Sail On (song)

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"Sail On"
Single by Commodores
from the album Midnight Magic
  • "Thumpin' Music" (US)
  • "Captain Quick Draw" (UK)
ReleasedMay 1979
Format7" single
GenrePop, R&B
Songwriter(s)Lionel Richie
Producer(s)James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores singles chronology
"Flying High"
"Sail On"

"Sail On" is a Commodores song written by Lionel Richie from their 1979 album Midnight Magic. Released as the first of three singles from the album, it was produced by both Commodores and James Anthony Carmichael. The song reached the top ten on both the US and UK music charts that same year. Richie later recorded the song with Tim McGraw for 2012's Tuskegee.

Track listings[edit]

US 7" single

  1. "Sail On" – 3:57
  2. "Thumpin' Music" – 3:24

UK 7" single

  1. "Sail On" – 3:57
  2. "Captain Quick Draw" – 3:00


Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[1] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[2] 9
UK Singles Chart 8
Year-end chart (1980) Rank
US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)[3] 98


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research.
  3. ^ "1979 Talent in Action – Year End Charts : Pop Singles". Billboard. 91 (51): TIA-10. December 22, 1979.

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