“Praise You” by Fatboy Slim

Although on the surface the title of this song reads like it may be religious in nature, such is not the case. Rather, the lyrics come off as if the vocalist is instead ‘praising’ a lover. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Fatboy Slim's Praise You at Lyrics.org.

Or as more explicitly stated, the addressee is someone whom he has been “through the hard times and the good” with. Moreover, they have apparently been together for “a long, long” time or if not have still shared some profound, progressive experiences. 

So the implication is that the singer would not have made it this far in life without the support of this individual. Or if nothing else the addressee has been of great assistance, beyond the realm of standard romance or friendship. And that is why the vocalist is compelled to “celebrate” and “praise” this person.

Lyrics to "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim

“Praise You” Facts

Artist(s): Fatboy Slim
Album/EP: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” 

Credits and Release Date

“Praise You” was the 3rd single from Fatboy’s studio project by the title “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”. It officially came out as such on January 4th, 1999.

In regards to the song’s composition, this was done by Slim and Camille Yarbrough. Slim also produced the song himself.

Honors of “Praise You”

In the year 2000, the song was nominated for the award, “Best Dance Recording”. The award was eventually won by Cher’s “Believe”. The following songs were also nominated for that award:

Chart Performance

  • US – 36
  • UK – 1
  • Scotland – 1
  • Ireland – 6
  • Iceland – 1
  • Hungary – 10
  • Canada – 4
  • Belgium – 2


  • The Belligerents – 2015
  • Hannah Grace – 2018

Movie Appearance

“Praise You” was a soundtrack to “Cruel Intentions”, a 1999 romantic teen drama directed by Roger Kumble.

Praise You

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” 

Renowned UK musician Fatboy Slim released Praise You as the third single from You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, his second studio album. 

The album was a project of British producer Norman Cook and was released in the UK on October 19, 1998, through Skint Records. Cook worked on the recording and producing at a studio in his residence in Brighton. He did the work using just an Atari ST computer with creator software and floppy disks on which he recorded beats.

You’ve Come a Long Way provided a global breakthrough for Cook and other musicians on the album like Fatboy Slim, Winifred Terry, and Sam Brox. It topped the New Zealand Albums (RMNZ), Scottish Albums (OCC), UK Albums Chart and peaked at number 34 on Billboard’s 200 charts.

In addition, singles from the album, Right Here, Right Now, Praise You, and Gangster Tripping ranked in the top ten of the UK’s Singles Chart. 

The album was honored with an award at the 1999 Brit Award. It received multiple platinum certifications from the United Kingdom (BPI), USA (RIAA), Australia (ARIA), and New Zealand (RMNZ). In addition, it also received gold certification in the following countries, Japan (RIAJ), Netherlands (NVPI), and Switzerland (IFP). It has recorded over five million in sales since its first release in the UK.

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