Let's Get Ready to Rhumble

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"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"
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Single by PJ & Duncan
from the album Psyche
Released11 July 1994
Recorded1994
Genre
Length4:00
Label Telstar
Songwriter(s)
  • Nicky Graham
  • Deni Lew
  • Mike Olton
Producer(s) Nicky Graham
PJ & Duncan singles chronology
"Why Me?"
(1994)
"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"
(1994)
"If I Give You My Number"
(1994)

"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" is a 1994 song by PJ & Duncan AKA, the performing name used by British duo Ant & Dec at the time. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 11 July 1994 as the third single from their debut studio album Psyche . The song was written by Nicky Graham, Deni Lew and Mike Olton, and produced by Nicky Graham. It peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994, and was later #1 almost two decades after its original chart appearance. The song includes a repeatedly-used sample of Michael Buffer saying his trademark catchphrase.

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The single was re-released in March 2013, with royalties from sales donated to the charity ChildLine. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of new release, becoming their first ever single to reach that spot and gave DMG TV's Edsel label a number one. [1] The song was performed on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway . The single was re-released in February 2014.

Live performances

"Let's Get Ready to Rhumble" was performed on BBC One's Top of the Pops and regularly featured on the ITV Saturday morning show Gimme 5 at the time of release.

Ant & Dec celebrated the 100th episode of CD:UK in 2000 by performing the song once again, years after retiring from the music industry, after a viewer vote where 83% requested it. In March 2013, Ant & Dec performed the song as the closing act for the "End of the Show-Show" segment of their ITV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway at the end of a series of performances by The Big Reunion special invitees. In the segment, Blue, Atomic Kitten and Five also performed.

Track listing

CD 1 (CDANT1)
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)"4:00
2."Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 1"4:22
3."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (Housey Housey Mix)"4:26
CD 2 (CDDEC1)
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)"4:00
2."Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 2"5:43
3."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (Klassy Dub Mix)"5:44
Cassette 1 (MCANT1)
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)"4:00
2."Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 1"4:22
Cassette 2 (MCDEC1)
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)"4:00
2."Exclusive: The PJ & Duncan Show - Part 2"5:43
Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (100% Radio Mix)"4:00
No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"4:00
2."Why Me If Justfield"5:00
3."Tonight I'm Free"6:00
4."If I Give You My Number"7:00
5."All We Wanna Do We Rap"8:00
6."The Ballad of Bullseye"9:00
7."Let's Get Ready to Rhumble - Karaoke Version"1:00

Credits and personnel

Chart performance

On 23 July 1994, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 18, it climbed seven places to number 11 in its second week and climbed to number 9 in its third week. After Ant & Dec performed the song on Saturday Night Takeaway on 23 March 2013, the song topped the UK Singles Chart on 31 March 2013, as predicted after charting at number one in the Midweek Chart Update on 27 March 2013. [2] [3]

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (1994)Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA) [4] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [5] 9
Chart (2013)Peak
position
Euro Digital Song Sales ( Billboard ) [6] 4
Ireland (IRMA) [7] 19
Scotland (OCC) [8] 3
UK Singles (OCC) [9] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2013)Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [10] 126

Release history

RegionDateFormatLabel
United Kingdom11 July 1994 CD single, cassette single, digital download Telstar

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