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If you want to reminisce, reminisce about Laid Back's 'White Horse'

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November

You got to hand it to the Euros and ‘80s dance music. Perhaps because disco never died in Europe, it was easy for synth-pop bands to move into the electronic age and produce great songs like Laid Back's White Horse.

Laid Back is a duo from Denmark and White Horse was originally the B-Side to a single called Sunshine Reggae but once DJ's discovered the flip side, White Horse galloped to the top spot on the dance charts all over the world and even reached No. 26 on the U.S. Top 40 in 1984.

While the title seems harmless, those in the know figured out the song was about drugs. White Horse is a slang name for heroin and the song also mentions White Pony which is slang for cocaine. Some versions of the song included a curse word which made the song more controversial in some regions.

Laid Back is still together, touring Europe and has even released a new album this year entitled "Uptimistic."

[Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 8:01am]

    

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