"Hitchin' a Ride" is a song written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander issued as a single by the UK-based band, Vanity Fare in late 1969. It reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1970, but was a bigger hit in the United States, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 27, 1970. Billboard ranked the record as the number 14 song of 1970.
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