They knew it sampled Love Sensation and it needed clearance. In Europe, it … “Because of the fallout from ‘Dreamland’, me, Mirko and Valerio were wary of the Black Box name and ‘Ride On Time’ for a time. Daniele Davoli explained in Channel 4 documentary Pump Up The Volume that, owing to his limited knowledge of English and the song being sung in an American English accent, with t-flapping so that "t"s sound like "d"s, he thought that Loleatta Holloway sang "ride on time" instead of "right on time". it was an impressive feat, she had like 6 songs in the top 40 at once. (Louis, in fact, would go on to play bass on those first two sessions by the King of Pop.) Were The 1980's MUCH BETTER Than Modern Times? [8], According to Davoli, Holloway was never paid for "Ride on Time", as the sample was owned by Salsoul. It topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks, and became the UK's bestselling single of 1989. who really sang ride on time. It was such a joy to hear as it bought back so many memories of times that were carefree and worry-free! 8 … And that was Ride on Time. Chart performance. “I heard the title and said, ‘I’ll be right over,'” Shaffer tells Rolling Stone. She made six studio albums and her hits included ballad Only You in 1978 and 1980's Love Sensation. Martha Wash was sitting in a Los Angeles hotel room, furious and confused. It was late 1990 and the singer, relaxing before a show that night, had … The only time Vera's real singing voice is heard is when they disembark the train in Vermont and the quartet sing the opening lines of "Snow." "Ride on Time" is a song by the Italian music group Black Box. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, it’s time to reveal the full and gloriously mad tale of one of the most controversial Number One singles in history. Within 40 minutes, we had a basic backing track. Potentially viewed as something of a warm-up for Quincy Jones before producing Michael Jackson's wildly successful Off the Wall and Thriller albums, the Brothers Johnson's first two releases spawned hits like "I'll Be Good to You" and brought George and Louis Johnson to a mass audience of their own. They negotiated with Salsoul Records in New York and agreed $5,000, way before the release. But the question that I like to ask is this. Leave a Comment / Uncategorized. I had so much fun that I forgot the passing of time. that was martha wash, she was half of the weather girls (it's raining men) she sang all the leads for black box as well as c and c usic factory and the first couple of releases for seduction. It was released as a single in 1989 and later included on their debut studio album Dreamland (1990). Black Box or Loleatta Holloway - Ride on time. I heard a single that I haven't heard in such a long time. Boosted by demand for the import, the UK "Ride on Time" single reached number-one in its fifth week at the UK Singles Charts, on September 3, 1989. The single in question was Black Box's - "Ride in Time", which was released in the Year 1989.