THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
760-Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr featuring Beardyman-Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.
2013-Number 3 single.
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Fatboy Slim was born Quentin Leo Cook on 31st July, 1963, in Bromley, London, England (see also best songs 387 and 95.) As Fatboy Slim he has had 12 top 40 singles, when this song reached Number 3 in 2013, it was his first top 40 hit in seven years, and his first top 10 song in 12 years.
‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ was co-written by Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr, and Beardyman, with the former two also producing. Riva Starr was born Stefano Miele in Naples, Italy, in 1974, as well as releasing his own music he also owns the ‘Snatch!’ record label. Beardyman was born Darren Foreman on May 14th, 1982, in Stanmore, North London, England, he is a musician, comedian, and is probably best known for his ‘Beatboxing’ skills, having been UK Beatbox champion in 2006, and 2007.It is said that Beardyman recorded his improvised vocals in one take. The song became a hit after being remixed by Scottish music producer Calvin Harris (see also best songs 652 and 566.)
Fatboy Slim has explained how the song came about,’Me and Riva were out vinyl shopping in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, earlier this year when we met this dude ranting in the street about some three day bender he had been on.’
‘So there was this DJ who was like kicking off. I don’t know what he was doing, but it was sick man, like, he was like, hands in the air.’