|Drop the Pilot|
"Drop the Pilot" is a song written and originally performed by Joan Armatrading.
It was the first single to be released from Armatrading's 1983 album The Key, and was her third and (to date) final UK top 40 hit, peaking at #11.
The single was Armatrading's only appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #78 on June 25, 1983.
A version of the song by Mandy Moore, included as a track on her album Coverage, saw limited release as that album's second single in Brazil and the Philippines.