Do That to Me One More Time

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"Do That to Me One More Time"
Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (single).jpg
Single by Captain & Tennille
from the album Make Your Move
B-side"Deep in the Dark"
ReleasedOctober 1979
Format7" single (45 rpm)
GenreSoft rock[1][2]
Length3:45 (single version)
4:17 (album version)
Songwriter(s)Toni Tennille
Producer(s)Daryl Dragon
Captain & Tennille singles chronology
"You Need a Woman Tonight"
"Do That to Me One More Time"
"Love on a Shoestring"

"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."[3] According to Billboard, the song is about sex, specifically "male virility."[4]


"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.[3] 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.[5] 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.

The song was also covered live by Tom Jones, with the gender roles in the lyrics reversed ("Do that to me one more time / Once is never enough / With a girl like you...").[6]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[7] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles[7] 58
UK Singles Chart[8] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart[10] 5
Dutch Top 40[11] 2
South Africa (Springbok)[12] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Rank
South Africa [14] 14
US Billboard Hot 100 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Explore: Soft Rock | Top Songs | AllMusic". 2011-11-12. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ "VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs". Stereogum. SpinMedia. May 31, 2007. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 521.
  4. ^ M. Tye Comer; Mariel Concepcion; Monica Herrera; Jessica Letkemann; Evie Nagy & David J. Prince (February 11, 2010). "The 50 Sexiest Songs Of All Time". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Captain & Tennille - Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  6. ^ "TOM JONES - DO IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME- LIVE IN CONCERT - video dailymotion". Dailymotion.
  7. ^ a b c U.S. chart peak positions Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  9. ^ " – Captain & Tennille – Do That To Me One More Time" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 9 Sep 16.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  11. ^ "Top 40-lijst van week 10, 1980". Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  12. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  14. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 19__". Retrieved 26 December 2018.[permanent dead link]

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