Let It Ride (Bachman–Turner Overdrive song)
|"Let It Ride"|
|Single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive|
|from the album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II|
|Writer(s)||Randy Bachman, Fred Turner|
|Bachman-Turner Overdrive singles chronology|
"Let It Ride" is a 1974 single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, written by Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, with the latter providing lead vocals. It was first recorded for the 1973 album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. The single peaked at #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 27, 1974 and spent two weeks at #14 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song reached #3.
The tune was inspired by a traffic jam. The band was in their tour bus, on a highway, and were boxed in by a couple of trucks. When the bus and the trucks reached a rest area, the musicians confronted the truck drivers, who responded by saying the band should take it easy and just let it ride.
The song was covered by Canadian rock band Big Sugar on their 1998 album, Heated. It was also covered by Canadian country music group Farmer's Daughter on their 1998 album This Is the Life. Their version was released as a single in 1999 and peaked at #30 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.
Weekly singles charts
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||23|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100 ||14|
Uses in popular culture
- "Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
- Interview track on King Biscuit: Bachman–Turner Overdrive, King Biscuit Flower Hour Records
- "RPM Country Tracks". RPM. September 13, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
- "Video: Kobra And The Lotus Covers Alannah Myles's 'Black Velvet' On 'Words Of The Prophets' Ep - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- , Let it Ride by Bachman-Turner Overdrive Songfacts