That Old Pair of Jeans

Fatboy Slim

About That Old Pair of Jeans

"That Old Pair of Jeans" is a song by English electronic music producer Fatboy Slim, released on 26 June 2006 as a single from his greatest hits album The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder. It features vocals from American rapper Lateef the Truth Speaker.


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Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

All you used to do was put me down
But I found a way to pick myself up off the ground
And all you used to do was criticize me
But now I found the good and I emphasise, ya see

You would always get so sensitive
And try to turn your transgressions into my guiltiness
But now I'm certain of the way I live
And what I'm responsible for in this twisted game

And it's such a shame
That you try to make pain
Another word for my name
Whether giving or receiving
It's one the same
Just one more link
In your long-ass chain
But it's time to break
This frame and my strengthful will
Time to jump off this negative cycle we've built
Gave my heart
But my self-respection you won't steal
Now it's time to let ya know if you can hear me feel me

Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

So I asked my mama for her two cents
And then I asked my little sister and I asked my friend
Then I asked my papa once and I asked him again
Came two little consensus from all them opinions
That life is too short to be unhappy
And since I know what I'm worth there'll be no settling for dirt
Knowing what I deserve is gold
If I want diamonds then I can't settle for coal

Maybe I was just too strong to let go
Maybe I was just too weak to let it show
Maybe I was just too stubborn to say "No"
But whatever the case I can't take it no more

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Sometimes I think maybe we'll patch it all up
Like a favourite pair of jeans that you won't give up on
Or maybe one of these arguments will make up
And start again like when we started this up
Back when everything was fresh
And every moment a blessing
I'd laugh at all of your jokes
You'd listen to my suggestions
One mind, one soul,
With common decimation
Now we can't help but fight over the direction

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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: Kevin Kelly, Labi Siffre, Lateef Kenneth Daumont, Norman Cook

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Unison Rights S.L., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., DUCHAMP, INC

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Release Information
"That Old Pair of Jeans" is a song by British electronic music producer Fatboy Slim from his compilation album "The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder". It was released as a single on 26 June 2006.
Chart Performance
Although it was not as successful as some of his other hits, the song still reached number 31 on the UK Singles Chart and number 38 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.
The song features vocals from Lateef the Truthspeaker, an American hip hop singer from California, adding a unique blend of electronic and hip hop elements to the track.
Video Details
The official music video for "That Old Pair of Jeans" is quite interesting. It features Chris Bliss, a professional juggler, providing a dazzling juggling performance in sync with the song.
Album Success
"The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder" which includes "That Old Pair of Jeans", peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Music Style
Like many other Fatboy Slim hits, "That Old Pair of Jeans" incorporates elements of big beat, funk, and electronic music, creating a catchy, vibrant, and energetic sound.
The lyrics of "That Old Pair of Jeans" tell a story about moving on from things that no longer serve us, characterized by the recurring phrase "All you used to fit me like that old pair of jeans".
Despite not breaking the top 30 in the UK Singles Chart, the song received mostly positive reviews from critics, particularly for its upbeat rhythm, powerful vocals, and memorable lyrics.
Other Versions
As part of the single release, several remixes of "That Old Pair of Jeans" were also available, including versions by Hervé and Stanton Warriors.
Live Performances
Although Fatboy Slim is a DJ rather than a tour artist, "That Old Pair of Jeans" has been regularly included in his live sets due to its energetic sound and positive reception.

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