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"'Cause you're right on time" --"Love Sensation" (1980) by Loleatta Holloway

"You get down to the nitty-gritty" --"Love Sensation" (1980) by Loleatta Holloway

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"Love Sensation" (1980) is a musical composition performed by American singer Loleatta Holloway, taken from her album of the same name.

The song was produced and written by Dan Hartman, arranged by Norman Harris, and mixed by Tom Moulton.

It was widely sampled, such as in the 1989 Black Box song "Ride on Time".



Her vocals from "Love Sensation" were used in the UK number one hit, "Ride On Time" by Black Box. Holloway, however, was uncredited for her powerful vocals, and both Holloway and her attorneys successfully launched a press-attack, and, subsequently, sued Black Box, leading to an undisclosed court settlement in Holloway's favor. In 1992 she also had a hit with dance band Cappella. There she appeared as Cappella featuring Lolleatta Holloway, of which the single called "Take Me Away" (UK #25). Holloway's fortunes dramatically improved, however, when she had her first US number-one hit when Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featured her vocals in the chart topping song Good Vibrations (1991). Holloway also performed with Marky Marky and the Funky Bunch to promote to single, and she received full vocal credit and a share of the royalties. Despite the Black Box copyright infringements, both "Ride On Time" and "Good Vibrations" helped elevate Holloway to legendary status in the dance music community.

Frequently sampled

Parts of the song have been sampled and re-used in songs such as:


  • "Love Sensation (Freemasons Remix)" by Freemasons
  • "Love Sensation 2006" by Eddie Thoneick & Kurd Maverick (UK: No. 37)
  • "Love Sensation 2008 (Ride On Time)" by ON-X
  • "Love Sensation 2010" by Alexander Cruz
  • "Love Sensation (Scorccio Hot Mix)" from Dancemania Presents: Scorccio Super Hit Mix
  • "Sensational" by Sam Feldt

See also

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