Right Now (Atomic Kitten song)

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"Right Now"
Atomic Kitten Right Now single cover.jpg
Single by Atomic Kitten
from the album Right Now
B-side "Something Spooky"
Released 29 November 1999
Format CD single
Recorded Motor Museum Studios
Genre Pop rock, disco, power pop, bubblegum pop
Length 3:35
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
Producer(s) Engine
Atomic Kitten singles chronology
"Right Now"
(1999)
"See Ya"
(2000)
Alternative cover
CD2 cover

"Right Now" is the debut single by English girl group Atomic Kitten, from their debut album of the same name (2000). Katona's version appears on the original version of the Right Now album although the version featuring Frost overdubbing the solo part by Katona appears on the 2001 re-release. The 2004 Greatest Hits album featured a new re-recorded version titled "Right Now 2004", which proved a greater international chart success.

The song was written by Atomic Kitten founder Andy McCluskey, and Stuart Kershaw – both erstwhile members of electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).

"Right Now 2004" features in the American film Aquamarine.[1]

Music video[edit]

There are two different videos to accompany the song: one for the original 1999 single release, which opens with workmen assembling the tiled dancefloor inside the studio. It shows all the girls walking through Liverpool wearing wet and shiny jackets, in a baker's shop, down in a lift in a department store, getting in a car, and on an open top double decker bus. This video includes the shots of Natasha, Liz and Kerry in 3 tunnels at a time (red and blue). During the first chorus, the Kittens and dancers dance on the multi-coloured tiled dancefloor with holes to the tunnels, with radio speakers at the side, and a green ramp.

The video accompanying the 2004 rerecording shows Natasha, Liz and Jenny rehearsing and performing a concert, intercut with backstage footage and glimpses of press conferences, holidays and television appearances.

Personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Right Now" (radio edit) – 3:28
  2. "Right Now" (Solomon Pop Mix) – 5:50
  3. "Right Now" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Radio Edit) – 3:32
  4. "Right Now" (Video) – 3:37

UK CD2

  1. "Right Now" (radio edit) – 3:28
  2. "Something Spooky" (Theme to BBC's Belfry Witches) – 2:40
  3. "Right Now" (original demo) – 3:36

UK Cassette

  1. "Right Now" (radio edit)
  2. "Something Spooky" (Theme to BBC's "Belfry Witches")
  3. Exclusive interview

Official versions[edit]

  • "Right Now" (radio edit) – 3:30
  • "Right Now (album version) – 3:38
  • "Right Now (2001 album version) – 3:38
  • "Right Now (2004 single version) – 3:46
  • "Right Now (original demo) – 3:36
  • "Right Now (Katapella Vocal Mix) – 3:06
  • "Right Now (K-Klass Phazerphunk Radio Edit) – 3:32
  • "Right Now" (K-Klass Phazerphunk Club Mix) – 7:21
  • "Right Now" (Solomon Pop Mix) – 5:53
  • "Right Now" (Solomon Loco Mix) – 5:39
  • "Right Now" (Dance☆Man Remix with the Bandman) (Radio Edit) – 3:53
  • "Right Now" (Dance☆Man Remix with the Bandman) (Master Mix) – 4:11
  • "Right Now" (Dance☆Man Remix with the Bandman) (Long Version) – 6:09
  • "Right Now" (M*A*S*H Radio Mix) – 3:39
  • "Right Now" (M*A*S*H Anthem Mix) – 7:23
  • "Right Now" (2004 Love to Infinity Radio Edit) – 3:43
  • "Right Now" (2004 Love to Infinity Deep Club Mix) – 7:41
  • "Right Now" (2004 Love to Infinity Aphrodisiac Mix) – 7:45

Chart performance[edit]

The single was released in November 1999. "Right Now" stayed in the British charts for 11 weeks,[2] and subsequently sold 122,539 copies, becoming their sixth-best selling single in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

In Belgium, the song was a success, reaching the top 20 and peaking at 17. It secured a place in the charts for 8 weeks.[3]

In Oceania, the song was not as successful, peaking at 40 in New Zealand,[4] and 46 in Australia.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 46
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 10

2004 version[edit]

In 2004, as Atomic Kitten decided to take a break, they released one more single to say goodbye. It was the double-A side "Someone like Me/Right Now 2004".

Song information[edit]

The 2004 version of "Right Now" was the only exclusive track available on the group's 2004 Greatest Hits album. "Someone like Me" is featured on the Ladies Night album. The 2004 version was more in the vein of early 2000s dance songs while the original was a 1990s disco pop song.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Someone like Me" (radio edit)
  2. "Right Now 2004"
UK CD2
  1. "Right Now 2004"
  2. "Someone like Me" (radio edit)
  3. "Wild"
  4. "Right Now 2004" (CD-ROM video)

Chart performance[edit]

"Someone like Me/Right Now 2004" achieved a better position in the UK Singles Chart than the original release of "Right Now", peaking at number 8.[6] However, it did not sell as many copies, managing to sell 50,000 copies in the UK compared to the original release's 120,000.[citation needed]

The song reached the top 20 in Ireland.[7] In the rest of Europe, the song failed to reach the top 40, which is thought to be due to low promotion. It was their lowest charting single in Germany, only managing a peak of number 67,[8] and also in Switzerland, peaking at number 42.[9] In the Netherlands, it was their second lowest charting single, just behind "Love Doesn't Have to Hurt".[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 67
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 40
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 52
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 42
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 8

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