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Thursday, 19 November 2015

TOP FIVE TRACKS || FAT BOY SLIM


FAT BOY SLIM


In preparation for his upcoming set at Tobacco Dock, London on the 2nd January 2016 for Smile High Club, we have decided to give you our top 5 Fat Boy Slim songs. These songs are film soundtrack classics, wacky video wonderfulness and are some of the most memorable tracks ever.


FAT BOY SLIM - 'Right Here, Right Now'
From 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby'

No doubt you have heard this song before. This may be Fat Boy Slim's most recognisable song as it has been featured in numerous films such as, Driven (2001), The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Crank (2006) and even used as entry songs for Manchester City and Arsenal before their matches. This song has very few lyrics and focuses on the background music which is completely iconic to Fat Boy Slim's own genre of music.



FAT BOY SLIM - 'Praise You'
From 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby'

This song is a definite Fat Boy Slim favourite. This UK #1 track you'll recognise from films such as, Cruel Intentions (1999) and Love & Other Drugs (2010). The video for this song, which was improvised, won 3 huge awards at the 1999 MTV Video Music awards, Breakthrough video, Best Choreography and Best Direction causing this song to be named as one of Fat Boy Slim's best.



FAT BOY SLIM - 'Rockafeller Skank'From 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby'

This song is another famous film classic, featuring famously in American Pie (1999). This song has hardly any lyrics in it, similar to Right Here, Right Now. Whenever you hear this song you can't help but sing along and even after hearing it a hundreds of times, it still never stops you screaming the words. To most of you who think this song is called 'Funk Soul Brother', IT IS NOT but, it is a tune.



FAT BOY SLIM - 'YA MAMA'
From 'Halfway Between The Gutter and The Stars'

This song was released as a joint single with other song, 'Song For Shelter'. This song, as well as most Fat Boy Slim songs, isn't heavenly lyrical and has a continuous, addictive guitar riff throughout. It sounds like a movie soundtrack song which is why it suited the film, Charlie's Angels (2000), which it featured in. A classic Fat Boy Slim song.


FAT BOY SLIM - 'Weapon Of Choice'
From 'Halfway Between The Gutter and The Stars'

Although this song is mainly known for it's music video (it won a Grammy award for Best Short Form Video in 2002 and multiple awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001), it is still a well known song in itself. The catchy riffs throughout do overshadow the vocals (yes, there's actually vocals and lyrics in this one!), the song is still one of our favourites and an overall memorable track for Fat Boy Slim, especially as he got Christopher Walken to star in the video.



And here are some that just missed the top five...

FAT BOY SLIM - 'Gangster Trippin'



FAT BOY SLIM, Riva Starr & Beardyman (Calvin Harris Remix) - 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat'





FAT BOY SLIM - 'Song For Lindy'


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