Do That to Me One More Time
|"Do That to Me One More Time"|
|Single by Captain & Tennille|
|from the album Make Your Move|
|B-side||"Deep in the Dark"|
|Format||7" single (45 rpm)|
|Length||3:45 (single version)|
4:17 (album version)
|Captain & Tennille singles chronology|
"Do That to Me One More Time" is a song performed by the American pop duo Captain & Tennille. It was their 13th charting hit in the United States, and their second number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was included on the duo's 1979 studio album, Make Your Move, and was written by Toni Tennille. It features a Lyricon solo by saxophonist Tom Scott, though Captain mimed to this part on a descant recorder in the promotional video. Even though an edited version was released as a single, yet another version was created for their many TV performances promoting the song. This version contained a "natural" ending, opposed to the fade-out ending that was featured on the single and album versions. This version was mainly lip-synced by Tennille on such TV programs.
After a decline in popularity from the height of their success in the mid-1970s, the Captain and Tennille signed with Casablanca Records under the guidance of Neil Bogart. "Do That to Me One More Time" was a comeback for the duo, but they failed to achieve further success on Casablanca and their contract was not renewed. Vocalist and songwriter Toni Tennille played the song for Bogart at her house with husband Daryl Dragon in Pacific Palisades, California on an electric piano. Bogart reacted enthusiastically, saying: "That's a smash! There's no doubt in my mind that's going to be your first single." According to Billboard, the song is about sex, specifically "male virility."
"Do That to Me One More Time" became Captain & Tennille's second and final number-one hit (also their final Top 40 song in the U.S.) when it reached the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week ending February 16, 1980. The song had logged four consecutive weeks in the runner-up position on this chart behind Michael Jackson's hit "Rock with You" before ascending to the top of the chart. The song spent a single week in the pole position before being succeeded on February 23 by Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". Overall, "Do That to Me One More Time" spent 27 weeks on the Hot 100. The song also achieved some crossover success on the Billboard adult contemporary and R&B charts. It was their highest-charting hit on the UK Singles Chart, where it reached #7 in March 1980. The duo also recorded a version of the song in Spanish translated as Amame Una Vez Mas.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||4|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||58|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||1|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||5|
|Dutch Top 40||2|
|South Africa (Springbok)||1|
|South Africa ||14|
|US Billboard Hot 100||5|
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