Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones

  • First Appearance: February 9, 1991
  • Weeks on the Chart: 5
  • Album: Doubt
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? Yes.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? Yes.

Jesus Jones is an English band. I did not know this.

Their first track on Doubt is almost punk or thrash. It’s very loud and very fast, and really does not match the rest of the album in any meaningful way.

The next few tracks, leading up to Right Here Right Now better set the tone for what was one of the most ubiquitous songs of 1991. Some twenty-seven years later and that track is still catchy, and the band very much deserved all the money they made from licensing it every chance they got. I’m, in fact, a little surprised that it’s not still used as a “this song is to establish that this movie or TV scene is happening in the early 90s”-song.

After that the album gets a little weird: loud and distorted. It never really feels like a cohesive album, and it’s not a shock that I couldn’t have named another song off of this album if my life depended on it.