Do That to Me One More Time

Album: Make Your Move (1979)
Charted: 7 1

Songfacts®:

  • Many of Captain & Tennille's hits, including their other chart-topper "Love Will Keep Us Together," were written by the team of Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka. "Do That to Me One More Time," however, was written by Toni Tennille. She also wrote the duo's sexually charged 1974 hit "The Way I Want To Touch You."
  • Daryl Dragon (The Captain) and Toni Tennille were such a wholesome couple that they had their own variety show on ABC from 1976-1977. In this song, however, Tennille is clearly singing about foreplay, although ambiguously enough to keep the censors at bay.

    The song was a huge hit, reaching #1 US in February 1980. The following year, another wholesome singer took a lascivious turn when Olivia Newton-John went to #1 with "Physical."
  • Captain & Tennille left their longtime label A&M and signed with Casablanca for the Make Your Move album. Toni Tennille didn't think much of this song when she wrote it, but when she played it for Casablanca head Neil Bogart, he heard the hit potential right away and insisted that they record it.
  • This was featured in a 2001 TV commercial for Sprint PCS cellular service. In the spot, Captain & Tennille sing this on a football field while a team is practicing. We learn that an assistant, who was not using Sprint PCS, misheard "The coach wants a backup for O'Neil" as "The coach wants The Captain and Tennille."

Comments: 11

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyA sad post on http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Toni Tennille filed for divorce from her husband of 39 years, "Captain" Daryl Dragon, January 16 in Arizona. The 71 year-old Daryl and 73 year-old Toni are still living in the same home. While Daryl acted perplexed by the move to the press, there is speculation that it is being done for health insurance reasons, as he suffers from an ailment similar to Parkinson's Disease...
    PS: Here's wishing both of them to best.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 29th 1979, the Captain and Tennille performed "Do That To Me One More Time" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months earlier on October 14th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on February 10th, 1980 it peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) and spent over a half-year on the Top 100 (27 weeks)...
    It was struck at #2 for four straight weeks behind Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" before jumping to #1...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's Adult contemporary Tracks chart...
    Four days after it peaked at #1 on the Top 100 they celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary; and come this next February 14th they'll be married forty years.
  • Brian from Nictaux, NsThe music video containing this song appears as an extra on the "Captain & Tennille show" dvd set
  • Brian from Nictaux, NsIn addition to the "Love Will Keep Us Together" album, this is the only other song re-recorded in Spanish. the Spanish title is "Amame Una Vez Mas"
  • Scotty from Cheyenne, WyWell, Kevin, it takes all kinds to make a world...by the way, if anyone out there loves pop standards, Toni did an awesome set of these on her album "More than You Know." Great orchestration, and in my opinion she even outdoes Linda Ronstadt's similar efforts.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiA beautiful song I have loved since I first heard it. I wish lite radio stations would play it once in a while.
  • Mike from Santa Barbara, CaThis was the Captain & Tenille's last Top 40 hit.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaWhat a wretched song but two very annoying people. Toni Tennille with that oversized mouth and soup bowl haircut, and that drab, personality-impaired goof in a captain's hat . . . ugh, this kind of crap gives the 70s a bad name, and I lived through them so I ought to know.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThey didn't fade into obscurity not competely.
    This was one of VH1's 40 Sensational Soft Rock Songs. According to the show Tori Tennille has performed for bands in Vegas and the two still pair up on occasions.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaCall me crazy, but this is one of the sexiest songs I've ever heard!
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InThis song brings back many childhood memories for sure.
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