Let Somebody Else Drive

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"Let Somebody Else Drive"
Single by John Anderson
from the album All the People Are Talkin'
B-side "Old Mexico"[1]
Released January 14, 1984
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Warner Bros.
  • John Anderson
  • Lou Bradley
John Anderson singles chronology
"Black Sheep"
"Let Somebody Else Drive"
"I Wish I Could Write You a Song"

"Let Somebody Else Drive" is a song written by Merle Kilgore and Mack Vickery, and recorded by American country music artist John Anderson. It was released in January 1984 as the second single from the album All the People Are Talkin'. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

"Let Somebody Else Drive" is about the dangers of drinking and driving, warning those who drink to "let somebody else drive". The song's success led to Anderson promoting public awareness of drinking and driving through the Florida State Highway Safety Department.[2]

Anderson re-recorded the song for the 1996 compilation NFL Country, a multi-artist compilation album pairing country artists with players in the National Football League. This rendition featured guest vocals from Mike Young.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Kirby, Kip. "Performers still tackling social issues". Billboard: 69. 
  3. ^ "John Anderson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Anderson.

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