Ride It

Album: My Own Way (2008)
Charted: 11

Songfacts®:

  • Sean said of this song in I Like Music: "It started off with me in the studio with a rap, jumping around like a joker. It's all about the games people play across the dancefloor on a night out - how you can catch someone's eye and accept a challenge that lasts the rest of the evening."
  • This samples music from the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
  • Jay Sean shot to fame in 2004 with two Top 10 UK singles: "Eyes On You" and "Stolen." His subsequent three and a half year absence from the charts was due to being dropped by Virgin records in early 2006. As a consequence the Asian R&B singer was forced to find an independent label to continue his chart career.
  • This song was most successful in Eastern Europe and it topped the charts in Romania and Turkey. In Romania, it was one of the top three best-selling singles of 2008.
  • Sean recorded a Hindi version of this song for the Indian release of My Own Way.
  • A smooth, deep house remix by Kosovo-based DJ Regard returned the song to the UK chart in 2019, eventually peaking at #2. It entered the Hot 100 the following year, reaching #62. Regard's version is faithful to the original apart from its tempo being pushed higher, and Sean's vocals pitched lower.
  • The idea for re-interpreting "Ride It" came to Regard when he was touring in Zrce Beach, Croatia. He recalled to Billboard that he'd returned drunk to his apartment after his gig when Jay Sean's song came on. "The rattles on my head from the sound system at my gig made the perfect combination to make the track," he said. "The moment I arrived home, I started to make the basic idea of 'Ride It.'"
  • DJ Regard's version of "Ride It" started going viral in part because of its popularity on TikTok. Users started uploading clips onto the video app with Regard's remix, and by the end of the summer over two million videos had been uploaded.

Comments: 1

  • Igorco from Jona, SwitzerlandOriginal Song is written and recorded by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer. Song Name Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.
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