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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #110: ‘Draggin’ The Line’- Tommy James. June 12, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Draggin’ The Line’- Tommy James
  • Record Company- Roulette
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by Tommy James and Bob King
  • Time: 2:45
  • B-side: ‘Church Street Soul Revival’
  • Album-Christian Of The World
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #5 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

“Draggin’ The Line’ was originally to be the b-side- but it was regarded as having hit potential and it became the a-side. The b-side- the original a-side ” Church Street Revival” peaked at #62. ‘Draggin’ The Line’ was Tommy James first hit after leaving The Shondells- and his biggest hit as a solo artist.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #110: ‘DRAGGIN THE LINE’-TOMMY JAMES

  1. always liked this one, though I think for first ten years or so I heard it I didn’t know what the title was …what he was doing to the line. REM did a decent cover version as a b-side once.

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