Top Down (Fast Ryde song)

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"Top Down"
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Single by Fast Ryde
Released April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19) [1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009–10
Genre Country
Label Republic Nashville
  • James Harrison
  • Jody Stevens
Producer(s) Jody Stevens
Fast Ryde singles chronology
"Make It Rain"
"Top Down"

"Make It Rain"
"Top Down"

"Top Down" is a song written and recorded by song by American country music duo Fast Ryde. It was released in April 2010 as the duo's final single.

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Fast Ryde

Fast Ryde was an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters James Harrison and Jody Stevens, both of whom sing and play guitar. The duo was signed to Republic Records Nashville and has released three singles: "That Thang", which charted at number 38 on Hot Country Songs, plus "Make It Rain" and "Top Down".



The song is an uptempo song about summertime fun. The first verse features heavy use of autotune from the band members.

Critical reception

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock criticized the duo's use of autotune," but also wrote that "One could even argue that the backing instruments are even more ‘country,’ with audible steel guitar and fiddles, than many of those other songs. This song, despite my own reservations about it because of the 'autotune' usage, is actually likely to give Fast Ryde what they’re looking for - their breakthrough single." [2]

Music video

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered in May 2010. [3]

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  2. Matt Bjorke (2010-01-28). "Fast Ryde - "Top Down"". Roughstock.
  3. "CMT : Videos : Fast Ryde : Top Down". Country Music Television . Retrieved November 21, 2015.