Song of the Day #2,527: ‘Go All the Way’ – The Raspberries

raspberriesThe best Brit-pop band to actually hail from Cleveland, Ohio, The Raspberries, put out their two best-known albums in 1972.

In April came their self-titled debut, which featured today’s SOTD (their biggest hit), followed by Fresh in April, on which you’ll find the modest hit ‘I Wanna Be With You.’

The band split three years later.

Lead singer Eric Carmen went on to record the sappy ballad ‘All By Myself,’ later covered by Celine Dion and then lip-synced by a guy stuck overnight in the Las Vegas airport.

I never knew how complete love could be
‘Til she kissed me and said

Baby, please, go all the way
It feels so right (feels so right)
Being with you here tonight
Please, go all the way
Just hold me close (hold me close)
Don’t ever let me go

I couldn’t say what I wanted to say
‘Til she whispered, I love you

So please, go all the way
It feels so right (feels so right)
Being with you here tonight
Please, go all the way
Just hold me close (hold me close)
Don’t ever let me go

Before her love
I was cruel and mean
I had a hole in the place
Where my heart should have been

But now I’ve changed
And it feels so strange
I come alive when she does
All those things to me

And she says
(Come on) Come on
(Come on) Come on
(Come on) Come on
(Come on)
I need ya (come on)
I love ya (come on)
I need ya (come on)
Oh, oh, baby

Please, go all the way
It feels so right (feels so right)
Being with you here tonight
Please, go all the way
Just hold me close (hold me close)
Don’t ever let me go no

Go on baby

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,527: ‘Go All the Way’ – The Raspberries

  1. Dana says:

    Not familiar with this song or band. Doesn’t sound like I’m missing much.

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    Are you kidding? OMG – mega hit. I loved this song. But I honestly never knew who sang it.

  3. Amy says:

    I’m intrigued that it must have been on the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack (based on the video you’re featuring), yet you don’t mention its inclusion in that film, that celebrated so many of the sometimes forgotten songs from this era. I wonder how many more of the songs featured on that beloved awesome mix tape came from your birth year.

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