Let It Ride (Bachman-Turner Overdrive song)

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"Let It Ride"
Single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
from the album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II
A-side "Takin' Care of Business"
Released January 1974
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock
Length 4:27
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Randy Bachman, Fred Turner
Producer(s) Randy Bachman

"Let It Ride" is a 1974 single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, written by Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, with the latter providing lead vocals. The song peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was inspired by a traffic jam their tour bus was in. The bus had been boxed in by a couple of trucks. When the band got off at a truck stop, they confronted the drivers of the trucks, whose response was that they should take it easy and just let it ride.

The song was covered by Canadian rock band Big Sugar on their 1998 album, Heated. The song was also covered by Canadian country music group Farmer's Daughter on their 1998 album This Is the Life. Their version was released as a single in 1999 and peaked at number 30 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[1]

Uses in popular culture[edit]

It appears in the 2013 film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.


  1. ^ "RPM Country Tracks". RPM. September 13, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • [1], Let it Ride by Bachman-Turner Overdrive Songfacts