Detroit native K'Jon is a soul and R&B singer/songwriter/producer. He first appeared in 2004 on the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie soundtrack with a song entitled "Miami." However K'Jon then disappeared from the music scene for several years, choosing to put family obligations first. He finally released his debut album The Ballroom Xplosion in 2009.
Asked of his opinion on why this song received such a positive response, K'Jon said in his press biography: "I think the song relates to so many people who are hoping for a better situation in life. That 'ship coming in' as referred to in the song has many meanings. It's about never giving up!"
K'Jon got his first major song placement in 2004 on the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack. He hoped that would open some doors but nothing happen. Four years on K'Jon found himself frustrated with his singing career, which was when this song came to him. "I was sitting in the middle of nowhere, in L.A., writing for other artists, away from my newborn child and the song just hit me," he recalled to Billboard magazine. "I felt like I was on a deserted island and I could see my rescue ship, but I couldn't get on it. 'On the Ocean' became a metaphor for what I was waiting on."
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is a mashup of "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The album it came from was released in October, 2007, but they held off until summer, 2008 for a more seasonable release.