Ready or Not

Ready or Not by Fugees was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, September 21, 1996 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The title and chorus are based on the 1968 song "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)" by The Delfonics. Lauryn Hill was steeped in soul music, which made it a great fit for her. The underlying groove is a sample of the 1987 Enya song "Song of Boadicea." The Fugees did this without her permission, and Enya came after them hard, earning substantial royalties from the song. The song went to #1 in the UK, but in America it wasn't released as a single in order to spur sales of the album. This tactic worked, as The Score sold over 6 million albums in that country.

Ready or Not FAQs

Who sang Ready or Not?

Ready or Not was performed by Fugees

What year did Ready or Not get to the UK number 1 spot?

Ready or Not first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, September 21, 1996

How long was Ready or Not at number 1 in the UK?

Ready or Not spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.