Southern Sun/Ready Steady Go

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""Southern Sun" / "Ready Steady Go""
Southern Sun, Ready Steady Go cover.jpg
Single by Oakenfold
from the album Bunkka
Released May 20, 2002
Format CD
Genre Electronica, trance (SS)
Electronica, big beat, drum and bass, electronic rock (RSG)
Length 6:57 + 4:12
Label Perfecto Records, Maverick
Writer(s) Paul Oakenfold
Producer(s) Paul Oakenfold
Oakenfold singles chronology
"Planet Rock"
"Southern Sun/Ready Steady Go"
"Starry Eyed Surprise"

"Southern Sun/Ready Steady Go" is a double single produced by Paul Oakenfold and released in May 20, 2002. Both songs also appeared on Oakenfold's album Bunkka, which was released the following month. Southern Sun features vocals by Carla Werner. Remixes by DJ Tiësto appear on the single release and on Tiësto's album In Search of Sunrise 3: Panama of the same year. The original version and various remixes have been included on over 70 compilation albums.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song "Southern Sun" was promoted with a video that tells the story of a fashion model. The model faints during an outdoor photo session, then walks away from the session into a forest. There she recovers her lost youth and then travels into outer space in a scene reminiscent of the Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Ready Steady Go has been licensed in a number of other media, including video games, TV series and high-profile movies. The track was used in the video games Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003, DDR Ultramix, NFL Blitz Pro and Juiced. It also appears in the films Stormbreaker, The Bourne Identity and notably in a pivotal nightclub scene in Collateral.


Chart (2002) Peak
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[2] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 16
US Hot Dance Club Songs 9