On A Ragga Tip
SL2 Lyrics


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Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ay um ba day
Ba day ba wadladie day
Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ay um ba da- ay um ba da-da-da-da wadladie day!

Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ay um ba day
Ba day ba wadladie day
Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ay um ba da- ay um ba da-da-da-da wadladie day one!

Ey ba day ba wadladie day one!
Ey ba day ba wadladie day one!
Ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ay um ba da- ay um ba da-da-da-da wadladie day one!

Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day one!





One!

Overall Meaning

"On A Ragga Tip" by SL2 is an original 90s rave classic that has stood the test of time. The lyrics, on the surface, may appear nonsensical, but they reflect the free-spirited, carefree attitude of the rave scene. The song's title, "On A Ragga Tip," suggests a Caribbean flavor, referring to "ragga," a style of reggae that emerged in Jamaica in the 1980s.


The song's opening lyrics, "Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day, Ay um ba day," are essentially meaningless, but they serve as a chant to hype up the crowd. The repetition of "wadladie day" is a nod to the use of Jamaican Patois or Creole, which incorporates words from African, English, and Spanish languages. The refrain "On A Ragga Tip" is repeated throughout the song, and the call-and-response structure allows fans to join in with the lyrics.


Overall, "On A Ragga Tip" celebrates the carefree and rebellious spirit of the 90s rave scene. The song's fast-paced beat and energetic lyrics have made it a timeless classic.


Interesting facts about "On A Ragga Tip":


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Expression of excitement and joy


Ay um ba day
Undecipherable


Ba day ba wadladie day
Repetition of previous expression


Ay um ba da- ay um ba da-da-da-da wadladie day!
Undecipherable


Ey ba day ba wadladie day one!
Reiteration of previous excitement


Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day one!
Higher level of excitement


Ey ba day ba wadladie day
Repetition of excitement


Ay um ba da- ay um ba da-da-da-da wadladie day one!
Undecipherable expression


Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day
Expression of continued excitement


Ey ey ba day ba wadladie day one!
Expression of peak excitement


One!
Indication of end of song




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: A. JAMES, B. DREAD, J. SCREECHIE, JOHN FERNANDEZ, M. BURNETT, MATTHEW DAVID NELSON, S. ELTON

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Defenderpapiol

SL2 ‎– On A Ragga Tip
Sello:
XL Recordings ‎– XLT-29
Formato:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Damont Pressing
País:
UK
Publicado:
04 Apr 1992
Género:
Electronic
Estilo:
Breakbeat, Hardcore, Acid
Lista de Títulos
A1 On A Ragga Tip (Original Mix) 5:11
A2 Pleasure (Original Mix) 4:05
AA1 Changing Trax (Original Mix) 5:00
AA2 Bassquake (Plus 8 Mix) 4:26

https://www.discogs.com/es/SL2-On-A-Ragga-Tip/release/13076



All comments from YouTube:

MooiKlassiek

It's 2023 and this one is still an absolute smasher.

tomarmstrong158

i can't be the only one that this video makes you feel the urge to throw on a retro tracksuit, find an abandoned warehouse, drop a few pills and just go nuts for the foreseeable future

vrolijkefrans187

songs like this make me proud to be a kid from the 80's and 90's........still gives me goosebumps every time i hear it.

jack williams

Still a great tune, hunted this down for my girlfriend in 92. She has been my wife for 20 years now, great days:0

azaas

SL2 along with Altern8, Acen and the Prodigy are probably the top breakbeat producers of all times

Alex Garas

Love the 90s rave style of dance moves, takes me back. Classic tunez

Clouded_WCUE.

I've said it before and I will say it again. This tune is as fresh today than when it first came out.

Sabrina Trusty

Im 16 and sooooo glad i found music like this. This can never compare to the dance music now

toeragtoolbox

You have no idea how hard it was to find this by lyrics vaguely remembered.
And then just found it today by reading a random post.
A great feeling, achieving one of your life goals!!

Boom Headshot

I love YouTube , I'm 52 now and still come back to listen to all these great tunes I used to lose me marbles to all them years ago , wish time travel was a thing 🙂

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