Do It Again (Steely Dan song)

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"Do It Again"
Do It Again45.jpg
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
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Gary Katz
Steely Dan singles chronology
"Dallas"
(1972)
"Do It Again"
(1972)
"Reelin' In the Years"
(1973)

"Dallas"
(1972)
"Do It Again"
(1972)
"Reelin' In the Years"
(1973)

"Do It Again" is a song 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 Becker and 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]

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Chart performance[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. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Do It Again". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Discography, or Who Played What On....?". Combo Organ. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Waylon Jennings – Music Man". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Halstead, Craig; Cadman, Chris (2003). Michael Jackson the Solo Years. Authors On Line Ltd. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-7552-0091-7. 
  8. ^ Green, Jim; Robbins, Ira. "Falco". Trouser Press. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Falco – Do It Again". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Paul Hardcastle – Cover to Cover". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ Van Isacker, Bernard (April 27, 2017). "Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove cover The Doors, Tom Petty and lots more on 'Under the covers' cover album – available on vinyl too". Side-Line. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  13. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5297." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Steely Dan – Do It Again". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "Indice per Interprete: S" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Steely Dan - Do It Again" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Steely Dan – Do It Again" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  18. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 228. 
  19. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending FEBRUARY 17, 1973". Cash Box. Archived from the original on October 2, 2012. 
  20. ^ "The Singles Chart" (PDF). Record World. February 24, 1972. p. 27. ISSN 0034-1622. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Singles of '73". RPM. Vol. 20 no. 20. December 29, 1973. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Top 100 Hits for 1973". The Longbored Surfer. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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