Let's Go Get Stoned (R&B song)

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"Let's Go Get Stoned"
Single by Ray Charles
from the album Crying Time
B-side "The Train"
Released 1966
Genre R&B
Length 2:57
Label ABC Records
Writer(s) Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Josephine Armstead
Producer(s) Joe Adams
Ray Charles singles chronology
"Together Again"
(1966)
"Let's Go Get Stoned"
(1966)
"I Don't Need No Doctor"
(1966)

"Let's Go Get Stoned" is a song originally recorded by The Coasters in May 1965.[1] It was written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Josephine Armstead.

It was a 1966 #1 R&B hit for American recording artist Ray Charles.[2] The single was released shortly after Charles was released from rehab after a sixteen-year heroin addiction. It is notable for being one of Ashford & Simpson's first successful compositions together; the duo also penned Charles' "I Don't Need No Doctor".[3]

Other Covers[edit]

King of the World (Dutch) on their album Can´t go home (2013) Bonnie Bramlett recorded the song on the album "Lady's Choice" Capricorn Records c. 1976

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 31
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recording: Let's Go Get Stoned". Second Hand Songs. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 113. 
  3. ^ Ray Charles, "I Don't Need No Doctor" Retrieved 12, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r75252
  5. ^ James Brown, Fine Old Foxy Self Retrieved February 12, 2012.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
July 23, 1966
Succeeded by
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations