The Rockafeller Skank

The Rockafeller Skank (Fatboy Slim)

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"The Rockafeller Skank" is a song by British musician Fatboy Slim. It was a hit single on the 1998 album You've Come a Long Way, Baby.

The single peaked at #6 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1998. The song is one of the most popular tracks on the album, and was the first Fatboy Slim single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #72.

The song features the repeated line "Right about now, the funk soul brother. Check it out now, the funk soul brother" which is a vocal sample of rapper Lord Finesse.

The song features also 4 other samples including a sample of the song "Sliced Tomatoes" by the band Just Brothers (a popular Northern Soul track), Bobby Fuller's "I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)", and a sample of "Beat Girl" by John Barry and his Orchestra. A guitar line from the song "Peter Gunn" by Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy is also sampled.

Fatboy Slim has stated that to clear the samples and release the song he had to release 100% of the track's royalties, 25% to each artist, and so he receives no royalties himself.

It was featured as the intro soundtrack in the computer game FIFA 99. It was also featured in the soundtracks for Digimon: The Movie, She's All That, Bruce...


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