Riverside (song)

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Sidney Samson Riverside cover.jpg
Single by Sidney Samson
Released18 February 2009
FormatAirplay, CD single, digital download
GenreDutch house
5:21 (original mix)
LabelSneakerz Muzik, Data Records
Songwriter(s)Sidney Samson
Sidney Samson singles chronology
"Shut Up and Let It Go"
Alternate covers
UK Cover
UK Cover

"Riverside" is a house song released by Dutch DJ Sidney Samson. The "Riverside, motherfucker!" proclamation is the voice of Tupac Shakur sampled from the film Juice (playtime 1:10:25). The song is often censored during prime time, to avoid causing offence.

A vocal mix has been made featuring Wizard Sleeve, released in the UK on 4 January 2010. The song name has been changed to "Riverside (Let's Go!)".

Many British radio stations, including BBC Radio 1, added "Riverside" to their playlists, and as such the single received a high amount of radio play throughout December 2009 and January 2010, in preparation for the single's release.

The song entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 2 on the 10 January 2010.

In January 2018, Samson collaborated with Tujamo to release a released a new version of the song name "Riverside (Reloaded)".

Track listing[edit]

  • Riverside (Explicit Edit) - 3:24
  • Riverside (Afrojack Remix) - 5:31
  • Riverside (Warren Clarke Remix) - 6:54
  • Riverside (Let's Go!) (Dirty Extended Vocal Mix) - 5:09
  • Riverside (Let's Go!) (Breakage Remix) - 4:11

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009/10) Peak
Original version
Australian Singles Chart[1] 10
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 50
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[1] 13
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[2] 24
Danish Singles Chart[1] 40
Dutch Singles Chart[1] 8
2010 Remix featuring Wizard Sleeve
Irish Singles Chart[3] 2
Scottish Singles Chart[4] 1
UK Dance Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 38

Music video[edit]

Released May 2009, the music video features two children who have been hired by 'The Godfather' to collect a package of lollipops from two women. After delivering the goods two lollipops short, 'The Godfather' chases the younger child through the streets, as one of the children sticks 'Riverside' stickers onto various items and eventually slaps a sticker on Sidney himself. The video ends with 'The Godfather' being hit by a Hummer H2. It was filmed on location in Arnhem, the Netherlands, this is visible as the cars have Dutch license plates and showing of a Dutch Police officer. An additional music video has been made for the Wizard Sleeve version, which was directed by James Copeman. It features on screen painting of people and models walking with paintbrushes. You see Wizard Sleeve and Sidney Samson holding pictures and then the camera goes into that picture to reveal the model walking with Sidney Samson rapping in a painting behind her. It later has scenes with him and another model rapping.[7]


As part of the digital campaign in the UK Ministry Of Sound commissioned a viral called 'Riverside Yourself'.[8] This was created by digital agency We Are Shift F7. A popular version of the song has become a sensation on YouTube with the song being performed in a choir style by Julia and Emily. It has since made it to number 5 on MTV's most watched videos.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Netherlands 18 February 2009 CD Single Sneakerz Muzik
6 March 2009 Radio Mix
23 March 2009 Remixes
Australia 15 May 2009 CD Single Neon Records
United Kingdom 3 January 2010 Digital Download Data Records
4 January 2010 CD single


  1. ^ a b c d e "danishcharts.com - Sidney Samson - Riverside". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011. Sleeve
  2. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ - RADIO - TOP 100 and insert 201020 into search. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 19 November 2011. Search for Sidney Samson.
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/scottish-singles-chart/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Sidney Samson - Riverside (Let's Go) ft Wizard Sleeve". chartstats.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 Year-end UK Singles". BBC (BBC Online). 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  7. ^ Riverside (Let's Go) Songfacts
  8. ^ "Riverside Yourself Viral Microsite". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 4 Jan 2010