Right Here, Right Now (Jesus Jones song)

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"Right Here, Right Now"
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now single cover.jpg
Single by Jesus Jones
from the album Doubt
Released 11 September 1990
Format vinyl record (7"/12"), cassette, CD
Recorded May 1990
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance
Length 3:09
Label Food, EMI (UK)
SBK Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Mike Edwards
Producer(s) Martyn Phillips
Jesus Jones singles chronology
"Real Real Real"
"Right Here, Right Now"
"International Bright Young Thing"
"Real Real Real"
"Right Here, Right Now"
"International Bright Young Thing"

"Right Here, Right Now" is a song by British alternative dance band Jesus Jones from the album, Doubt. It was released as the album's second single in September 1990 (approximately four months before the release of Doubt). Despite spending only 9 non-consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 31,[1] it became a top ten hit in the United States; it topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1991, only behind "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" by Bryan Adams.[2]

The single sold over 1 million copies, won a BMI award, and was the song most performed on college radio on 1991. [3]


The song was inspired by events in Europe of the late 1980s, particularly Perestroika in Russia;[4][5] Mike Edwards has since noted some of the lyrics were influenced by the band's experiences playing in Romania in February 1990 right after the overthrow of Ceauşescu.[6] The official video for the song shows the band performing on stage mixed with various images from contemporary political events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, and brief snippets of news footage of the collapse of the Soviet Union and speeches by American and Russian leaders.[7]


Release history[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom 11 September 1990 (1990-09-11)
Worldwide 2 July 1991 (1991-07-02)


Chart (1990–91) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 35
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 84
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 61
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 14
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 31
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Billboard Alternative Songs 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 29
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 17

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