Can the Can
|"Can the Can"|
The single cover of "Can The Can"
|Single by Suzi Quatro|
|B-side||"Ain't Ya Something Honey"|
|Genre||Glam rock, hard rock|
|Writer(s)||Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Suzi Quatro|
|Producer||Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Mickie Most|
|Suzi Quatro singles chronology|
"Can the Can" is the second solo single by Suzi Quatro and her first to reach number one in the UK, spending a single week at the top of the chart in June 1973. It also reached number 1 on the Japanese, European and Australian charts in whose market Quatro achieved her most consistent success throughout her career as a recording artist. The single belatedly became a hit in the U.S. peaking at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.It was re released as a B side single 1984 but didn't chart. The single hit the charts again in 1987 in the UK at #87, it also appeared on her 1995 album What Goes Around.
This, Quatro's second solo single, was released after she moved from the United States to Britain. In the United States she had already released two singles with all-female band The Pleasure Seekers. Her first solo single, "Rolling Stone", was recorded with session players. "Rolling Stone" only achieved popularity in Portugal, where it went to number 1.:7
Make a stand for your man, honey, try to can the can
Put your man in the can, honey, get him while you can
Can the can, can the can, if you can, well can the can— Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
According to songwriter Nicky Chinn, the words "can the can" mean " ... something that is pretty impossible, you can't get one can inside another if they are the same size, so we're saying you can't put your man in the can if he is out there and not willing to commit".
- Suzi Quatro - Bass and Lead Vocal
- Len Tuckey - Guitar
- Alastair McKenzie - Keyboards
- Keith Hodge - Drums
- List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s
- List of number-one hits of 1973 (Germany)
- List of number-one hits of 1973 (Switzerland)
- List of number-one singles from the 1970s (UK)
- Colin Larkin (2002). Virgin Books, ed. The Virgin encyclopedia of 70s music. p. 348. ISBN 978-1852279479. "a second RAK single, 1973's 'Can The Can', topped hit parades throughout the world at the zenith of the glam-rock craze"
- Andrew Williams. "60 SECONDS: Suzi Quatro". Metro.co.uk. Associated Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 19 July 2013. "Suzi Quatro was one of the biggest female pop stars of the 1970s – notching up No.1 hits with glam rock classics Can The Can and Devil Gate Drive."
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