Da Balla/Ball N' Chain
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"Da Balla " AKA "Make This love Right" (more commonly known as "The Ball And Chain"), is a single written and produced by New jersey house music producer Romanthony. The song was released on Azuli Records of New York in 1993. The song is significant as it was something of a cultural craze/anomaly in the city of Cork, Republic of Ireland, in the late 1990's where it became an anthem for younger people. Copies of this rather innocuous record were routinely sold for close to IE£100 (€127) in the city and it received extensive air-play on mainstream local radio and in nightclubs.
The nickname for the record comes from the following prominent lines in the song:
The ball and chain, will never break me down, see I can't stand the pain, of having you around, I want to get higher and higher and higher, and soar into the sky.
Such was the demand for the record in Cork that a special repress was made in the year 2000.
Sir Henrys Niteclub(Greg n' Shane) Promoted it first.
"Da balla biy."
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