Roll with It (Steve Winwood song)

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"Roll with It"
Steve Winwood Roll with It single.jpg
Artwork for UK releases
Single by Steve Winwood
from the album Roll with It
B-side "The Morning Side"
Released August 11, 1988
Format 12", 7"
Genre Pop rock, blues
Length 5:20 (album version)
4:30 (single edit)
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Steve Winwood, Will Jennings, Holland-Dozier-Holland
Producer(s) Steve Winwood, Tom Lord-Alge
Steve Winwood singles chronology
"Talking Back to the Night" (remix)
"Roll with It"
"Put on Your Dancing Shoes"

"Roll with It" is a song recorded by Steve Winwood for his album, Roll with It, released on Virgin Records. It was written by Winwood and songwriter Will Jennings. Publishing rights organization BMI later had Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland credited with co-writing the song due to its resemblance to the Junior Walker hit "(I'm a) Roadrunner".

The single spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the summer of 1988.[1] It topped the Billboard adult contemporary chart for two weeks, and also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart. In addition, the song reached No. 30 on the R&B chart.[2] In the United Kingdom, the song reached No. 53 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song "Roll with It" was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1989, Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal performance. The album Roll with It was also nominated as Album of the Year.



  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 705.
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 336.

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Preceded by
"Hold On to the Nights" by Richard Marx
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 30, 1988 - August 20, 1988
Succeeded by
"Monkey" by George Michael
Preceded by
"Make Me Lose Control" by Eric Carmen
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
August 6, 1988 - August 12, 1988
Succeeded by
"I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" by Elton John