Sitting at the Wheel

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"Sitting at the Wheel"
Single by The Moody Blues
from the album The Present
B-side "Sorry" (UK)
"Going Nowhere" (US)
Released August 1983
Recorded 8 March - 10 December 1982
Genre New wave
Length 5:40 (album)
3:30 (single edit)
7:32 (Germany 12-inch single remix)
Label Threshold
Writer(s) John Lodge
Producer(s) Pip Williams
The Moody Blues singles chronology
"Blue World"
(1983) (UK)
"Talking Out of Turn" (1981) (US)
"Sitting at the Wheel"
"Blue World"
(1983) (US)
"Running Water" (UK)

"Sitting at the Wheel" is a 1983 hit single by The Moody Blues, written by John Lodge. It was released in the US as the leadoff single from The Present in August 1983 and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 3, 1983. In the UK, "Sitting At The Wheel" was released in November 1983 as the second single from The Present, following "Blue World". In interviews, Lodge has stated that he was listening to "Running On Empty" by Jackson Browne when he wrote "Sitting At The Wheel". The song was a success for The Moody Blues, charting at #3 on the Mainstream Rock chart and peaking at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100.