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Ride on Time (Black Box)
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"Ride on Time" is a 1989 song recorded by band Black Box. It was later released on their debut LP Dreamland. The song achieved a great success in many countries, such as UK and Ireland where it was a number-one hit.

The song was written and produced by the Italian production team Groove Groove Melody, consisting of DJ Daniel Davoli, programmer Mirko Limoni and musician Valerio Semplici. The team worked with model Catherine Quinol (aka Katrin), who was the face of Black Box. In the video and in live performances she lip-synced to the original vocals.

The song sampled Loleatta Holloway's 1980 disco hit "Love Sensation" and attracted some controversy for the uncredited use of Holloway's vocals from that song. Holloway's counsel engaged in a press attack on Black Box, successfully securing a settlement that paid the singer an undisclosed sum; the group had legally cleared the samples with Salsoul Records, who had released the original track, but Holloway was in arrears for advances from the label and thus was not recompensed by Salsoul.

For the re-release of the song, M People singer Heather Small recorded the vocals.

The song's title derives from a sample of Holloway singing the lyrics "thank you baby, 'cause you're right on time". The altered title is a consequence of "flapping", which makes American T's sound like D's to people who do not speak American English.

Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
woh oh
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
oh oh
And time won't take my love away

Woh-oh woh-oh o-oh-oh o-o-o-oh-oh

You're such a, you're such a
You're such a, you're such a hot temptation
You just walk right in
walk walk walk right in

Woh-oh woh-oh o-oh-oh o-o-o-oh-oh
O-oh-oh oh-oh o-o-o-oh-oh o-o-oh-oh

Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
thank thank thank you baby
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
just don't move
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
thank thank thank you baby
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
walk right in

'Cause you ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time
'Cause you ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time

Let me tell you
let me tell you what you do
What you do, what you do to me

You're such a hot temptation
You just walk right in
walk walk walk right in

Woh-oh woh-oh o-oh-oh o-o-o-oh-oh
O-oh-oh oh-oh o-o-o-oh-oh o-o-o-oh

Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
thank thank thank you baby
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
just don't move
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
thank thank thank you baby
Gotta get up, gotta get up, gotta get up
walk right in... away

'Cause you ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time
'Cause you ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ride on time
'Cause you ride on time, ri-ri-ride on time
'C-cause you ride on time, ri-ri-ride on time... away

And time won't take my love away

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