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!

 

 

Black Box Hits & Mixes album

 

Black Box Ride On Time