Can't Repeat

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"Can't Repeat"
Single by The Offspring
from the album Greatest Hits
Released June 20, 2005
Format CD[1]
Recorded 2005
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:27
Label Columbia[2]
Writer(s) Dexter Holland
Producer(s) Jerry Finn[3]
The Offspring singles chronology
"Spare Me the Details"
"Can't Repeat"

"Can't Repeat" is a single by American punk rock band The Offspring. "Can't Repeat" was released to radio on May 10, 2005.[4] It is the first track on their compilation album, Greatest Hits, and the only original track on the album (not including the hidden track, "Next to You"). It was released on June 20, 2005.

Dexter Holland is said to have written this song while flying solo around the world. Speaking about its inclusion on Greatest Hits, he said 'the way the world works now, if you really want people to hear about a greatest hits record, you need that new song'.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Can't Repeat" 3:27
2. "One Hundred Punks" (Generation X cover) 3:13
3. "(Can't Get My) Head Around You" 2:13

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song simply featured the band playing in a derelict room, and it received little airtime on MTV. An alternate version was made showing actors looking back on photographs and memories, reflecting the song's subject matter, though this was very rarely shown. It was the second and final video to feature Atom Willard playing the drums.

The original music video starts with Kriesel playing the opening melody with his special, "k-covered" bass, hence to his nickname of Greg K., then Willard comes in, and finally Holland and Noodles. The melody stays about the same throughout the song.

DVD appearances[edit]

The music video also appears on the Complete Music Video Collection DVD. It was released in 2005.


Chart (2005) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 10
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 9


  1. ^ "Offspring, The – Can't Repeat". Discogs. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Offspring – Can't Repeat". Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Alex101 (August 26, 2008). "The Offspring mourn Jerry Finn". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Offspring – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for The Offspring.
  6. ^ "The Offspring – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Offspring.

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