Do It Again (Steely Dan song)

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"Do It Again"
Single by Steely Dan
from the album Can't Buy a Thrill
B-side "Fire in the Hole"
Released November 1972
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded
Genre
Length
  • 4:14 (7" version)
  • 5:56 (Album version)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Steely Dan singles chronology
"Dallas"
(1972)
"Do It Again"
(1972)
"Reelin' in the Years"
(1973)

"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 Can't Buy a Thrill. The 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 Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan's second highest charting single.[3]

On the 1972 release, the song was credited as "Trad" (for traditional), although it was actually written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.[4]

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.[citation needed]

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.[5]

Credits[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

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Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Do It Again – Song Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hoffmann, Frank, ed. (2005). "Steely Dan". Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-93835-X. 
  3. ^ a b "Steely Dan – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "DO IT AGAIN". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved March 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Discography, or Who Played What On....?". Combo Organ. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Paul Hardcastle – Cover to Cover". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Deep Heat – Do It Again / She's a Junkie (Who's the Blame)". Discogs. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  9. ^ CHART NUMBER 842 – Saturday, March 03, 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived July 29, 2007). CHUM. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5297." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Steely Dan – Do It Again". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "Indice per Interprete: S" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Steely Dan - Do It Again search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Steely Dan – Do It Again" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  15. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending FEBRUARY 17, 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 2, 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  16. ^ RECORD WORLD 1973 at the Wayback Machine (archived July 6, 2008). Record World. Geocities.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 1975-09-06" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1973". The Longbored Surfer. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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