Let it Ride

February 27, 2018 David Sukola

David Sukola

Let It Ride is a 1974 single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, written by Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, with the latter providing lead vocals. It was first recorded for the 1973 album Bachman–Turner Overdrive II. The single peaked at #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 27, 1974 and spent two weeks at #14 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song reached #3.

The tune was inspired by a traffic jam. The band was in their tour bus, on a highway, and were boxed in by a couple of trucks. When the bus and the trucks reached a rest area, the musicians confronted the truck drivers, who responded by saying the band should take it easy and just let it ride.