Right Here, Right Now (Fatboy Slim song)
|"Right Here, Right Now"|
|Single by Fatboy Slim|
|from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby|
|Released||19 April 1999|
6:27 (album version)|
5:58 (single version)
3:56 (radio edit)
|Songwriter(s)||Norman Cook, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh|
|Fatboy Slim singles chronology|
"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 #2 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 basic string melody of the song was sampled from the James Gang song "Ashes, the Rain & I". The lyrics "right here, right now" are a sample of Angela Bassett's voice saying "This is your life, right here, right now!" from the film Strange Days at the 1:43:21 mark. The album version of Right Here, Right Now ends with a radio talk between Bradley Jay, a DJ of the WBCN radio station of Boston, and a Fatboy Slim fan called Brad.
The music video, created by Hammer & Tongs, shows a depiction of the process of evolution condensed into three and a half minutes. The beginning of the music video is set "350 billion years ago", and starts with a single cell organism in the ocean evolving into a jellyfish, a pufferfish, and then a predatory fish. It manages to eat a smaller fish before leaping up onto dry land. With a dinosaur visible in the background and an insect in front, it stays still for a few seconds before setting off and eating the insect. The land-fish evolves into a small alligator as it enters a forest. It sees a tall tree, which it climbs up. Its hands are visibly evolving until it arrives at the top as a homo erectus-like ape. It jumps from the tree into an icy landscape, enduring a blizzard as it evolves into a larger, gorilla-like ape. At the end of a large cliff, the ape beats its chest as the camera zooms out to show a vast desert. The ape jumps onto the ground, where it has evolved into a primate resembling an orangutan. A large storm blows away much of its hair, turning it into a human (at this point the timer at the bottom right slows dramatically). The human runs faster and puts on some trousers and a T-shirt with the logo "I'm #1 so why try harder". When fully clothed, it turns into a modern human with a beard. The man walks through a city environment and eats a hamburger (taken from a cardboard cutout of Fatboy Slim himself), he pulls off the beard and morphs into the obese character depicted on the cover of the album. He finally sits down on a bench at night, at which point the video ends.
- "Right Here, Right Now"
- "Don't Forget Your Teeth"
- "Praise You" (original version)
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||5|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||37|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||47|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||56|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||25|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||2|
|UK Dance Chart (The Official Charts Company)||38|
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