“Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles goes No.1 on Hot 100 in 1961

It’s one of the most covered songs in the world and it was one of Ray Charles concert staples

“Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles goes No.1 on Hot 100 in 1961

One of the most famous songs of the 20th century, “Hit The Road Jack” was not originally written for Ray Charles, but it was with his version that it became known. His version (that he sings with Margie Hendrix from The Raelettes) hit No.1 on the Hot 100 on October 9th, 1961 and stayed at the position for two consecutive weeks. Charles was awarded a Grammy for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording. “Hit The Road Jack” was originally written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield who first recorded it in 1960, it’s one of the most covered songs in the world and it was one of Ray Charles concert staples along with “What’d I Say” and “I Got A Woman”.

Watch Ray Charles performing “Hit The Road Jack” live in 1961 backed up by the The Raelettes

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