Let's Get Ready to Rhumble

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"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"
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Single by PJ & Duncan
from the album Psyche
Released 11 July 1994
Format
Recorded 1994
Genre
Length 4:00
Label Sony BMG
Songwriter(s)
  • Nicky Graham
  • Deni Lew
  • Mike Olton
Producer(s) Nicky Graham
PJ & Duncan singles chronology
"Why Me?"
(1994)
"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"
(1994)
"If I Give You My Number"
(1994)
"Why Me?"
(1994)
"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"
(1994)
"If I Give You My Number"
(1994)

"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" is a 1994 song by British duo Ant & Dec, who at the time were known as PJ & Duncan. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 11 July 1994 as the third single from their debut studio album Psyche. The song was written by Nicky Graham, Deni Lew and Mike Olton, and produced by Nicky Graham. It peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994, and was later #1 almost two decades after its original chart appearance. The song includes a repeatedly-used sample of Michael Buffer saying his trademark catchphrase.

The single was re-released in March 2013, with royalties from sales donated to the charity ChildLine. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of new release, becoming their first ever single to reach that spot. The song was performed on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. The single was re-released in February 2014.

To celebrate Bradford City A.F.C. reaching the 2013 Football League Cup Final, Bantams Banter released a song and video entitled 'Let's get ready for Wembley', which was their own take on "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble".[1]

The song also featured twice in the 2015 BBC Two comedy-drama A Gert Lush Christmas. First in the scene Dan (Russell Howard) and Lisa (Hannah Britland) are singing and dancing to it playing on their car's radio while driving from London to Bristol to meet Dan's family and the second time later in the film when Dan hears it on the radio in his family's house.

Live performances[edit]

"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" was performed on BBC One's Top of the Pops and regularly featured on the ITV Saturday morning show Gimme 5 at the time of release.

Ant & Dec celebrated the 100th episode of CD:UK in 2000 by performing the song once again, years after retiring from the music industry, after a viewer vote where 83% requested it. In March 2013, Ant & Dec performed the song as the closing act for the "End of the Show-Show" segment of their ITV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway at the end of a series of performances by The Big Reunion special invitees. In the segment, Blue, Atomic Kitten and Five also performed.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1 (CDANT1)
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)" 4:00
2. "Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 1" 4:22
3. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (Housey Housey Mix)" 4:26
CD 2 (CDDEC1)
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)" 4:00
2. "Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 2" 5:43
3. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (Klassy Dub Mix)" 5:44
Cassette 1 (MCANT1)
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)" 4:00
2. "Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 1" 4:22
Cassette 2 (MCDEC1)
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)" 4:00
2. "Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 2" 5:43
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)" 4:00
No. Title Length
1. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" 4:00
2. "Why Me If Justfield" 5:00
3. "Tonight I'm Free" 6:00
4. "If I Give You My Number" 7:00
5. "All We Wanna Do We Rap" 8:00
6. "The Ballad of Bullseye" 9:00
7. "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble - Karaoke Version" 1:00

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals – PJ & Duncan/Ant & Dec
  • Producers – Nicky Graham
  • Lyrics – Nicky Graham, Deni Lew, Mike Olton
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Max Headroom Ft MXHM

Chart performance[edit]

On 23 July 1994, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 18, it climbed seven places to number 11 in its second week and climbed to number 9 in its third week. After Ant & Dec performed the song on Saturday Night Takeaway on 23 March 2013, the song topped the UK Singles Chart on 31 March 2013, as predicted after charting at number one in the Midweek Chart Update on 27 March 2013.[2][3][4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 9
Chart (2013) Peak
position
Europe (Euro Digital Songs)[7] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 19
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 126

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 July 1994 CD single, cassette single, digital download Sony BMG

References[edit]