Hit the Road Jack (1:58)

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“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by Percy Mayfield and recorded by Ray Charles, with the Raelets (backing & counterpoint vocals). It hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning on Monday, October 9, 1961. This song is a tribute to Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the road”


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