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Ray Charles

Hit The Road Jack

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  • Rock
  • Space
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  • 1961
  • 2011
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1955

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“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by rhythm and bluesman Percy Mayfield and first recorded in 1960 as an a capella demo sent to Art Rupe, available on the Memory Pain CD vol. 2, Specialty Records SPCD-7027-2. It became famous after it was recorded by singer-pianist Ray Charles. It hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on Monday, October 9, 1961. The song was also number one on the R&B Sides chart for five weeks, becoming Ray Charles’ sixth number one on that chart. The song is ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don't you come back no more ... Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more ... Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more

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This song is listed #377 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Ray Charles (See Charts): Don'T Change On Me, Take These Chains From My Heart, A Fool For You, I Don’t Need No Doctor, Unchain My Heart, Baby, It'S Cold Outside, Mary Ann, Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand, America The Beautiful, and Tell Me You'Ll Wait For Me.

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