David Christie: International Smash Hit! Saddle Up (1982)

Classic! David Christie – Saddle Up (1982).

David Christie - Saddle Up 12" Mix (French release) 1982.

David Christie – Saddle Up 12″ Mix (French release) 1982.

Saddle Up – Written and produced by Jack Robinson and David Christie.

Thirty-two years ago David Christie had a big international hit in the charts with “Saddle Up” in a number of counties as follows :
(# 3 in South Africa, # 4 in Switzerland, # 6 in France in November 1982, #10 in the Netherlands , # 7 in Ireland, # 9 in the UK in September 1982 and # 12 in Germany) during the disco era. Other countries included Belgium, Brazil and even far as Japan.

During this time David made a number TV appearances, and one of his memorable appearances was on a top English music show called Top of The Pops (TOTP). The performance was filmed at BBC studios, London, and was shown on TV on the 26th August 1982 and was later repeated in September.

David Christie’s studio appearance on Top Of The Pops (TOTP), London, UK (1982).

In the UK, “Saddle Up” entered the charts at  #33 and broke into the top 20 at #19. The highest chart position was #9 in September. In total, “Saddle Up” stayed for 12 weeks in the charts in 1982.

UK singles chart for the week ending 25 September 1982.

  1. Eye of the tigerSurvivor
  2. The bitterest pill (I ever had to swallow)The Jam
  3. Private investigationsDire Straits
  4. Walking on sunshineRockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin
  5. All of my heartABC
  6. There it isShalamar
  7. Save a prayerDuran Duran
  8. The messageGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  9. Saddle up – David Christie
  10. Friend or foeAdam Ant
David Christie – Saddle Up / The Look 1982. 7" vinyl

David Christie – Saddle Up / The Look 1982.
7″ vinyl

David Christie performs “Saddle Up” on German pop music show Toppop 1982.

David Christie feat. MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)

In 1990, David collaborated with rapper MC Dee and released an updated version of his hit song titled “Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)” – A nice dance track with a positive message!

David Christie featuring MC Dee - Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) 1990 UK 12" vinyl single.

David Christie featuring MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) 1990 UK 12″ vinyl single.

David Christie featuring MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) music video

 

“Saddle Up” and “Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)” are both available to purchase as digital downloads from all good online stores – Itunes, Amazon, 7 Digital etc.

Saddle Up – Lyrics:

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, sit around and you will just cry
The first step is the longest when the wind is blowin’ strongest
Check out from Heartbreak Hotel, saddle up your horse
And ride like hell

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, get on your high horse and ride

No use herding blues at Rancho Rauncho
Put on your sombrero and your Poncho
Don’t stay where trouble will find you
Go – while the getting’s good
You’ll find the end of a rainbow
Just as soon as you’ve understood

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely …

No use imitating the love ranger,
You don’t have to act just like a stranger
Hard times can easily drown you
Go – don’t let blues surround you,
Good times are there for the taking,
Hit the trail, there’s no mistaking
Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, get on your high horse and ride
Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely …

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