"Ready to Go" is a 90s dance-rock anthem about feeling empowered and ready to take on the world.

When it comes to high-energy, infectious anthems, “Ready to Go” by Republica undoubtedly stands out. Released in 1996, this iconic song has become a timeless representation of the ’90s alternative dance-rock sound. Led by the charismatic vocals of Saffron, Republica delivers a powerful and electrifying performance that ignites a sense of empowerment within its listeners.

“Ready to Go” is an invigorating blend of rock, electronica, and pop elements that create an adrenaline-fueled sonic experience. From the very first chords, the driving guitar riffs and pulsating beats set the stage for an exhilarating musical journey. Saffron’s captivating vocals soar above the energetic instrumentation, commanding attention and empowering listeners to embrace their own strength and determination.

The song’s lyrics reflect a rebellious spirit, urging individuals to break free from limitations and seize the moment. It serves as a reminder that we have the power to overcome obstacles and take charge of our own lives. With its catchy chorus and infectious hooks, “Ready to Go” has the remarkable ability to lift moods, inspire confidence, and get people moving on the dance floor.

Republica, formed by members Samantha Sprackling (Saffron), Tim Dorney, Andy Todd, and Johnny Male, achieved international success with “Ready to Go” and their self-titled debut album. The song garnered significant radio airplay and reached the charts in several countries. Its inclusion in various soundtracks, commercials, and sports events has further solidified its status as an enduring anthem.

Fun Fact

The song was originally written by band member Tim Dorney for his previous band, Flowered Up, but the song was reworked and recorded by Republica, becoming their breakthrough hit. The band’s name was inspired by a poster for the French political party, République, which was displayed in their rehearsal studio. The band members liked the word and decided to adopt it as their band name, adding an extra ‘a’ to make it Republica.

About the Artist

Republica is an English alternative rock band formed in 1994. The band consists of Saffron (vocals), Tim Dorney (keyboards), Johnny Male (guitar), and Conor Lawrence (drums). Republica released their debut album, Republica, in 1996. The album spawned the hit singles “Ready to Go” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” Republica has released three more albums, Speed Ballads (1998), Subversion (2001), and Lost in the Echo (2015). The band has toured extensively throughout their career and has played at major festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading. Republica is known for their energetic live performances and their distinctive sound, which blends elements of dance, rock, and pop.

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