C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)

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"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
Quad City DJ's - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train).jpg
Single by Quad City DJ's
from the album Get On Up and Dance
Released1996
FormatCD
Recorded1995
GenreHip hop, Miami bass, dance-pop
Length7:31
LabelQuadrasound/Big Beat
Songwriter(s)B. White, C.C. Lemonhead, Jay Ski, Michael Phillips
Producer(s)C.C. Lemonhead, Jay Ski
Quad City DJ's singles chronology
"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
(1996)
"Summer Jam"
(1996)

"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. It is based on a sample of Barry White's 1974 main theme from soundtrack to the film Together Brothers. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top 40 in Australia and New Zealand. It was ranked the number-one song of 1996 by Village Voice magazine, and in 2010, Pitchfork Media included the song as one of their "Ten actually good 90s Jock Jams".[1] The song is also used in a wide variety of sports events.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996–1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 13
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 76
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[4] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 95
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 15
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 4
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[10] 18
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 4
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 11
Chart (1997) Position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 100

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[15] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,400,000[16]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

Use in sports[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff Lists: A Feature About Nothing: The 1990s in Lists | Features | Pitchfork
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Quad City DJ's – C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9851." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9726." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Quad City DJ's – C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Quad City DJs Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1996". Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 1997". ARIA. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  16. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Quad City DJ's – C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.