Right Here, Right Now

Fatboy Slim

About Right Here, Right Now

"Right Here, Right Now" is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released on 19 April 1999 as the fourth single from his second studio album You've Come a Long Way, Baby. The song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, behind Westlife's single "Swear It Again" for one week. It was voted by Mixmag readers as the tenth-greatest dance record of all time. The song has been remade by a British DJ and record producer, ATFC, with collaboration with OnePhatDeeva in a hit-single that reached up to number 11 in the UK Singles Chart, "In and Out of my Life" with additional vocals by Adeva.  


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2006
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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: Dale Peters, Joseph Fidler Walsh, Norman Cook

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13 facts about this song

Song Composition
"Right Here, Right Now" incorporates sample clips from the film "Strange Days," with the lyrics coming from the character Mace, played by Angela Bassett.
Chart Performance
Released in April 1999, the song reached the second position on the UK Singles Chart making it one of Fatboy Slim’s most successful single releases.
Music Video History
The animated music video, illustrating the theory of evolution, bagged the award for 'Best Dance Video' at the MTV Video Music awards in 1999.
Album Inclusion
"Right Here, Right Now" is included in Fatboy Slim's second studio album, 'You've Come a Long Way, Baby', which was a huge commercial success.
Cultural Impact
The song has been used extensively for various media, including films, video games, and advertisements. Notable examples include the film 'The Skulls' and the Nissan car company using it for their advertisements.
Cover Versions
In 2012, the British singer-songwriter SYKES released a cover version of the song, which was widely appreciated.
Live Performances
The song was performed live by Fatboy Slim at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London.
Lyrics
Interestingly, the song only has six words: "Right here, right now, right here, right now."
Song Meaning
The song is widely interpreted as a commentary on seizing the moment, wanting to live in the present, and enjoying life while one can.
Genre
"Right Here, Right Now" is classified as a big beat genre song, a signature style of Fatboy Slim.
Recognition
Mixmag, a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine, ranked "Right Here, Right Now" as the tenth-greatest dance record of all time in 2013.
Remixes
Numerous remixes of the song have been released over the years, including by artists such as Friction, CamelPhat, and Abel Ramos.
Legacy
With over two decades since its release, "Right Here, Right Now" still remains one of Fatboy Slim's most celebrated tracks, largely recognized as a 90's anthem.

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