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The Tide Is High song title page

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1 The Tide Is High   1967  
  The Paragons  
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2 The Tide Is High 5 1   Jan 1981  
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3 The Tide Is High   Aug 1997  
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4 The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)   Oct 2002  
  Atomic Kitten  
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5 Numba 1 (Tide Is High)   Feb 2009  
  Kardinal Offishall Featuring Keri Hilson  
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6 Numba 1 (Tide Is High)   Feb 2009  
  Kardinal Offishall Featuring Rihanna  

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The Tide Is High was a 1981 number one hit by new wave group Blondie. The song was first made famous in 1967 by reggae group The Paragons. In 2002, Atomic Kitten updated the song and had an international hit with it. Then, in 2009, rapper Kardinal Offishall extensively reworked the song, renaming it Numba 1 (Tide Is High) with a darker feel. His version featuring Rihanna was a popular alternate take.

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