All Right Now

All Right Now 1970

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Single by Free
from the album Fire and Water

Released May 1970
Format 7-inch single
January 1970,
Trident and Island Studios
(London, England)
Hard rock blues rock
Length 4:14 (single version)
5:31 (album version)
Label Island
Andy Fraser Paul Rodgers
Producer(s) Free

“All Right Now” is a single by the English rock band Free. The song, released in 1970, hit #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “All Right Now” originally appeared on the album Fire and Water, which Free recorded on the Island Records label, formed by Chris Blackwell. In 1991, the song was remixed and re-released, reaching #8 on the UK singles chart.

“All Right Now” was a #1 hit in over 20 territories and was recognised by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) in 1990 for garnering 1,000,000 plus radio plays in the U.S. by late 1989. In 2006, the BMI London awards included a Million Air award for 3 million air plays of All Right Now in the USA.

According to drummer Simon Kirke, “All Right Now” was written by bassist Andy Fraser and singer Paul Rodgers in the Durham Students’ Union building, Dunelm House.

One of the engineers during the recordings of “All Right Now” was Roy Thomas Baker, who would later become Queen’s producer (he mixed “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” among others).


Paul Rodgers – lead vocal
Paul Kossoff – electric guitar
Andy Fraser – bass guitar, piano
Simon Kirke – drums

Cover versions

“All Right Now”, recorded by Mike Oldfield (produced by Tom Newman), with vocals by Wendy Roberts, Pierre Moerlen and Tom Newman, was issued as a one-sided promotional blue 7″ single flexi-disc in 1979. The single was given only to Virgin Records executives and never issued to the public, making it one of the most elusive collectors’ items in the Oldfield catalogue (number Virgin TT-362).

Since 1972, “All Right Now” as arranged by Stanford Band has been the de facto fight song of Stanford University athletic teams.