I Can't Stand Still
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|I Can't Stand Still|
|Studio album by Don Henley|
|Released||August 16, 1982|
|Recorded||1981–1982 at Record One, Los Angeles|
Asylum (Original Issue)|
Warner Bros. (2000 Reissue)
|Producer||Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Greg Ladanyi|
|Don Henley chronology|
I Can't Stand Still is the debut solo studio album by Don Henley, drummer and a lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in 1982 originally on Asylum Records, and then re-released in 2000 by Warner Bros. Records. The album achieved gold status, and went on to #24 on in the US charts. The album also featured three singles, including the huge hit "Dirty Laundry," which reached #3 on the charts and became Henley's biggest hit single. The title track "I Can't Stand Still" reached number #48 and the controversial track "Johnny Can't Read" reached #42 on the charts. The album also showcased Henley's frustration at the time with "Dirty Laundry" in which he displays his disgust with the media and tabloid news and coverage and with "Johnny Can't Read," which shows his displeasure with the educational system of America at that time.
Reviewing retrospectively for AllMusic, critic Mike DeGagne has written of the album, "Henley's first solo album may still have had the ghost of the Eagles lingering in the corners, but for the most part it showcases his stalwart partnership with producer and songwriter Danny Kortchmar." and then added that "Henley's adept combination of lyrical wit and thought-provoking staidness begins to materialize on I Can't Stand Still, paving the way for an extremely accomplished solo career."
|1.||"I Can't Stand Still"||3:33|
|2.||"You Better Hang Up" (Danny Kortchmar)||3:21|
|3.||"Long Way Home"||5:28|
|4.||"Nobody's Business" (Don Henley, Bob Seger, J.D. Souther)||3:43|
|5.||"Talking to the Moon" (Henley, Souther)||4:39|
|7.||"Johnny Can't Read"||3:22|
|8.||"Them and Us"||4:01|
|9.||"La Eile" (Traditional)||0:52|
|11.||"The Unclouded Day" (Josiah K. Alwood, J.F. Kinsey)||3:36|
- Producers: Don Henley, Greg Ladanyi
- Engineer, Mixing: Greg Ladanyi
Singles – Billboard (United States)
|1982||"Dirty Laundry"||Club Play Singles||47|
|1982||"Dirty Laundry"||Mainstream Rock||1|
|1982||"Johnny Can't Read"||Mainstream Rock||29|
|1982||"Johnny Can't Read"||Pop Singles||42|
|1982||"You Better Hang Up"||Mainstream Rock||44|
|1983||"Dirty Laundry"||Pop Singles||3|
|1983||"I Can't Stand Still"||Pop Singles||48|
- Mike DeGagne. "I Can't Stand Still – Don Henley | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
- "CG: Don Henley". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
- Mike DeGagne. "I Can't Stand Still – Don Henley | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-18.