Ride On Time by Black Box (1989)
Who remembers dancing to this one at the local disco? My dancing leaves a lot to be desired, so it's a memory that's probably best forgotten!
This eighties piano house song spent six weeks at #1 in the UK from
9th September 1989, and Black Box were one of a small number of house acts
to achieve mainstream success in the U.S.
The vocal was sampled from a
track entitled Love Sensation by Loleatta Holloway, which caused a legal riff between the producer and writer of Love Sensation,
Dan Hartman (apparantly, they didn't ask for permission to use the
vocal!) and this resulted in Black Box surrendering a large precentage
of their royalities to both Hartman and Holloway. The model Catherine
Quinol was used to lip-sync to to the sampled vocals on the video and on
TV performances, but questions are still raised as to whether she
actually contributed musically to the group.
Anyway, it's a great dance track, nonetheless, so just enjoy!