Friday, 17 April 2015

2 Unlimited 'No Limit'

Chart Peak: 1
2 Unlimited - Anita Dels and Kid Ray Slijngaard are from Amesterdam... They are, of course, the first Dutch duo to top the UK chart since Pussycat in 1976 and 'No Limit' is the latest in a string of hits that started in 1991 with 'Are You Ready For This'.
A pedant writes: Pussycat (who topped the chart with 'Mississippi') were a trio, and the first 2 Unlimited hit was called 'Get Ready For This'. It's on Now 20.

Another track that was released in the UK by PWL, though of course it didn't originate there. Pete Waterman was, however, responsible for the UK edit which, like most of the act's early hits, dropped Ray Slijngaard's rap; he's pretty much left to chant "Techno techno techno techno!" Is this even techno? I never understood dance subgenres. That said, having heard the original version of the track, I wouldn't call the rap a great loss.

'No Limit' - sometimes wrongly referred to as No Limits, which was the title of the parent album - is another of the handful of songs I remember from the time, not only because it was a massive Number One hit but because its rather limited lyrical content was an easy target for parody. I probably agreed at the time but now I look on it with a less jaundiced eye - and of course I know that the version with more lyrics isn't better. It's certainly catchy and has more energy than the West End track, even if I don't want to listen to it every day.

Also appearing on: Now 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
Available on: Unlimited Hits & Remixes

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