
The song was featured in films such as "Cruel Intentions" and "Peter Rabbit."
There have been several remix versions of "Praise You," making it a versatile track adapted for multiple audience preferences.
"Praise You" falls in the genre of big beat, a style of electronic music that gained mainstream popularity in the 1990s.
Iconic Line
One of the most memorable parts of the song is the repeated line "I have to praise you like I should," which essentially forms the song's chorus.
Enduring Popularity
Despite being over two decades old, "Praise You" remains one of Fatboy Slim's most enduring and popular songs.

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