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"Do It Again" is a song by American jazz-rock group Steely Dan, which was released as a single from their
debut 1972 album Can't Buy A
Thrill. The single version differed from the album
version, shortening the intro, outro and two instrumental sections
of the song.
Released in 1972, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on
November 18, 1972 and reached #6 on the US charts in 1973.
On the 1972 release, the song was credited as "Trad" (for
traditional), although it was actually written by Walter Becker and
It was also included in the 2008 video game Guitar Hero World Tour.
The original version of Do It Again is in the key of G minor, with Donald Fagen on lead
vocals. The song uses a large amount of syncopation in the vocal melody, not
particularly common in rock music of the time.
The song was among the first in popular music to include an organ solo featuring a pitch-shifting technique. The tune also has
sitar solo by Denny
- The Brazilian funk jazz instrumentalist Eumir Deodato
recorded an extensive funk jazz orchestration on the 1973 concert
recording ''Live at Felt Forum: The 2001 Concert". He has
covered the song on numerous occasions in the studio and live. A Deodato hit
collection released in 2007 bears the title "Do it
Jennings recorded a cover of this song in 1980 on his album
Man. Played at a faster pace, Waylon's version of the song
is shorter than the original. This version also features his very
distinctive guitar solo in the middle of the song.
- In 1983, Italian dance music act Clubhouse released "Do It Again / Billie Jean", a mashup/medley of the
track with Michael Jackson's then-recent hit. This
charted well across Europe. In the United States, while the
Clubhouse version performed best in pop markets, a cover version by Slingshot
performed better in R&B and dance markets. Another version
of the same medley was made in that year by Brooklyn Express, a
disco group from New York.
- 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
- A cover version of this song was done by Tori Amos and featured on the "Spark" UK Limited Edition
Single Part 2.
- The disco-funk orchestra Rhythm Heritage did a cover of the
song, coupled with War's "Cisco Kid"
- A short lived funk/alternative band, The Organization, composed of all former Death Angel members,
less Mark Osegueda, covered this song on their 1995 album entitled
Savor The Flavor.
- Latin Urban group Kumbia Kings have released a
Spanish-language rendition of the song, titled "Ella Sabe" ("She
Knows") on their 2004 album, "Fuego"
- The electro-Latin 2007 release Bossa Nova Is Not A
Crime by The Juju Orchestra featured 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 Me,
Myself & Irene, and was played during the end credits of
- Italo disco act Asso covered the track
during the 1980's.