The formation of Laid Back, the Denmark-based duo behind the underground dance classic "White Horse," was a happy accident. Tim Stahl and John Guldberg met up at a Danish studio in the late '70s with the intent to be joined by a third party who never arrived. The duo began playing together and kicking ideas around, and they eventually decided to form Laid Back. Within a short period of time, Stahl and Guldberg landed a contract on Teldec. Their first single, "Maybe I'm Crazy," was released in 1980, preceding their self-titled debut album released the following year. Two years later, the duo jumped ship to Medley and scored a hit in their homeland and South America with the "Sunshine Reggae" single, released in support of their second album, Keep Smiling. Aiding their success was their uniqueness. Unlike most of the Danish groups of the time, Laid Back's vocals were in English; most significantly, they were dabbling in electronic music with a pop emphasis, which wasn't a common formula at the time.