EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #229: “RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE”- BLUES IMAGE

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #229. “Ride Captain Ride”- Blues Image. Top debuting single May 9, 1970.

  • Single: ” Ride Captain Ride”- Blues Image
  • Record Company- Atco
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Frank Konte, Mike Pinera.
  • Time: 3:06
  • B-side:”Pay My Dues”
  • Album- Open
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #4 15 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Blues Image was a rock band from Tampa, Florida. They would qualify as a one-hit wonder- while they had 2 Hot 100 hits- only one- “Ride Captain Ride” made it to the Top 40. Whenever I hear this song -it triggers great memories- in the late 70’s early 80’s whenever Willie Stargell my all time favorite baseball player- would come to the plate for the Pirates- they would play “Ride Captain Ride” over the PA system.

9 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #229: “RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE”- BLUES IMAGE

  1. When I was a little girl, we didn’t have much money. It was a real treat if we got to go to Abbey’s Pizza Inn for supper once a month. Abbey’s had a jukebox, and sometimes my folks would give me a quarter: the cost of three songs. I almost always chose Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” … and “Ride Captain Ride.”

    Thanks for another great memory.

    • I don’t know why but it was always fun to pop a quarter in the jukebox and make a couple choices as a kid. It was like- everyone is listening to a song that I picked! Those were great choices.

  2. This song and Brandy are always linked together for me…I can’t think of one without the other. Maybe it’s the water theme? Great song regardless.

  3. This was the song I always waited for on the radio in the summer of 1970 (along with Hitchin’ a Ride, but that one doesn’t hold up nearly as well) :d

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