Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation

May 25, 2022

“Rock The Boat” is the work of an American, The Hues Corporation. Wally Holmes wrote “Rock The Boat.” The song was first featured on Wally Holmes’s 1973 debut studio album, Freedom for the Stallion.

“Rock The Boat” was the third single from their album in 1974. The song was to follow up on Stallion’s title song at number sixty-three on the Hot 100. Also, it was a follow-up for “Miracle Maker” that failed to get to the chart.

Initially, “Rock The Boat” showed a promise of flopping because months went by without any sales and airplay. However, the song became a disco beloved in New York later on. The Top 40 finally picked up on the music, and the record finally entered the Hot 100. Also, the song zipped up the chart to number one on July 6, 1974.

There is more to learn about “Rock The Boat,” and the information below will be helpful;

Interesting Facts about “Rock The Boat”

  • The Hues Corporation was a Los Angeles band created in 1969.
  • This black vocal group consisted of Hubert Ann Kelly, Fleming Williams, and St. Clair Lee.
  • “Rock The Boat” was a marine metaphor that defines a love that lasts.
  • “Rock The Boat” is possibly the first disco song that hit #1 in the US.
  • The song was written by the band’s manager, Wally Holmes.
  • Wally Holmes did much songwriting for the rest of the group.
  • Although the song has rock’s name in its title, it does not relate to rock music.
  • “Rock The Boat” inspired the hit “Rock Your Baby.”
  • “Rock The Boat” has been used in a commercial for M&M’s candy.
  • “Rock The Boat” is featured in the 1999 movie Man on the Moon.

Lyrics

So I’d like to know where you got the notion

Said I’d like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat (don’t rock the boat, baby)

Rock the boat (don’t tip the boat over)

Rock the boat (don’t rock the boat, baby)

Rock the boat

Ever since our voyage of love began

Your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind

And your arms have held me safe from a rolling sea

There’s always been a quiet place to harbor you and me

Our love is like a ship on the ocean

We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion

So I’d like to know where, you got the notion

Said I’d like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat (don’t rock the boat, baby)

Rock the boat (don’t tip the boat over)

Rock the boat (don’t rock the boat, baby)

Rock the boat

Up to now, we sailed through every storm

And I’ve always had your tender lips to keep me warm

Oh, I need to have the strength that flows from you

Don’t let me drift away my dear, when love can see me through

Our love is like a ship on the ocean

We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion

So I’d like to know where, you got the notion

Said I’d like to know where, you got the notion

So I’d like to know where, you got the notion

Said I’d like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby

Rock the boat, don’t tip the boat over

Rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby

Rock the boat, don’t tip the boat over

Rock the boat (woo)

Rock the boat (rock on with your bad self)

Rock the boat (rock on with your bad self)

Rock the boat (rock on with your bad self)

Roll yeah, roll yeah, roll yeah, baby

Roll yeah, roll yeah, baby

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

Rock the boat

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