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Right Down the Line on Wikipedia
"Right Down the Line"
Right Down the Line - Gerry Rafferty.jpg
Single by Gerry Rafferty
from the album City to City
B-side"Waiting for the Day"
ReleasedAugust 1978
Recorded1977, Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire, UK
GenreSoft rock, jazz rock , Rock
LabelUnited Artists
Writer(s)Gerry Rafferty
Producer(s)Hugh Murphy, Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty singles chronology

"Right Down the Line" is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. Released as a single in the summer of 1978, it reached #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] and #8 on Cash Box.[2] It was the second release from Rafferty's City to City LP as the follow-up to his first major hit as a solo artist, "Baker Street".

"Right Down the Line" was a bigger adult contemporary hit, spending four nonconsecutive weeks at number one in the U.S.[3] In Canada, the song reached number five on both the pop singles and adult contemporary charts.


  • 1 Chart performance
    • 1.1 Weekly charts
    • 1.2 Year-end charts
  • 2 Cover versions
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Cover versions

Bonnie Raitt covered the song in 2012, including it in her Slipstream album.


  1. ^ a b "Billboard > Artists / Gerry Rafferty > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Cash Box Top 100 10/28/78". 1978-10-28. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 245. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Tsort. "Song artist 809 - Gerry Rafferty". 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
  8. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1978". 30 December 1978. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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