THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
95-Fatboy Slim-Rockafella Skank.
1998-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 2.00.’My favourite artist right now is Fatboy Slim,that guy kicks ass.How tremendous is Fatboy Slim? The band of the nineties,if you wanna call it a band,because it’s a one man name.Wow,Fatboy,and you wanna hear that new Fatboy song?Absolutely! Which one? The huh…it’s funk soul brother,check it out.’
‘Rockafella Skank’ features a total of five different samples,in order to get clearance so he could release the song he had to pay 100% of the tracks royalties.The ‘Right about now,the funk soul brother,’is a vocal sample from the 1990’s Hip-Hop song ‘Vinyl Dog Vibe’ by Lord Finesse.The songs other main sample is the the 1972 Northern Soul hit ‘Sliced Tomatoes’ from the Just Brothers.The other samples are ‘I Fought the Law’ by The Bobby Fuller Four,’Beat Girl from John Barry and ‘Peter Gunn’ from the Art of Noise.’
Fatboy Slim was born Quentin Leo Cook,31 July,1963 in Bromley,Greater London(see also best songs 760 and 387.) He holds the record for most top 40 hits under different names,which include The Housemartins,Beats International,Freak Power,Pizzaman and of course Fatboy Slim.
In the 1980’s he encouraged the youth of Brighton to get involved with music,which to this day is still having a positive effect.This was acknowledged with a star on the city of Brighton’s Walk of Fame,it sits next to the one of Winston Churchill.
‘Right about now the funk soul brother,check it out now the funk soul brother.’
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