THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
925-Prodigy-No Good (Start the Dance.)
1994-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 0.33.Well I suppose if you are one of the main innovators of new musical genres that are embraced by millions, then you are quite entitled to call yourselves, ‘Prodigy.’
The Prodigy were formed in Braintree, Essex, England in 1990, through a chance encounter the previous year, when Keith Flint (1969-2019) met Liam Howlett, at a ‘Rave’ that Howlett was DJing. Flint was so impressed with Howlett’s performance, and after requesting, and receiving a ‘mixtape’ from Howlett, on a cassette, they decided to get together and form the band along with Flint’s friend, the keyboardist, and dancer Leeroy Thornhill, and the vocalist Maxim Reality. The original first lineup was completed by the female dancer, and vocalist Sharky.
The Prodigy (see also best songs 151) have gone on to sell in excess of 25 million records worldwide, and along with the Chemical Brothers, and Fatboy Slim, are credited as pioneers of the ‘Breakbeat’ influenced genre ‘Big Beat,’ pushing forward the development of ‘Electronic Dance Music.’
‘No Good (Start the Dance’) was written and produced by Liam Howlett, and was taken from the bands second studio Album,’Music for the Jilted Generation.’ The songs lyrics are sampled from the dance track, ‘Your No Good To Me,’ by Kelly Charles.
‘You’re no good for me,I don’t need nobody, don’t need no one, that’s no good for me.’