"Go All the Way" is a single by American pop-rock group Raspberries, released in July 1972 and written by band leader Eric Carmen. The song reached the Top 5 on three principal US charts, number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on Cashbox and number 3 on Record World. The single sold more than 1.3 million copies and earned the band their first Gold Record Award. It was their second single release, their all-time biggest US hit, and appeared on their debut LP, Raspberries.
Because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, considered risqué for the day, the song was banned by the BBC.
The tune ranked at number 33 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles of 1972 year-end list (number 39 on Cashbox's year-end best-sellers countdown). In 1989, Spin magazine named "Go All the Way" in its list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time", ranking it at number 91. "Go All the Way" appeared in Blender magazine's July 2006 issue as one of its "Greatest Songs Ever".
^Staff, Goldmine (September 18, 2011). "10 Albums that changed Eddie Trunk's life". Goldminemag.com/. Goldmine (magazine). "Go All The Way" was the first time I ever heard distorted electric guitar and power chords. I was a kid in my parents' back seat, and it came through the AM radio, and my hair stood up. Raspberries were the first real rock I ever heard, and I was consumed instantly