C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJ’s | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#3) & R&B (#15); 1996

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Nathaniel “C.C. Lemonhead” Orange and Johnny “Jay Ski” McGowan produced some of the most popular bass anthems of the 1990’s. They first met in high school and – building upon a shared infatuation with the bottom-heavy sound of Miami bass – began producing records. C.C. and Jay Ski first hit the big time in 1993 with 95 South’s platinum selling single Whoot,There It Is. Tootsee Roll by the 69 Boyz gave the team another monster hit in 1994. Having tapped into the hit-making groove, C.C. and Jay Ski got together with Lana LeFleur as the Quad City DJ’s and, using a sample from Theme From Together Brothers by Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra, created C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train). Train took a long 18 weeks to enter the Top 10 where it lingered for 15 more weeks, peaking at #3 behind Twisted by Keith Sweat at #2, and Los Del Rio’s Macarena.

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Produced by:

  • C.C. Lemonhead
  • Jay Ski

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