Ride

Album: Basic Instinct (2010)
Charted: 75 42

Songfacts®:

  • This suggestive number is the first single from American R&B singer Ciara's fourth studio album, Basic Instinct. The song was produced by Tricky Stewart and co-written by The-Dream and Ciara.
  • The song features Ciara's fellow Atlantan, Ludacris. It is their fourth collaboration; they previously worked together on 2005's "Oh", 2009's "High Price" and the 2010 remix to Ludacris' single "How Low."
  • The song's music video was filmed in Los Angeles on March 30, 2010 and also features Ludacris. It was directed by Diane Martel, who previously helmed the clips for the singer's 2006 single "Promise," 2007's "Like a Boy," and 2009's "Love Sex Magic."
    The BET network asked Ciara to edit the clip due to its sexual content, but did not get a response. As a result they banned the saucy video. Additionally, according to the singer's official website, it was banned from all UK TV channels.
  • It was The-Dream who suggested Ciara re-team with Ludacris. He told MTV news: "I brought Luda in, because I felt like her and Luda have had so much success together, they just sound right together. Especially on that record, 'Ride,' that's the first record me and Trick did [for Basic Instinct]. It sounded like Luda, and it sounded like Ciara. So [we] blessed the summertime with both of them."
  • In an interview with the London freesheet Metro published July 12, 2010, when Ciara was asked what the song was about she replied, "It's about riding hard for your man's love". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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