"Go All the Way" is a single by American pop-rock group Raspberries, released in July 1972 and written by band leader Eric Carmen. The song reached the Top 5 on three principal US charts, number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on Cashbox and number 3 on Record World. The single sold more than 1.3 million copies and earned the band their first Gold Record Award. It was their second single release, their all-time biggest US hit, and appeared on their debut LP, Raspberries.
Because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, considered risqué for the day, the song was banned by the BBC.
The tune ranked at number 33 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles of 1972 year-end list (number 39 on Cashbox's year-end best-sellers countdown). In 1989, Spin magazine named "Go All the Way" in its list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time", ranking it at number 91. "Go All the Way" appeared in Blender magazine's July 2006 issue as one of its "Greatest Songs Ever".
"Go All the Way" has been featured in three movies.
Director Cameron Crowe, a Raspberries fan, used the song in his 2000 film Almost Famous. Matthew Sweet and Bangles member Susanna Hoffs included a faithful rendition of the song in their 2009 collaboration Under the Covers, Vol. 2.
The Killers recorded a cover of the song for the 2012 film Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the 1966–1971 TV series Dark Shadows.
The song briefly appears in the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.
In interviews with hard rock/metal personality Eddie Trunk, he states that this song sparked his interest in music due mainly to the distorted guitar riffs. File Hashes