Coverafbeelding The Floaters - Float On
  • Statistieken
  •   10 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   239 punten
  •   1977

Artiestinformatie

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The Floaters waren een Amerikaanse R & B- vocale groep , afkomstig uit Detroit , Michigan . De groep werd in 1976 gevormd. De groep is vooral bekend om hun nummer " Float On " uit 1977,Het nummer bereikte in de Top 40 de 5e plaats en stond 10 weken in de Top 40. Het nummer bereikte op de Billboard Hot 100 de 2e plaats en de nummer 1 positie in UK Singles Chart.

De band werd gevormd door de voormalige zanger van Detroit Emeralds, James Mitchell, met zijn broer Paul Mitchell, Larry Cunningham, Charles Clark en de niet-verwante Ralph Mitchell.
De Detroit Emeralds hadden in 1973 een Top 40 hit met Feel the need in me.

James Mitchell schreef de enige grote hit van de band, Float on", met Arnold Ingram en Marvin Willis. In de tekst belichten elk lid van de band, die zichzelf voorstelde met hun naam, een astrologisch teken en de ideale type romantische partner.
De groep is dus een typische one hit wonder.

Larry Cunningham (geboren op 23 juni 1951) stierf op 10 januari 2019 op 67-jarige leeftijd.
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Songtekst

Aquarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer
Ralph, Charles, Paul, Larry

Float, float on
Float on, float on
Float, float, float on
Float on, float on

Float, float on
Float on, float on
Float, float, float on
Float on, float on

Float, float on
Float on, float on
Float, float, float on
Float on, float on

Aquarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer
Ralph, Charles, Paul, Larry

Aquarius and my name is Ralph
Now I like a woman who loves her freedom
And I like a woman who can hold her own
And if you fit that description, baby, come with me

Take my hand
Come with me, baby, to Love Land
Let me show you how sweet it could be
Sharing love with me, I want you to

Float, float on
(Come on, come on, come on, baby, yeah, yeah)
Float on, float on
(Ooh, ooh, baby)

Float, float, float on
Float on
(Float with me)
Float on

Libra and my name is Charles, now I like a woman that's quiet
A woman who carries herself like Miss Universe
A woman who would take me in her arms
And she would say, "Charles, yeah"
And if you fit that description, this is for you especially

Mmm, take my hand
Come with me, baby, to Love Land
Let me show you how sweet it could be
Sharing loving with me, I want you to

Float, float on
(Girl, yes)
Float on, float on
(With Charles)
Float, float, float on
(Ooh, yeah)
Float on, float on

Leo and my name is Paul
You see I like all women of the world
You see to me all women are wild flowers
And if you understand what I'm sayin', I want you to

Mmm, take my hand
Come with me, baby, to Love Land
Let me show you how sweet it could be
Sharing love with me, I want you to

Float, float on
(So float with me, baby)
Float on, float on
(Yeah)
Float, float, float on
(Float with Paul, y'all)
Float on, float on

Cancer and my name is Larry, huh
And I like a woman that loves everything and everybody
Because I love everybody and everything
And you know what, ladies, if you feel that this is you
Then this is what I want you to do

Ooh, yeah, take my hand
Let me take you to Love Land
Let me show you how sweet it could be
Sharing your love with Larry, listen

Float, float on
(You better float with me now)
Float on, float on
(Float on)
Float, float, float on
(Yeah, yeah, you better float on, float on, ah)

Songinformatie

ArtiestThe Floaters
 A-kant
Titel Float On
Lengte 4:13
Componist(en) M. Willis, A. Ingram, J. Mitchell
Producer(s) Woody Wilson for Fee Records
 B-kant
Titel Everything Happens For A Reason
Lengte 3:58
Componist(en) A. Ingram, J. Mitchell
Producer(s) Woody Wilson for Fee Records
 
Platenlabel ABC
Catalogusnr 11 368AT
Album The Floaters


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