"Go All the Way" is a hit single by Raspberries, released in July 1972 written by band leader Eric Carmen. The song reached the Top 5 on three principal U.S. charts, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Cashbox and #3 on Record World. The tune 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 U.S. 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 repeat of the words "come on", in the bridge or middle section, is loosely based on the "come on"s that The Beatles did in "Please Please Me" (another sexually suggestive song).
The tune ranked at #33 on Billboard 's Top 100 Singles of 1972 year-end list (#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 #91. "Go All the Way" appeared in Blender magazine's July 2006 issue as one of its "Greatest Songs Ever".