Australian singles chart:
Do It Again entered the Kent singles chart on 2 April 1973 and peaked at #60.
The song is on Can’t Buy a Thrill which entered the Kent album charts on 31 May 1976 and peaked at #46.
Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
This was the breakout hit from Steely Dan’s first album. Like many of their songs, it’s hard to make sense of the lyrics, which seem to be about some combination of addiction, second chances and the inevitability of fate. It’s an example of a Steely Dan song that doesn’t make literal sense, but creates a mood.
The instrument used on the first instrumental break is an electric sitar, which was played by Steely Dan mainstay Denny Dias (who later became a computer programmer). This is followed by an organ solo, which was played by Donald Fagen.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/steely-dan/do-it-again
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