Wonderful Night

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"Wonderful Night"
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Single by Fatboy Slim featuring Lateef
from the album Palookaville
Released November 29, 2004 (2004-11-29)
Format CD
Genre Alternative hip hop, big beat
Length 4:46[1]
Label Skint
Songwriter(s) Norman Cook, Lateef Daumont
Producer(s) Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"Slash Dot Dash"
"Wonderful Night"
"The Joker"

"Slash Dot Dash"
"Wonderful Night"
"The Joker"
Lateef the Truthspeaker singles chronology
"Wonderful Night"
"That Old Pair of Jeans"
Audio sample

"Wonderful Night" is a song by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released as a single from his album Palookaville.[2] It features vocalist Lateef the Truthspeaker, credited monomously as Lateef on the single release.[3] The song is often played at Staples Center immediately after Los Angeles Clippers home wins and at Madison Square Garden during the second half of New York Knicks games. A shortened version of the song also appears on the video game Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2. The song was edited for radio due to the brief coarse language used in the middle of the song.

Critical reception[edit]

The song garnered mostly positive reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of Allmusic felt the song was one of the highlights of the album.[4] Pitchfork's Johnny Loftus called the song's rhythm "concise," also praising Lateef's performance.[5] Rolling Stone's review of "Palookaville" called the song "groovy."[6]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was released; it features tuxedo-clad dancers in and around an old-fashioned casino.[7]

Use in media[edit]

The song featured in the children's films Flushed Away[8] and Robots.[9]

The song was mashed with Here Comes Santa Claus in a J. C. Penney Christmas commercial in 2006.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Wonderful Night (Album Version)"4:49
2."Wonderful Night (Trash Remix)"4:48
3."Wonderful Night (Wonderful Nightclub Remix)"6:36
4."Wonderful Night (Chief Xcel World Wide Remix)"3:48
5."Wonderful Night" (video) 


Chart (2004) Peak
UK Singles Chart[11] 51

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ""Wonderful Night" single overview". Discogs. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wonderful Night overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wonderful Night overview". WhoSampled. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Palookaville review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Fatboy Slim Palookaville review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Sinagra, Laura. "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Music video". YouTube. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Flushed Away soundtrack track list". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Robots soundtrack track list". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izfY5BP2wTU
  11. ^ "Wonderful Night chart history". Official Charts. Retrieved 23 October 2016.