Sail On (song)

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"Sail On"
Single by Commodores
from the album Midnight Magic
B-side "Thumpin' Music" (US)
"Captain Quick Draw" (UK)
Released May 1979
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Label Motown
Writer(s) Lionel Richie
Producer(s) James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores singles chronology
"Flying High"
(1978)
"Sail On"
(1979)
"Still"
(1979)

"Sail On" is a Commodores song written by Lionel Richie from their 1979 album Midnight Magic. Released as the first of three singles from the album, it was produced by both Commodores and James Anthony Carmichael. The song reached the top ten on both the US and UK music charts that same year.

Track listings[edit]

US 7" single

  1. "Sail On" – 3:57
  2. "Thumpin' Music" – 3:24

UK 7" single

  1. "Sail On" – 3:57
  2. "Captain Quick Draw" – 3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[1] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[2] 9
UK Singles Chart 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research.