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.

7 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.

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