“Ready or Not” is a song by the American hip-hop group Fugees, from their second studio album, The Score (1996). The song contains a sample of “Boadicea” (1987) by Irish singer Enya, and its chorus is based on “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” by the Delfonics.
“Ready or Not” topped the charts in Iceland and the United Kingdom; in the latter country, “Ready or Not” became the Fugees’ second chart-topping song on the UK Singles Chart, following “Killing Me Softly”. The single has been certified Platinum in the UK and in the United States.
During Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Blender magazine published a list of his top ten favorite songs, and “Ready or Not” topped the list. “Ready or Not” was placed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of the ‘Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll’. The song was used in the first theatrical trailer of the 2015 film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
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