Ocean Drive (Lighthouse Family song)

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"Ocean Drive"
Lighthouse Family Ocean Drive.jpg
1995 CD single
Single by Lighthouse Family
from the album Ocean Drive
Released 9 October 1995
27 May 1996 (Re-release)
Format CD, 12", cassette
Recorded Battery Studios 1995
Genre Pop, acoustic
Length 3:46
Label Wildcard / Polydor
Songwriter(s) Paul Tucker
Producer(s) Mike Peden
Lighthouse Family singles chronology
"Ocean Drive"
"Goodbye Heartbreak"
"Ocean Drive"
"Goodbye Heartbreak"
Greatest Hits track listing
"Ocean Drive"
Audio sample
"Lighthouse Family - Ocean Drive"

"Ocean Drive" is a song written by British duo Lighthouse Family, for their debut album, Ocean Drive (1996). 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.

Background and writing[edit]

The song was written and composed by keyboard-payer Paul Tucker and sung by Tunde Baiyewu, the song is named after one of the main roads in South Shields, North East England.

The trumpet solo is by Tim Kellett.

Track listing and formats[edit]

# Title Length
UK CD single (1995)[1][2]
1. "Ocean Drive" (7" Mix) 3:46
2. "Ocean Drive" (Linslee R&B mix) 4:00
3. "Ocean Drive" (Rokstone dub mix) 5:19
4. "Ocean Drive" (Tactica mix) 3:06
# Title Length
UK CD single (1996)[3][4]
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 version) 3:15


Original release[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 87
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 34


Chart (1996) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 40
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 69
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 11


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