Do It Again" is a tune composed by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, performed by American rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their 1972 debut album . The Can't Buy a Thrill single version differed from the album version, shortening the intro and outro and omitting the organ solo.
Released in 1972, the song debuted on the
on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single. Billboard Hot 100 
On the 1972 release, the song was credited as "Trad" (for
traditional), although it was actually written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. 
Structure [ edit ]
The original version of "Do It Again" is in the key of
G minor, with Fagen on lead vocals. The song uses a large amount of syncopation in the vocal melody.
The tune features an
electric sitar solo by Denny Dias. The "plastic organ" solo by Donald Fagen was performed on a Yamaha YC-30 with a sliding pitch-bending control. 
Credits [ edit ]
Cover versions [ edit ]
The R&B songwriter and soul singer
Charles Mann, covered the song on his first album Say You Love Me Too in 1973. The Brazilian
jazz-funk instrumentalist Eumir Deodato recorded an jazz-funk orchestration on the 1973 concert recording Live at Felt Forum: The 2001 Concert. A Deodato hit collection released in 2007 bears the title Do it Again.
Waylon Jennings recorded a cover of the song in 1980 on his album Music Man. In 1983,
Italian dance act Club House released " Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean," a mashup/ medley of the track with Michael Jackson's (then recent) hit, " Billie Jean." This charted well across Europe. Austrian pop star
Falco covered the song on his 1988 album Wiener Blut.
Art of Noise sampled the song for their version of Prince's " Kiss" with Tom Jones in 1988. The disco-funk orchestra
Rhythm Heritage covered the song, coupling it with War's "Cisco Kid." A short-lived rock band,
The Organization, composed of all former Death Angel members, less Mark Osegueda, covered this song on their 1995 album Savor the Flavor. In 1997,
Paul Hardcastle offered his version from the album Cover to Cover.  Latin urban group
Kumbia Kings released a Spanish-language rendition of the song, entitled "Ella sabe" ("She Knows") on their 2004 album Fuego. The electro-Latin 2007 release
Bossa Nova Is Not a Crime by The Juju Orchestra features a cover with Carolyn Leonhart and Robert Smith on vocals.
Alternative rock band Smash Mouth covered the song in 2000 for the Jim Carrey film The song is played during the end credits of the film. Me, Myself & Irene. American musician
Tori Amos covered the song in 1998 during the recording sessions for her fourth album, The song can be found on the UK edition of the single " From the Choirgirl Hotel. Spark." The Jamaican band
The Jolly Boys recorded a mento style cover of "Do It Again" on their 2010 album Great Expectations.
Swedish singer/songwriters Sara Isaksson and Rebecka Törnqvist, on their album Fire in the Hole - Sara Isaksson and Rebecka Törnqvist Sing Steely Dan (2006, Moule Records). 1970s
funk group Deep Heat released a cover of the song backed with the track "She's a Junkie (Who's the Blame)" on the Cu Wu record label. 
John Wetton covered the song on his live album New York Minute, released 2015, recorded 2013
Sampled by [ edit ]
Chart performance [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Canada Top Singles (
) RPM  62
Billboard Hot 100  73
References [ edit ]
^ Mason, Stewart. "Do It Again – Song Review". AllMusic. All Media Network . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
^ Hoffmann, Frank, ed. (2005). "Steely Dan". . Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound Routledge. ISBN 0-415-93835-X.
^ a b "Steely Dan – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
^ "DO IT AGAIN". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers . Retrieved . March 28, 2009
^ "Discography, or Who Played What On....?". Combo Organ . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
^ Yanow, Scott. "Paul Hardcastle – Cover to Cover". AllMusic. All Media Network . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
^ "Deep Heat – Do It Again / She's a Junkie (Who's the Blame)". Discogs . Retrieved . 5 September 2014
^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
^ CHART NUMBER 842 – Saturday, March 03, 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived July 29, 2007). CHUM. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ " Top RPM Singles: Issue 5297." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ " Offiziellecharts.de – Steely Dan – Do It Again". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ "Indice per Interprete: S" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
^ " Nederlandse Top 40 – Steely Dan - Do It Again search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Steely Dan – Do It Again" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending FEBRUARY 17, 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 2, 2012). . Retrieved September 5, 2014. Cash Box magazine
^ RECORD WORLD 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived July 6, 2008). . Geocities.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. Record World
^ " Archive Chart: 1975-09-06" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
^ "Top 100 Singles of '73". . Vol. 20 no. 20. December 29, 1973 RPM . Retrieved . August 31, 2016
^ "Top 100 Hits for 1973". The Longbored Surfer . Retrieved . September 5, 2014
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