C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)

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"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
Single by Quad City DJ's
from the album Get On Up and Dance
Released February 27, 1996 [1]
Format CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Hip hop, Miami bass, dance-pop
Length 7:31
Label Quadrasound/Big Beat
Writer(s) B. White; C.C. Lemonhead; Jay Ski; Michael Phillips
Quad City DJ's singles chronology
"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
"Summer Jam"

"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" is a popular dance song performed by Florida group Quad City DJ's in 1995, and released in 1996 as a single from the album Get On Up and Dance. The song is based on a sample of Barry White's 1974 song "Theme from Together Brothers". The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It was ranked the #1 song of 1996 by Village Voice magazine. This song is played at dance clubs quite often. Many remixes were made out of this song including the most famous mix produced by Lenny Bertoldo. The song is used as the theme song for the 1996 Jon Lovitz comedy-crime film High School High, and is also featured as a track in the Xbox 360 Kinect game Dance Central.

The Seattle Storm play this song at their WNBA games to lead fans in a conga line on the court. The song was also featured on the video game NCAA March Madness 06.

The Chicago Express play the song after a train horn after the Express score at their home games at the Sears Centre Arena.

Professional wrestler and $5 Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Freight Train uses the song as his ring entrance music.

Most recently, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #47 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever and made a response to the Quad City DJs in spirit, saying: "Sure, we'll ride this train. But only if you place every single copy of this record on the tracks first."[1] However, the same year Pitchfork Media included the song as one of their "Ten actually good 90s Jock Jams.".[2] The song topped the 1996 singles list of the esteemed Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll.


Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 3
U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs 1
Chart (1997) Position
Australian ARIA Chart[4] 13
New Zealand RIANZ 30

End of Year Charts[edit]

Chart (1996/1997) Position
Australian ARIA Chart[5] 100
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 11


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[8] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone