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.
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.
My fave Tommy James piece.