Every so often, I discuss songs which I have always liked, but for whatever reason, never became big hits. Some of them are by famous artists, some are from lesser-known musical acts.
Ridin’ Low – L.A.D.
With previous Awesomely Obscure Songs, I’ve provided a little history about the song, but this one was tough. There’s not too much information about the song or the group L.A.D. on the internet.
I did learn that the song actually reached #1 on the New Zealand music charts. You’d think there would be more information about it, but apparently, the Kiwis don’t write too much about their popular music.
I don’t recall how the song even came to my attention. I seem to remember first hearing it on a CD owned by one of my college roommates. I don’t believe it was an official L.A.D. CD, but rather some sort of compilation. Years later, I remembered liking the song and downloaded the MP3. (Kazaa FTW!) For some reason, the MP3 incorrectly attributed the song to late 90’s Mexican-American rap group Lighter Shade of Brown. It’s a shame they didn’t sing the song, because I was able to find a little bit of information about them. (At least they have a Wikipedia page!)
Regardless, it’s a catchy little feel good tune about cruising around in a car with a girl. It’s the kind of song that makes me wish I still had a convertible.
What do you think? Should Ridin’ Low have been a hit or does it deserve its obscure status?
This post has been part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. In case you couldn’t tell, today’s letter was R and the topic was “Ridin’ Low”