Praise You (3:47)

Cover of The Greatest Hits ~ Why Try Ha

From The Greatest Hits ~ Why Try Ha and 168 other releases

“Praise You” is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim from his second studio album You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby. The track was released as the third single from the album in 1999. It reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom in January 1999 and No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States on 11 May 1999. It also reached No. 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks. In 2006, “Praise You” was included on the Fatboy Slim compilation album The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder.

The song provided accompaniment to scenes in several movies and TV series, such as Cruel Intentions (and is also included on the soundtrack), Sex and the City (episode 29, “Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women”), Daria (fifth episode of season three, “Daria Dance Party”), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (series 3, episode 20, “The Prom”).

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The song features a prominent vocal sample from the opening of “Take Yo’ Praise” by Camille Yarbrough, as well as a prominent piano sample from the track “Balance and Rehearsal” from a test LP entitled Sessions released by audio electronics company JBL. The song also features a guitar sample from the opening of “It’s a Small World” from the LP Mickey Mouse Disco, and the song’s bridge also subtly samples the theme from the cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.


Released 4 January 1999 (1999-01-04) (UK)
16 February 1999 (1999-02-16) (US)
Recorded 1998
Genre Big beat, alternative rock
Length 5:23 (Album Version)
3:24 (Radio Edit)

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