Black Box ‎– Ride On Time

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OUT 31.99 Black Box Ride On Time(12") Out OUT 31.99 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12") RCA PT 43242 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12") RCA, Deconstruction PT 43242 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
PT-43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12") RCA PT-43242 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12") RCA PT 43242 US 1989 Sell This Version
PT43242, PT 43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12", Single) Deconstruction, Deconstruction, RCA, RCA PT43242, PT 43242 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
PB43241 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(7", Single) Deconstruction, RCA PB43241 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
PB43241 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(7", Single) Deconstruction, RCA PB43241 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
PB43241 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(7", Single) Deconstruction PB43241 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
PB 43241, PB43241 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(7", Single) Deconstruction, Deconstruction PB 43241, PB43241 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PD 43242 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(CD, Single) Deconstruction, RCA, X Dancing Partners PD 43242 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210R-12 Black Box Ride On Time (UK Remix)(12", Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6210R-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210R-7 Black Box Ride On Time (UK Remix)(7", Single) ZYX Records ZYX 6210R-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210R-8 Black Box Ride On Time (UK Remix)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6210R-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GGM 8901 Black Box Ride On Time(12") Groove Groove Melody GGM 8901 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
9051, 9.051 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Maxi) Airplay Records, Carrere, Airplay Records, Carrere 9051, 9.051 France 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210-12 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6210-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
MAX 358 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Maxi) Max Music MAX 358 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210-12 P Black Box Ride On Time(12", Maxi, Pic) ZYX Records ZYX 6210-12 P Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RDCD62003-1 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Promo) RCA, Deconstruction RDCD62003-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43056 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Single) Deconstruction PT 43056 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 43056 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Single) Deconstruction PT 43056 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RHR 1797 Black Box Ride On Time(7") Rams Horn Records RHR 1797 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
OUT 3199, OUT-NP 3199 Black Box Ride On Time(7") Out, Lelewel Dee Jay OUT 3199, OUT-NP 3199 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
PB 43055 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single) Deconstruction PB 43055 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210-7 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single) ZYX Records ZYX 6210-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
14.747, 14747 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single) Airplay Records, Airplay Records, Carrere, Carrere 14.747, 14747 France 1989 Sell This Version
S 358 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single) Max Music S 358 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
PB-43241 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single) RCA PB-43241 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PA 43055 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single, Pic) Deconstruction, RCA PA 43055 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PRTD-3086 Black Box Ride On Time(7", Single, Promo) Deconstruction PRTD-3086 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
B15D-41088 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Maxi) Deconstruction B15D-41088 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
RHR 4040 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Maxi) Rams Horn Records RHR 4040 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210-8 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Maxi, Car) ZYX Records ZYX 6210-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6210-8 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Maxi, Car) ZYX Records ZYX 6210-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
95043, 95 043 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Single) Carrere, Airplay Records 95043, 95 043 France 1989 Sell This Version
PD 43056 Black Box Ride On Time(CD, Single) Deconstruction, RCA, X Dancing Partners PD 43056 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
PK 43055 Black Box Ride On Time(Cass, Single) RCA PK 43055 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PK 43241 Black Box Ride On Time(Cass, Single) RCA PK 43241 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TLP-50533 Black Box Ven A Tiempo(12", Maxi, Promo) RCA Victor TLP-50533 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
RDAA 62118-1 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Promo) RCA RDAA 62118-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
07863 62003-1 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Maxi) RCA 07863 62003-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
RDJ-62003-2 Black Box featuring Loleatta Holloway Black Box featuring Loleatta Holloway - Ride On Time(CD, Maxi, Promo) deConstruction, RCA RDJ-62003-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
07863-62004-4 Black Box featuring Loleatta Holloway Black Box featuring Loleatta Holloway - Ride On Time(Cass, Single) deConstruction, RCA 07863-62004-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Black Box Ride On Time (Bootcamp Remixes)(12", Unofficial) Bootcamp none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
S12DJ-057 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Bla) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-057 UK 2002 Sell This Version
S12DJ-057 Black Box Ride On Time(12", Blu) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-057 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TPA 0022-12 Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway - Ride On Time 2003(12") Terapia TPA 0022-12 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
TPA 0022R-12 Black Box Ride On Time 2003(12") Terapia TPA 0022R-12 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ZYX 9623-8 Black Box Feat. Loleatta Holloway Black Box Feat. Loleatta Holloway - Ride On Time 2003(CD, Single) ZYX Music ZYX 9623-8 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ycuk002 Lee-S* Vs BlackBox* Lee-S* Vs BlackBox* - Ride On Time 2004(12") Youth Club Records ycuk002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Black Box Ride On Time(CDr, Single, Promo) All Around The World none UK 2010 Sell This Version
RCA 4113 Black Box Ride On Time (Remix)(12", Maxi) RCA RCA 4113 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
GGM8901 Black Box Ride On Time(3xFile, WAV) Groove Groove Melody GGM8901 Italy Unknown
GGM 8901 Black Box Ride On Time(File, MP3, 320) Groove Groove Melody GGM 8901 Italy Unknown

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lcb10

lcb10

April 25, 2019
referencing Ride On Time, 12", OUT 31.99
I thought there was an early version of this, 1988, out in the clubs at least? I guess that white labels or other pre-release versions, maybe just thrown around from band members or producers to friends in the house music scenes, needn't necessarily show up on the list here, which is for official releases of some sort. I think I remember various types of 88 versions, even piano alone, in places like early Biology (I think, if those gatherings were even called that yet) near Ipswich.
Heckers-Au

Heckers-Au

April 10, 2019
referencing Ride On Time, 12", Single, PT 43056
I remember someone dropping this in a house set, early 2000's, completely unexpected, and they threw the house lights up in the club at the breakdown. The dance floor was packed and everyone went fucking nuts, it was one of the most memorable moments I ever had raving/clubbing throughout the 90's.
FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

November 8, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Ride On Time, 12", OUT 31.99
One silver lining I guess when it comes to the vocal sample controversy, is that the replacement vocal ended up being that of the soon-to-be-legendary Heather Small of M People fame. She of course would go on to have an amazing career in the 90's and become one of its best (and most distinctive sounding) house vocalists.

They could have done much worse when choosing a replacement vocalist!
Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

September 17, 2017
referencing Ride On Time, 12", Single, PT 43056

I know what most people think of this track, cheesy, commercial - controversial even, but it was a huge track no matter what people may think. Yes its probably been on every 90's retro commercial release, but at one time it wasn't and was played virtually everywhere, this was massive when first released across the scene & probably helped shaped the Italian Piano sound.
Groovemaster-DJ

Groovemaster-DJ

July 23, 2017
referencing Ride On Time, 12", OUT 31.99
All these wonderful (and mixed up) releases need to be corrected factual notes listed and put in correct release order for example that Italian "Out" listing is a much much later boot from mid 90's
The First and original was on Groove Groove Medley as was the crazy confusing, vile remix!
The next was the UK original 12" picked up by De-Construction (Nick Pickering) who had RCA-Ariola as their UK licencees.

Note that no-one has listed the original UK De-Construction 12" Promo with the distinctive large lower case a in the centre of the label, that promo features the sampled, un requested, paid for and nicked sample of Loretta Holloway's Salsoul gem and classic "Love Sensation"

It was a total embarrassment for RCA-Ariola UK and Europe as they were the then licence's for Salsoul. a request to use the sample fell on deaf ears at Salsoul and too little too late! GGM Italy and RCA-Ariola pan Europe paid massive out of court settlements.To Salsoul, writers publicists Ms Holloway,

Hence the vile remix and the crass crazy names given by some idiot it the marketing dept aww Ride what a horse? Giddy Up aww The Ascot mix etc great team in Fullham Rd........not. (this began a run of seriously crass DJ promo catalogue names for across the groups releases, such as MOVE1 SUSAN1 ELPROMO 1 ARRON1 TAKE1, HIDE1 etc etc and a crass name for club promotions "Word Of Mouth" and it became a label!

Miss Holoway and Salsoul got revenge and massive respect from Mark Walburg and team at Interscope with the sample cleared, paid for and direct involvement from Miss Holoway to Marky Mark & The Funk Bunch........Good Vibrations. it left GGM and the whole Italian, ethos, nick, sample, play and boot what you like in tatters and with egg on faces. (Italiy still is the number one retro 12" (I don't remember that" booters! )

Go solely for the GGM original 12" or the UK De-Construction 12" original the remake is pants!
Very heavy learning curve for Pickering and De-Construction. RCA-Ariola were going to drop the contract and whilst things were up in the air EMI-Parlophone handled a few De-Construction projects
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If anyone has a UK legit original 12" promo with A4 info sheet/chart return please list it as it's a slice of naughty rip-off DJ history esp here in the UK! For Pickering luckily Kylie came along and M People/Heather Small really took off .
"What have you done today to make me feel proud" was not on the RCA-Ariola's euro board's lips at all.

Black Box died a very rapid death loosing any credibility, members went back to making ice cream,pizza's and leaning tower models!
phoenix123123

phoenix123123

April 16, 2015
referencing Ride On Time, CD, Maxi, Promo, RDJ-62003-2
CD and artwork state "Lead vocal performance by Loleatta Holloway". These sample vocals are only used on tracks 2 and 4. Tracks 1 and 3 utilise alternative vocals.
biskit

biskit

March 6, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Ride On Time, 12", OUT 31.99

Don't know where I heard this, or, I may have even read it in 'some' dance magazine from the late 80's, It may not even be true, but the story goes something like this..
'Ride On Time' was just a plain piano track with no vocals, and no title yet, and Davoli was the resident DJ at Starlight, one night while he was playing at Starlight, he dropped this piano track and decided to mix an accapella over the top and cut it up, which incidently was 'Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation' (probably taken from.. Various - Acapella Anonymous Vol. #1 from the 80's). The crowd went mental and hey presto, 'Ride On Time' was born.
I hope the tale is true, its a nice little story to one of the best Italo House tracks ever produced.
herman_hardstyle

herman_hardstyle

December 16, 2008
referencing Ride On Time, 12", Single, PT 43056

One of my favourite old skool classix! Just goes to show that no matter how old, no matter how cheesey the retro beasts such as this can still produce a dancefloor full of 'chesire cat' grins! This tune is such a hot temptation that just drops right in. One the hip wigglers ever made! Deconstruction is a dynamite label for producing some of the best blasts from past. Unbelieveably, i picked up this record in a good condition for a mere 19p, BARGAIN! Time won't take my love away!!!!
jayt303

jayt303

July 2, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Ride On Time, 12", Single, PT 43056

The name 'Ride on time' came about because the members of 'Black Box' are Italian and didn't have the best grasp of English.
The vocals which were used on the song are from 'Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation'
The band members were not aware that the lyrics were 'your right on time' not 'your ride on time'
I think the bands English must have been pretty bad as 'your ride on time' does not make any sense at all.
'Black Box' have talked about this in many interviews, and they say they can laugh about it now.

dj_kupo

dj_kupo

October 5, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Ride On Time, 12", OUT 31.99
One of the tunes that embodies the late 80's Hacienda sound. Mike Pickering would play this tune out at the Hacienda all the time and the crowd would go nuts. Certfied classic. Don't let the cover art of the subsequent releases scare you away.