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Right Here, Right Now (Jesus Jones song)

"Right Here, Right Now" is a song by British alternative dance band Jesus Jones from the album, Doubt. It was released as the album's second single in September 1990 (approximately four months before the release of Doubt). Despite spending only nine nonconsecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 31, it became a top ten hit in the United States; it topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1991, only behind "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams.[2]

"Right Here, Right Now"
Jesus Jones - Right Here Right Now single cover.jpg
Single by Jesus Jones
from the album Doubt
Released11 September 1990
Formatvinyl record (7"/12"), cassette, CD
RecordedMay 1990
GenreAlternative rock, alternative dance
LabelFood, EMI, SBK Records, RT Industries (current)
Songwriter(s)Mike Edwards
Producer(s)Martyn Phillips[1]
Jesus Jones singles chronology
"Real Real Real"
"Right Here, Right Now"
"International Bright Young Thing"

The single sold over 1 million copies, won a BMI award, and was the song most performed on college radio in 1991.[3]



The song was inspired by events in Europe of the late 1980s, particularly Perestroika in the Soviet Union;[4][5] Mike Edwards has since noted some of the lyrics were influenced by the band's experiences playing in Romania in February 1990 right after the overthrow of Ceauşescu.[6] The official video for the song shows the band performing on stage mixed with various images from contemporary political events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, and brief snippets of news footage of the collapse of the Soviet Union and speeches by American and Soviet leaders.[7]


Release historyEdit

Country Release date
United Kingdom 11 September 1990 (1990-09-11)
Worldwide 2 July 1991 (1991-07-02)


In popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Martyn Phillips". Martyn Phillips. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hot 100 - The Week of July 27, 1991". Billboard. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Jesus Jones Archive
  5. ^ Sydney Morning Herald
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now (Official Video)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  8. ^ " – Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1552." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  10. ^ " – Jesus Jones Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ " – Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ " – Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ " – Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Jesus Jones Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Jesus Jones Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Jesus Jones Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Jesus Jones Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  20. ^ "World Cup song fails to strike a chord with online audience". The New Zealand Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2011.

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