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"Right Here, Right Now"
Single by Fatboy Slim
from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Released 19 April 1999 (1999-04-19)
Format CD
Genre Big beat
Length 6:27
Label Skint
Producer Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"Praise You"
"Right Here, Right Now"
"Build It Up - Tear It Down"

"Right Here, Right Now" is a 1999 single by Fatboy Slim. The song reached #2 on the UK charts. It was released on the studio album You've Come a Long Way, Baby and the compilation album The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder.

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 from the film Strange Days at the 1:39:08 mark.


Track listing

UK 12" (SKINT 46) and CD (SKINT 46CD)

  1. "Right Here, Right Now"
  2. "Don't Forget Your Teeth"
  3. "Praise You" (original version)

Music video

The music video of the single 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 visible evolving until it arrives at the top as a chimp-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 orang-utan. 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 much faster and puts on some trousers and a shirt. When fully clothed, it turns into a modern human with a beard. The man walks through a city environment and eats some food (taken from a cardboard cutout of Fatboy Slim himself), at which point he loses the beard and turns into the obese person from the cover of You've Come a Long Way, Baby. He finally sits down on a bench at night, at which point the video ends.


The Pittsburgh Steelers used the song when the AFC Champions were introduced prior to the kickoffs of both Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII.

It was also used extensively during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007.

Was mashed up with the One Phat Deeva song "In And Out Of My Life".

It was featured in the Veronica Mars season 3 episode, Spit&Eggs.

The song was also used in the film Big Fat Liar.

Used in the trailer of The Virgin Suicides

Featured in 2001 as the soundtrack for the New York Stock Exchange and the ad campaign [1]publicizing improved automation. The song was considered a departure from the NYSE's stodgy reputation and was chosen for this very reason to declare itself as a worthy competitor to the still booming and historically automated NASDAQ.

Used in the trailer of Crank

It was also in a scene from the 2000 film The Skulls, that starred Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker.

It is sometimes used as backing music for spoken works, such as behind news bulletins on the Australian Radio Broadcaster Nova

It was used in several episodes of the first season of Third Watch.

The song is played at City of Manchester Stadium before match kickoffs, when Manchester City FC players run onto the field.

The first half of the song and its accompanying evolution-themed video were played as the introduction to the talk by Richard Dawkins at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.


Chart (1999) Peak
UK Singles Chart 2


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