BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Site News
> -
2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Chart Replay: Black Box vs. Technotronic
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
Black Box vs. Technotronic
You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Total Votes: 39
Guests cannot vote 
Medellíam
post Oct 11 2019, 03:39 PM
Post #1
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 37,350
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 






It's 30 years since two of the most influential dance records held the Top 2 in the UK charts.

'Ride On Time' is based on a sample of Loleatta Holloway's 1980 disco hit 'Love Sensation' (a song that has gone on to be sampled numerous times over the years). Controversy struck over the uncredited use of Holloway's vocal, leading to the song being re-recorded during its run at #1 with M People's Heather Small replacing the vocal. The song is credited for being the first high profile example of Italo house.

'Pump Up the Jam' fuses hip-hop and deep house, making it an early example of hip-house. It's notable for becoming the first house track to become a hit in the US where it peaked at #2 and completed 1990 as the 13th best selling song.

In the UK, 'Ride On Time' enjoyed a six week reign at #1, holding 'Pump Up the Jam' at #2 for the latter two weeks. 'Ride On Time' has gone on to shift over 1.1m units whilst 'Pump Up the Jam' has surpassed half a million.

30 years on, which is your favourite?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Medellíam
post Oct 11 2019, 03:40 PM
Post #2
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 37,350
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


Previous Chart Replays
S Club 7 - 'Bring It All Back' vs. Madonna - 'Beautiful Stranger' (1999)
ATB - '9 PM (Till I Come)' vs. Whitney Houston - 'My Love is Your Love' (1999)
Usher - 'Burn' vs. Girls Aloud - 'The Show' (2004)
Cascada - 'Evacuate the Dancefloor' vs. Michael Jackson - 'Man in the Mirror' (2009)
Shapeshifters - 'Lola's Theme' vs. Rachel Stevens - 'Some Girls' (2004)
Cheryl - 'Crazy Stupid Love' vs. MAGIC! - 'Rude' (2014)
Westlife - 'If I Let You Go' vs. Alice Deejay - 'Better Off Alone' (1999)
Eric Prydz - 'Call On Me' vs. Girls Aloud - 'Love Machine' (2004)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ElectroBoy
post Oct 11 2019, 03:41 PM
Post #3
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Members
Posts: 9,842
Member No.: 3,002
Joined: 26-February 07
   No Gallery Pics
 


Ride On Time easily
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Michael Bubré
post Oct 11 2019, 03:41 PM
Post #4
Mr Jade Lauren Williams <333
********
Group: Moderator
Posts: 88,602
Member No.: 8,300
Joined: 14-February 09
 


Both classics but gotta go with Black Box.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Medellíam
post Oct 11 2019, 03:45 PM
Post #5
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 37,350
Member No.: 12,472
Joined: 8-December 10
 


I know it's only a year off but I remember being so surprised to learn these were both from the 80s. They feel distinctly 90s and you can notice they're influence in so many of the biggest 90s dance classics. Both ahead of their time and timeless, as these go down a storm on the dancefloor now and fit very well among today's dance records.

It's very close but I've gone for 'Pump Up the Jam'.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Slade
post Oct 11 2019, 03:51 PM
Post #6
Mrs Brayden Smith <333
*******
Group: Buzzjack's Sweetheart
Posts: 35,025
Member No.: 12,810
Joined: 18-January 11
 


Both are classiques but I've gone for 'Pump Up The Jam'! I couldn't believe it when I found out that 'Ride On Time' wasn't a 90s song, very ahead of the curve.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ChristmaSteve201
post Oct 11 2019, 04:35 PM
Post #7
Shakin Stevens
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 26,705
Member No.: 5,138
Joined: 29-December 07
   No Gallery Pics
 


This is why I love watching top of the pops episodes from the 1980s on bbc 4(see thread in the Retro forum for proof). You really get to see how sounds and especially dance music developed through the era in the charts. They are currently on the 1987/88 episodes and you can hear and see it each week from MARRS Pump Up The Volume hitting no1 in Sept 1987 to the first ever house record in the top 40 the previous year in Oct 1986. Now into 1988 we have the classic S-Express theme.

Looking forward to Black Box in 1989. Remember in the 1983 episodes too when I first heard the classic 'Temptation' by Heaven 17 being astounded that it was that old as it really sounded like something from 20 years later (albeit it was rereleased in the mid 90s).

Black Box is the best for me!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Chez WreathBow
post Oct 11 2019, 05:07 PM
Post #8
The owls are not what they seem
*******
Group: Global Mod
Posts: 29,215
Member No.: 9,232
Joined: 11-July 09
   No Gallery Pics
 


Ride on Time easily, absolute classic wub.gif Pump Up The Jam is great too, but I'm less familiar with it.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Euphorique
post Oct 11 2019, 05:15 PM
Post #9
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 22,121
Member No.: 421
Joined: 6-April 06
 


Both are great but I much prefer Pump Up The Jam. Definitely the bigger hit here.

This post has been edited by Euphorique: Oct 11 2019, 05:16 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bjork
post Oct 11 2019, 05:26 PM
Post #10
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Members
Posts: 12,496
Member No.: 22,665
Joined: 13-November 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


Easily Ride on Time, thats a classic, great dance record

Pump up the jam is not a classic, just a bad example of eurodance

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
FelizNavidad
post Oct 11 2019, 05:40 PM
Post #11
prospero año y felicidad
***
Group: Members
Posts: 455
Member No.: 38,591
Joined: 28-August 17
   No Gallery Pics
 


Ride On Time - Loleatta Holloway's vocals are such a powerhouse. I always preferred Technotronic's Get Up to Pump Up The Jam anyway.

This post has been edited by jimwatts: Oct 11 2019, 07:05 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bjork
post Oct 11 2019, 06:04 PM
Post #12
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Members
Posts: 12,496
Member No.: 22,665
Joined: 13-November 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


^agree on that, Get Up was much better, a masterpiece compared to Pump up the jam
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
gavindeejay
post Oct 11 2019, 06:06 PM
Post #13
Why do today, what you can do tomorrow?
******
Group: Members
Posts: 9,181
Member No.: 7,645
Joined: 7-November 08
   No Gallery Pics
 


Blackbox everyday! Such an iconic dance track!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dobcember
post Oct 11 2019, 06:09 PM
Post #14
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 20,676
Member No.: 20,053
Joined: 4-November 13
   No Gallery Pics
 


Ride On Time takes this with consummate ease. Pump Up The Jam is pretty average I've always thought.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
lewis🎄green
post Oct 11 2019, 06:10 PM
Post #15
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Genre Mod
Posts: 13,350
Member No.: 19,585
Joined: 25-July 13
 


I love both but Pump Up The Jam is THE ONE
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Euphorique
post Oct 11 2019, 06:15 PM
Post #16
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Members
Posts: 22,121
Member No.: 421
Joined: 6-April 06
 


QUOTE(Bjork @ Oct 11 2019, 06:26 PM) *
Pump up the jam is not a classic


Yes, it is. Massive worldwide hit, still remembered today. Also one of the first of its kind. The definition of an hiphouse dance classic.


This post has been edited by Euphorique: Oct 11 2019, 06:25 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
pippa
post Oct 11 2019, 07:00 PM
Post #17
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Artist Mod
Posts: 14,173
Member No.: 14,031
Joined: 11-June 11
   No Gallery Pics
 


Both classics.
Ride on Time is the better.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jonjo
post Oct 11 2019, 07:04 PM
Post #18
(-_•)
********
Group: Genre Mod
Posts: 72,735
Member No.: 5,042
Joined: 13-December 07
 


Ride On Time!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Houdini
post Oct 11 2019, 07:53 PM
Post #19
BuzzJack Platinum Member
******
Group: Members
Posts: 5,253
Member No.: 21,725
Joined: 4-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


I voted for Ride On Time but Pump Up The Jam is decent as well. Both songs are better than pretty much everything in the charts at the moment!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
steveh31
post Oct 11 2019, 08:15 PM
Post #20
BuzzJack Climber
**
Group: Members
Posts: 197
Member No.: 21,175
Joined: 29-August 14
   No Gallery Pics
 


Ride on Time but only Loletta vocals I have always hated Heather Small's version so much so I remember age 14 going around with my parents to every record shop trying to get the original and only the remix was on the shelves.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 11th December 2019 - 11:08 AM