I Can't Stand Still is the debut studio solo album by Don Henley, drummer and a lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in 1982 originally on Asylum Records, and then re-released in 2000 by Warner Bros. Records. The album achieved gold status, and went on to #24 on in the US charts, the album also featured three singles, including the huge hit "Dirty Laundry," which reached #3 on the charts and became Henley's biggest hit single. The title track, "I Can't Stand Still" reached number #48 and the controversial track, "Johnny Can't Read" reached #42 on the charts. The album also showcased Henley's frustration at the time with "Dirty Laundry" in which he displays his disgust with the media and tabloid news and coverage and with "Johnny Can't Read," which shows his displeasure with the educational system of America at that time.
Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Mike DeGagne has written of the album, "Henley's first solo album may still have had the ghost of the Eagles lingering in the corners, but for the most part it showcases his stalwart partnership with producer and songwriter Danny Kortchmar." and then added that "Henley's adept combination of lyrical wit and thought-provoking staidness begins to materialize on I Can't Stand Still, paving the way for an extremely accomplished solo career."