Hey Hey What Can I Do

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"Hey Hey What Can I Do"
Single by Led Zeppelin
A-side "Immigrant Song"
Released 5 November 1970 (1970-11-05)
Format Seven-inch 45 rpm record
Recorded Island Studios, London 1970
Genre Folk rock, blues rock
Length 3:55
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer(s) Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin singles chronology
"Whole Lotta Love" / "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"
"Immigrant Song" / "Hey Hey What Can I Do"
"Black Dog" / "Misty Mountain Hop"
Coda track listing
"White Summer"/ "Black Mountain Side"
"Hey Hey What Can I Do"

"Hey Hey What Can I Do" is a song by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, released in 1970 as the B-side of "Immigrant Song" outside the United Kingdom.

It is Led Zeppelin's only non-album track released during the band's existence. It did however appear on the Atlantic Records UK various artists LP, The New Age of Atlantic, released in 1972. The song was first released on CD in October 1990 on the 4-CD Led Zeppelin box set collection. In 1992, as a 20th anniversary release, "Immigrant Song"/"Hey, Hey What Can I Do" was released as a "vinyl replica" CD single. In 1993, "Hey, Hey What Can I Do" was included on The Complete Studio Recordings 10-CD boxed set, as one of four bonus tracks on the Coda disc as well as the subsequent 12-CD Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica CD Boxset released in 2008. The song is not included on the individual version of Coda.

In 2007, Led Zeppelin released the track online along with the rest of their back catalogue, as a bonus track on Led Zeppelin III. The song was also released as the B-side of the "Stairway to Heaven" 7" 45 RPM picture disc.

The song was never performed at a Led Zeppelin concert, however Page and Plant did perform the song on the accompanying tour for their 1994 live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. Page also performed the song with The Black Crowes for their 2000 album Live at the Greek.


Cover versions[edit]


  • Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song, by Chris Welch, ISBN 1-56025-818-7
  • The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, by Dave Lewis, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9