Ready to Go is a song by Republica, released as a single on April 15, 1996.
The original recording was not included on the band’s debut album, Republica – two other versions of the song, the U.S. mix and the original mix, were included. This version was later featured on a greatest hits collection, Ready to Go: The Best Of.
The single originally reached # 43 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1996. It was re-released in February 1997, whereupon it reached # 13. Tomcraft released another version of the song in 2007. Yet another version of the song was released on June 7, 2010, and reached # 1 on the UK Upfront Club chart.
There were two music videos created for the song, the first (UK/Europe version) featured lead singer Saffron jumping on the roof of a building. The shots took place somewhere in East London. This video is very sunny and upbeat. It is said that it shows the hidden beauty of East London. The video also features lead singer Saffron playing the video game Virtual Fighter 2.
The other version (U.S. version, see above) is very different from the original British one. Saffron is shown jumping on a green field near a road, then she is dancing and doing humorous mimics in front of the camera. Some parts of the video are artificially colorized.
The song has been used in numerous television, film and sports events.