Free weren't able to follow up this song with another hit, as the next single, "Stealer," stalled at #49 in America and didn't chart at all in the UK. In a Songfacts interview with Simon Kirke
, he said: "It became a bit of an albatross around our necks, I have to say. Even though it elevated Free into the big leagues, it became a bit of an albatross because we couldn't follow it. It became a huge hit all around the world, only because we wanted to have something that people could dance to, but then, of course, we had to follow it up, and Island Records were desperate for us to follow it up.
Really it was just a one-off for us, and when the follow-up to 'All Right Now' died a death – it was called "The Stealer" – and the album that followed, Fire and Water
, from which 'All Right Now' was taken, when that didn't do very well, we took it to heart and the band broke up. So, in an indirect way, 'All Right Now' was not very good for the band, I have to say.
But, by the same token, it's been such a durable song. I play it in my solo shows, I played it with Ringo Starr and I think one of the highlights of my career."