Ocean Drive (Lighthouse Family song)

"Ocean Drive" is a song written by British duo Lighthouse Family, for their debut album, Ocean Drive (1995). The song was released as the second single from the album, produced by Mike Peden, in October 1995 and reached the top 40 in the UK Singles Chart. It was later re-released, slightly remixed and with new vocals, in May 1996 and reached the top 20 in the UK chart. This version also appeared on the duo's 2002 Greatest Hits album.

"Ocean Drive"
Lighthouse Family Ocean Drive.jpg
1995 CD single
Single by Lighthouse Family
from the album Ocean Drive
Released9 October 1993
27 May 1996 (Re-release)
FormatCD, 12", cassette
RecordedBattery Studios 1993
GenrePop, acoustic
Length3:46
LabelWildcard / Polydor
Songwriter(s)Paul Tucker
Producer(s)Mike Peden
Lighthouse Family singles chronology
"Lifted"
(1993)
"Ocean Drive"
(1993)
"Goodbye Heartbreak"
(1996)
Audio sample
"Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive"

Background and writingEdit

The song was written and composed by keyboard-player Paul Tucker and sung by Tunde Baiyewu. The song is named after the drive from Roker Pier, Sunderland to Ocean Road South Shields.

The trumpet solo is by Tim Kellett.

Track listingEdit

  • UK CD (1995)
  1. "Ocean Drive" (7" Mix) — 3:46
  2. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee R&B Mix) — 6:40
  3. "Ocean Drive" (Rokstone Dub Mix) — 5:17
  4. "Ocean Drive" (Tactica Mix) — 3:06
  • UK Cassette (1995)
  1. "Ocean Drive" (7" Mix) — 3:46
  2. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee 7" R&B Mix)
  • UK CD (1996)
  1. "Ocean Drive" (7" Radio Mix) — 4:02
  2. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee R&B Mix) — 4:01
  3. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee '96 Mix) — 4:46
  4. "Lifted" (Acoustic) — 3:15
  • UK Cassette (1996)
  1. "Ocean Drive" (7" Radio Mix) — 4:02
  2. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee R&B Mix) — 4:01
  3. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee '96 Mix) — 4:46

ChartsEdit

Original releaseEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[1] 87
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 55
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 34

Re-releaseEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 69
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[6] 40
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 11

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver 200,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eurochar Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 21 October 1995. p. 23. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Eurochar Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 8 June 1996. p. 16. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (8.6. – 14.6. '96)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 8 June 1996. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  9. ^ "British single certifications – Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 March 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Ocean Drive in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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