The Limit

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The Limit
GenresSynth-Pop, Funk, Blue-Eyed Soul, Jazz-Funk, Post-Disco, Boogie
Years active1980–1986
LabelsTTR, Ariola, Arista, Portrait
Associated actsDavid Sanborn
Past membersBernard Oattes
Rob van Schaik

Oattes Van Schaik (formerly known as The Limit) was a 1980s musical group composed of Dutch producers Bernard Oattes and Rob van Schaik. In 1982 they released the songs "Crimes of Passion" and "She's So Divine" which was edited by Ben Liebrand. In 1985 they released a full-length album, which yielded the hit "Say Yeah" (featuring vocals by Gwen Guthrie). The song peaked at No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.[2] The duo also wrote and produced for other artists as The Limit Productions such as Centerfold and Five Star with the hit single "Love Take Over".[3][4]

After 1986, Bernard Oattes pursued a solo career, and went on to produce three studio albums. According to his website, Bernard Oattes is Holland's favourite English voiceover artist.[5] Rob van Schaik continues to write material for other artists and has also remixed several tracks.



Year Album Label Format
1985 The Limit
(issued as Love Attaxx in some markets)
Portrait LP, CD


Year Single Label Peak chart positions
US Dance
UK Chart
1980 "Photomania" FFR
1982 "Crimes of Passion" Ariola
"She's So Divine" Arista 17 44
1984 "Say Yeah" Portrait 7 81 17
1985 "Miracles"
"Love Attaxx"
"Crimes of Passion (Remix)"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b "THE LIMIT - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "The Limit - DANCE CLUB SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  3. ^ The New Schwann. ABC Schwann Publications. 1985. p. 64. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Five Star - Luxury of Life". RCA. 1985. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bernard Oattes - English Voice Over". Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "The Limit - HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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