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    "Float On" is a 1977 hit song by the R&B/soul group The Floaters. The spoken verses combine two popular memes from the time, star signs and video and phone dating, in lines such as Aquarius and my name is Ralph / Now I like a woman who loves her freedom. The song was co-written by James Mitchell of The Detroit Emeralds group.

    Released from their self-titled debut album, it became one of the biggest singles of the year, spending six weeks at number one on the US Hot Soul Singles chart and was also a crossover hit, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. [1] "Float On" also reached number one on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and number five on the Irish Singles Chart. The song was covered by hip-hop band Stetsasonic on its album In Full Gear (1988).[3]

    Also in 1977, Cheech and Chong released a parody of the song called "Bloat On". It was later included on their 1980 album Let's Make a New Dope Deal.


    from the album The Floaters
    B-side "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Released June 1977
    Format 7" single, 12" single
    Genre Soul
    Length
    4:13 (single edit)

    11:49 (album version)
    Label ABC
    Writer(s) Marvin Willis
    Arnold Ingram
    James Mitchell
    Producer(s) Woody Wilson
    Certification Gold