Ride It (Jay Sean song)

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"Ride It"
Jay Sean - Ride It (CD 1).jpg
Single by Jay Sean
from the album My Own Way
B-side"Just a Friend"
Released21 January 2008 (UK)
Format
Recorded2007
Genre
Length3:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Alan Sampson
Jay Sean singles chronology
"Stolen"
(2004)
"Ride It"
(2008)
"Maybe"
(2008)

"Ride It" is the first single from Jay Sean's second album My Own Way. It was written by Jay Sean himself and Alan Sampson. It was released on 21 January 2008. The song reached the top 20 in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 11. The single was also very successful and one of the most played songs in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania, where it became one of the top three best-selling singles of the year. A Hindi version of the song was also included in the Indian release of the album My Own Way.

In 2019, a remixed version by Kosovan DJ Regard was officially released and became a viral hit on the TikTok app.[1] It reached number one in Ireland,[2] number two on the UK Singles Chart[3] and also peaked at number three in Australia.[4]

Information[edit]

"Ride It" was originally planned to be released in the United Kingdom on 5 November 2007 followed by the album My Own Way on 3 December 2007. However, music channels were unwilling to play it at the time and eventually reached an agreement to play it extensively from December onwards, consequently Jay pushed back the single's release date as well as the album's release date.[citation needed].

The song produced by Alan Sampson[5] became Song of the Week on London's Kiss 100 on 10 December 2007 and was also playlisted on Capital 95.8FM, Choice FM, Galaxy, BBC 1Xtra, and being featured on BBC Radio 1's B-list. It reached the number one spot on MTV's The Base Chart Show. Later, a Hindi version of the song was added to YouTube.

Sean said of this song: "It started off with me in the studio with a rap, jumping around like a joker. It's all about the games people play across the dancefloor on a night out – how you can catch someone's eye and accept a challenge that lasts the rest of the evening."[citation needed]

The intro and the epic melody background was based on the Hero[6] soundtrack by Tan Dun.[7] Some of the scenes in the video were shot in Manhattan.

The song appears to have a second version with shorter play time and changed lyrics in its third verse.

Music video[edit]

The video for the single was shot on 12 August 2007 in the central London nightclub Mo*Vida. On 28 September 2007, the video was exclusively available to watch on 3G mobile handsets and on 9 October 2007 was officially released to the internet by 2Point9 Records. The new video featured Jay Sean with a new style after being out of the limelight for nearly three and a half years. On 28 September 2007, the video was exclusively available to watch on 3G mobile handsets. A clip of the video was added to the 2Point9 YouTube Channel on 29 September 2007.

By 9 October 2007, the full video was added onto the 2Point9 YouTube Channel. The video premiered on The Box and other music channels in December. It starts off with Jay Sean arriving outside a club, the video is interspersed with a scene of Jay in a dark hallway. He flirts with a woman played by the british Victoria's Secret model, Anara Atanes and then a dance ensues, the video ends with the girl arriving by his side.

Formats and track listings[edit]

# Title Time
CD1: Island / 1748515 (UK)
1. "Ride It" (radio edit) 3:09
2. "Just a Friend" 3:03
CD2: Island / 1748657 (UK)
1. "Ride It" (radio edit) 3:32
2. "Ride It" (Desi remix) 4:48
3. "Ride It" (Sunship remix) 5:51
4. "Ride It" (Ishi remix) 3:26
5. "Ride It" (Video plus extras) 3:26

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 41
Russian Music Charts (Tophit)[9] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
CIS (Tophit)[11] 3
Romanian End-Year Chart 2008[12] 3

Regard version[edit]

"Ride It"
Regard - Ride It.png
Single by Regard
Released26 July 2019
Format
Length2:38
LabelMinistry of Sound
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Regard
Regard singles chronology
"Love Yourself (Robert Cristian Remix)"
(2019)
"Ride It"
(2019)
Music video
"Ride It" on YouTube

Kosovan DJ Regard officially released a remixed version of the song on 26 July 2019,[13] though earlier versions of the remix were available as early as 2017.[14] It became a viral sensation on the TikTok app shortly after release,[15] with over four million clips being posted by people using snippets of the song on the app.[16] Due to the sudden success of the song Regard subsequently signed to the label Ministry of Sound.[17] The song was a global success, reaching number one in Ireland and Mexico, number two in the UK and peaked within the Top 20 in various other European and Oceanian countries. It was certified Silver by the BPI.[18]

Live performances[edit]

Regard performed the song with Jay Sean at the 2019 Jingle Bell Ball held by Capital FM at The O2 Arena in London on 7 December 2019.[19][20]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[21] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[22] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[23] 3
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[24] 35
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[25] 29
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[26] 16
Denmark (Tracklisten)[27] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[28] 6
France (SNEP)[29] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[30] 7
Greece (IFPI)[31] 23
Hungary (Single Top 40)[32] 18
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[33] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[34] 1
Italy (FIMI)[35] 71
Latvia (LAIPA)[36] 5
Lithuania (AGATA)[37] 7
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[38] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[39] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[40] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[41] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[42] 23
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[43] 10
Portugal (AFP)[44] 52
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[45] 2
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[46] 14
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[47] 7
Slovenia (SloTop50)[48] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[49] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[50] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[51] 2
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[52] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[53] 74
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[54] 87
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[55] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] 2× Platinum 140,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 200,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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