Ride on the Rhythm

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"Ride on the Rhythm"
Single by Little Louie Vega featuring Marc Anthony
from the album When the Night is Over
Released August 13, 1991
Format 12", CD Maxi
Recorded 1991
Genre Freestyle music
Length 7:07 (Extended version)
4:07 (Album version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) La India, Little Louie Vega
Producer(s) Masters At Work, Todd Terry
Little Louie Vega chronology
"House Of Vega"
(1990)
"Ride on the Rhythm"
(1991)
"Hip Hop Jazz EP"
(1996)
Marc Anthony chronology
"Rebel"
(1988)
"Ride on the Rhythm"
(1991)
"Hasta Que Te Conocí"
(1993)

"Ride on the Rhythm," is a dance/house song recorded by DJ/remixer/producer Little Louie Vega, released in August 1991, by Atlantic Records. It features Marc Anthony when he was still a freestyle musician.

Legacy[edit]

This house classic would help establish the successful careers of Vega and partner Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, who would later become more famous as Masters At Work, and for Marc Anthony, who picked up his first Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number one single.[1] The track also featured backing rap vocals from Doug Lazy, Todd Terry on keyboards and co-production, The Basement Boys (the production team behind Crystal Waters and Ultra Naté) on piano and Luis Vega, Sr. on saxophone. This would also be the last single that Marc Anthony worked under freestyle genre before he signed on with RMM to start his career as a salsero singer.

Track listings[edit]

12" Vinyl (US Promo, 1991)
  • A1 Ride On The Rhythm (Kenlou Rhythm Mix) (7:08)
  • A2 Ride On The Rhythm (Radio Mix Funky) (4:05)
  • B1 Ride On The Rhythm (Masters At Work Dub) (6:16)
  • B2 Ride On The Rhythm (The Ride) (6:39)
  • B3 Ride On The Rhythm (A cappella) (0:30)
12" Maxi CD (US, 1992)
  • 1 Ride On The Rhythm (Radio Mix Funky) (4:06)
  • 2 Ride On The Rhythm (Funky '92 Re-Edit) (7:25)
  • 3 Ride On The Rhythm (Kenlou Rhythm Mix) (7:09)
  • 4 The Masters At Work (One Take Tito Mix) (5:11)

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart single in the United States during the week ending October 5, 1991 and stayed there for only one week.

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play [2] 1
U.S.Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales [2] 4
UK Singles Chart [3] 70

Reception[edit]

John Bush of Allmusic felt the song was worth the cost of the album and calling it a "effortless dancefloor stormer".[4]

See also[edit]

Number-one dance hits of 1991 (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 271. 
  2. ^ a b When the Night Is Over > Billboard Singles Allmusic
  3. ^ Chart Stats - Louie Vega & Marc Anthony Chart Stats
  4. ^ When the Night Is Over > Review Allmusic

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