Fix Up, Look Sharp

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"Fix Up, Look Sharp"
Single by Dizzee Rascal
from the album Boy in da Corner
Released 18 August 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Length 3:44
Label XL Records
Writer(s) B. Squire, D. Mills, N. Detnon [sic]
Producer(s) Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal singles chronology
"I Luv U"
"Fix Up, Look Sharp"
"Jus' a Rascal"

"Fix Up, Look Sharp" is the second single by British rapper Dizzee Rascal and second from his debut album Boy in da Corner. The single became his second top forty hit and his first to peak inside the top twenty. "Fix Up, Look Sharp" peaked at number seventeen and spent three weeks inside the top forty.

The song heavily samples the main beat and vocals from "The Big Beat" by rock musician Billy Squier. The song is sampled in Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip's song "Fixed". This song was remixed by Ratatat and was featured on their Ratatat Remixes Vol. 1 mixtape.

It was featured in the hit documentary Rize and on an episode of Skins along with the song "Jus' a Rascal". The song also features briefly in an episode of Smallville. The song is also featured in the video game "DJ Hero" in multiple remixes.[1] The song also featured on the UK version of Def Jam Rapstar. In 2012 the track also featured briefly in the animated film ParaNorman.

In October 2011, NME placed it at number 25 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years" [2] and in 2012 was also named by NME as the 9th best song of the past 60 years.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fix Up, Look Sharp" (clean radio edit)
  2. "Stop Dat"
  3. "I Luv U" (video)


Chart (2003) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 17


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