Hey, Hey, What Can I Do

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"Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"
Single by Led Zeppelin
A-side "Immigrant Song"
Released 5 November 1970 (1970-11-05)
Format Seven-inch 45 rpm record
Recorded Island Studios, London 1970
Genre Folk rock, blues rock
Length 3:55
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Producer(s) Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin singles chronology
"Whole Lotta Love" / "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)"
"Immigrant Song" / "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"
"Black Dog" / "Misty Mountain Hop"
Coda track listing
"White Summer"/ "Black Mountain Side"
"Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"

"Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" is a song by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, released in 1970 as the B-side of "Immigrant Song" outside the United Kingdom.

It is the only non-album track the band released before their 1980 breakup, appearing on the Atlantic Records UK various artists LP, The New Age of Atlantic, released in 1972. The song was first released on CD in October 1990 on the 4-CD Led Zeppelin Boxed Set collection.

In 1992, as a 20th anniversary release, "Immigrant Song"/"Hey, Hey What Can I Do" was released as a "vinyl replica" CD single. In 1993, "Hey, Hey What Can I Do" was included on The Complete Studio Recordings 10-CD box set, as one of four bonus tracks on the Coda disc as well as the subsequent 12-CD Led Zeppelin Definitive Collection box set released in 2008. In 2015, the song was also included on disc one of the two companion discs of the reissue of Coda.

In 2007, Led Zeppelin released the track online along with the rest of their back catalogue, as a bonus track on Led Zeppelin III. The song was also released as the B-side of the "Stairway to Heaven" 7" 45 RPM picture disc.

The song was never performed at a Led Zeppelin concert, however Page and Plant did perform the song on the accompanying tour for their 1994 live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. Page also performed the song with The Black Crowes for their 2000 album Live at the Greek.


Cover versions[edit]


  • Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song, by Chris Welch, ISBN 1-56025-818-7
  • The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin, by Dave Lewis, ISBN 0-7119-3528-9