Alright (Jamiroquai song)

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"Alright"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Travelling Without Moving
B-side Alright (Remix)
Released 28 April 1997 (1997-04-28) (UK)
23 September 1997 (1997-09-23) (US)
Format CD, cassette, 12" single
Recorded February–September 1996
Genre Funk, jazz-funk, R&B, dance
Length 4:25 (Album Version)
3:39 (Radio Edit)
Label Sony Soho Square (UK)
Sony Music (US)
Writer(s) Jay Kay, Toby Smith
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Cosmic Girl"
(1996)
"Alright"
(1997)
"High Times"
(1997)

"Alright" is the third single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's third studio album, Travelling Without Moving. It was released on 28 April 1997 on Sony Soho Square in the United Kingdom and 23 September 1997 on Sony Music in the United States. The song was written by Jay Kay. The song peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart. It is the group's only single to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The group recorded an updated version of the song for their 2006 greatest hits compilation.

The song contains samples from Eddie Harris' "It's All Right Now" and Idris Muhammad's "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This."

The appears in the next gen version of Grand Theft Auto V on the Non-Stop Pop FM station.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD #1 (664235 2)
  1. "Alright" (Radio Edit) – 3:39
  2. "Alright" (Vocal Version) – 6:04
  3. "Alright" (Dub-Vocal) – 5:34
  4. "Alright" (DJ Version Excursion) – 6:47
UK CD #2 (664235 5)
  1. "Alright" (Full Length Version) – 4:23
  2. "Alright" (Tee's In House Mix) – 7:20
  3. "Alright" (Tee's Digital Club) – 7:15
  4. "Alright" (Tee's Radio Jay) – 3:27
US CD single (32K 78703)
  1. "Alright" (Full Length Version) – 4:23
  2. "Alright" (Tee's In House Mix) – 7:20

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Vaughan Arnell,[1] takes place at a luxury party. Jay Kay is filmed singing in an elevator with the rest of Jamiroquai. Then, they perform the song, and at the end of the clip, the crowd were singing the chorus taken live footage from Argentina. The video starts as a sequel of Cosmic Girl, with Jamiroquai appearing in sports cars, and Kay was driving the same Lamborghini while parking it at the entrance of the party.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[2] 38
Finnish Singles Chart[3] 38
German Singles Chart[4] 98
Italian Singles Chart[5] 2
UK Singles Chart[6] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 78
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[8] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[9] 84

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