Slow Boat to China

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"Slow Boat to China"
Single by Girls Next Door
from the album The Girls Next Door
B-side "Pretty Boy's Cadillac"
Released May 1986
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:26
Label MTM
Songwriter(s) Mike Ragogna
Producer(s) Tommy West
Girls Next Door singles chronology
"Love Will Get You Through Times with No Money"
(1986)
"Slow Boat to China"
(1986)
"Baby I Want It"
(1986)

"Love Will Get You Through Times with No Money"
(1986)
"Slow Boat to China"
(1986)
"Baby I Want It"
(1986)

"Slow Boat to China" is a song written by Mike Ragogna and recorded by American country music group Girls Next Door. It was released in May 1986 as the second single from their album The Girls Next Door. The song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

An uncredited review in Cash Box magazine was favorable, saying that the group "entertains with their strong vocals and tight harmony. The easy-flowing melody should help the Girls’ new single sail into the Top 10, creating waves all along the way."[2] A review from Billboard was also positive, calling the song "a brisk, pop-flavored effort."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 162. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Feature picks" (PDF). Cash Box: 29. June 7, 1986. 
  3. ^ "Country: Picks". Billboard: 61. May 31, 1986.