Do It Again

Do It Again (Steely Dan)

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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 Donald Fagen.

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 features an electric sitar solo by Denny Dias....


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