Label: Music Club Deluxe - MCDLX170 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation Slipcase • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Europop
The song features the violin of "White Rum" Raymond,  and was popular in Jamaica as well as in the UK when a deejay version by U-Roy was released in Both tracks from the single were included on the collection On the Beach. The song was released as a single in by Gregory Isaacs ; this version was produced by Tony "Prince Tony" Robinson. It was released on Isaacs' own African Museum label, and on the Front Line label in Jamaica as a inch discomix featuring a new deejay version by U-Roy.
It was released as the lead single from the band's fifth studio albumAutoamericangiving Blondie their third number one single on the US Billboard Hot chart and their fifth in the UK where The Tide Is High - Billie* - The Singles Collection became Blondie's last I Wanna Be A Hippy (Dano No Sweat Mix) - Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy number one for 18 years, until " Maria " in February The track also reached number one in Canada and New Zealand, and was a Top 5 hit on many European charts as well as in countries including Australia and South Africa.
Blondie re-recorded the song for the compilation album Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux. The compilation was part of a 2-disc set called Blondie 4 0 Everwhich included their tenth studio album Ghosts of When The Lights Go Out - Brainstorm - 7 Steps Of Fresh Air (Deluxe Version) (All Media, Album)and marked the 40th anniversary of the band's formation.
A music video was produced, directed by Hart Perry. It depicts the band waiting out on the street for singer Debbie Harrywho appears to be trapped in a flooding apartment. All the while she is being monitored from outer space by what appears to be a Darth Vader -like alien being.
She soon reunites with the band on the street and they drive to a rocket launch and fly into space. They then crash into the spaceship or space station.
Harry confronts the alien being and begins dancing with him. InPapa Dee covered the song on his album The Journey.
Their version of the song also added a new bridgehence the subtitle "Get the Feeling". This was the group's third and final UK number one single. This version of "The Tide Is High" was selected by The Daily Telegraph writer David Cheal as one of his "Top five awful cover versions" indescribing it as "a ghastly, sickly confection that has none of the wistfulness or soulfulness of either Blondie's version or the Paragons' original". The group performed the track for the first time ever with the original line-up for their reformation on The Big Reunionwith Kerry Katona performing Jenny Frost 's vocals.
It was released in Colombia, Mexico and Spain, but failed to chart. However, the song promoted Atomic Kitten's second studio album Feels So Good in Mexico, and as a result, the album peaked at number 69 on the charts there; it was also included on the Spanish version of Atomic Kitten's Greatest Hits album. The music video is Atomic Kitten's most famous due to band member Natasha Hamilton being heavily pregnant at the time.
The video begins with the group walking up to the screen. A flashing rainbow can be seen in the background. Whenever the chorus of the song is heard, a dance accompanies it. Hamilton, Liz McClarnon and Jenny Frost do a simplistic dance that they would also perform during live shows. Four men are seen dancing alongside the women with slightly different The Tide Is High - Billie* - The Singles Collection . A sign that reads "Atomic" can be seen flashing throughout the video and on clips on the "behind the scenes" version showing one girl dancing and three girls dancing.
Each group member has a different set for their solo. McClarnon is next to a silver tree, with a purple background and a repeating pattern of the same tree that she is dancing beside. Frost is next to a car while Hamilton is seen in a pink-coloured room with "number 1" signs. At the song's bridge, the three women are seen dancing near fluorescent purple lights. Atomic Kitten's version of the song proved successful on the charts, selling over 1. It spent three weeks at number one in Firenze Sogna - Jan Langosz E La Sua Orchestra* - Acquarello Italiano United Kingdom sellingcopies in the first week; it was eventually certified Gold and has sold overcopiesand is the group's third and final UK number one.
The track also topped the charts in Ireland and New Zealandand was a Top 5 hit in many other countries, including AustraliaBelgiumGermanythe Netherlands and Turkey amongst others.
Produced by Supa Dupsthe song — a percussive, dancehall-infused hip hop update — was released in September as the fourth single from Offishall's fourth album Not The Tide Is High - Billie* - The Singles Collection Sale. Aside from the version featuring Keri Hilson, there are three other versions of "Numba 1 Tide Is High ": one version featured Nicole Scherzinger ; another featured Rihanna ; a third had both Scherzinger and Rihanna, and a further version as a mash-up interpretation had Scherzinger, Rihanna and Hilson together.
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