Roll On Down the Highway – Bachman–Turner Overdrive



Roll On Down the Highway is a rock song by the Canadian band Bachman–Turner Overdrive (BTO). It was written by Fred Turner and Robbie Bachman, and released as a single from their 1974 album Not Fragile. The song reached number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 8 on the Cash Box Top 100, and number 4 on the Canadian RPM chart. It was also a hit in the UK, where it peaked at number 22.

The song was inspired by a rejected commercial jingle that Turner and Randy Bachman had written for Ford. Robbie Bachman helped them develop it into a catchy and energetic tune that featured Turner’s raspy vocals and Randy Bachman’s guitar riffs. The lyrics describe a carefree road trip with a lover, enjoying the freedom and excitement of driving fast on the highway.

Roll On Down the Highway is one of BTO’s most popular and enduring songs, and has been covered by several artists, including The Donnas for the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded. It is also a staple of classic rock radio stations and a favorite among fans of BTO.

The different versions published for this album :