Song Of The Day: Fatboy Slim – “Praise You” (1999)

Happy Birthday to Norman Cook, who was born on this day in 1963 and so turns 54 today. He is a British DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer who is best known by his stage name Fatboy Slim. In the mid 1990s Fatboy Slim took the music world by storm by taking samples of much older music and forging them into new forms that had a little something for everybody. At the heart of it was a new approach to the traditional genesis of Rock music, which always entailed bringing existing musical forms together in new ways. This track from 1999 remains irresistible for music lovers from across the stylistic spectrum, and still one of the funniest videos ever made.


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