We Ride

August 21, 2006

We Ride is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her second studio album, A Girl Like Me (2006). It was written by Makeba Riddick, Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen and produced by Stargate. The song was released on 21 August 2006 as the third single of the album. In New Zealand, We Ride became a Top Ten hit, and the United Kingdom, the single reached the Top 20 in the U.S., the song missed the Billboard Hot 100


Recorded We Ride 2006 while working on the album A Girl Like Me in the Battery Studios in New York City, in the Loft Recording Studios in Bronxville and in the Blue Wave Studios in Rihanna's native Saint Philip in Barbados and in the Hinge Studios in Chicago. We Ride was " released Maxi single. On the B - side to We Ride appeared " on 21 August 2006 on her record label Def Jam Recordings on CD, digital download and 12 Nu Soul " remix of the previous single Unfaithful. Stylistically could be Rihanna We Ride for inspiration from the Caribbean music of her homeland. doing so, they linked with the influence of Jamaican Dancehall and Contemporary R & B to the musical genres of previous titles.

" Of all my songs available on iTunes this is the third most downloaded song on, behind, SOS ( Rescue Me ) 'and' Unfaithful '. "


We Ride Rihanna is loud of a boy who promises the following:

"Ride When we ride we ride It's til the day we die When we ride we ride It's til the day we die "

"If we are together, when we are together, together, then up to the day we die, "

"And then he breaks all his promises, which is sad -. , But it is summer and since I do not care if the boy breaks his promise, because I can just do my thing, chill with my girls and have fun," Rihanna explained continues: " So my summer time runs constantly. Every summer you remember a small relationship and connect them with a song. For me, We Ride one of these songs. "

Music Video

The music video for We Ride was filmed in the summer of 2006, directed by Anthony Mandler in Miami and the Florida Keys. The video shows Rihanna in different outfits in several scenes: beach, while driving, in the nightclub, while shopping with girlfriends. It is played everyday scenes and performance sequences alternate and overlap.


In the German Media Control Charts We Ride reached its peak position number 45 and was able to hold a total of 9 weeks in the charts. In Finland, We Ride ended up with 4th place in all countries, the highest chart position. In some other European countries, the single reached in the European charts that are published weekly by Billboard magazine, We Ride reached the Top 20 94th place

In Australia, We Ride reached number 24 in New Zealand # 7 on the charts. In the United States, We Ride could only place on the Billboard pop songs at No. 84 and the Dance Club Play charts, where there was a number -one hit in 2006. The Billboard Hot 100 were missed.

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The following people worked on the creation of the song We Ride with:

  • Songwriting: Makeba Riddick, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
  • Vocals: Rihanna
  • Instrumententierung: Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
  • Sound engineer: Al Hemberger, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, James Auwarter, Mikkel Eriksen
  • Assistant: Phil Tan
  • Production: Stargate