500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Who, 'I Can't Explain'

380. The Who, 'I Can't Explain'

Writer: Pete Townshend
Producer: Shel Talmy
Released: March '65, Decca
2 weeks; No. 93

For their debut single, the Who recorded Townshend's alleged answer to the Kinks' blazing "You Really Got Me." The Who even hired that song's producer, Talmy, who recruited additional players for the recording, among them Jimmy Page, who contributed rhythm guitar.

Appears on: The Ultimate Collection (MCA)


The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time: The Who 

100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time: Pete Townshend 

100 Greatest Singers of All Time: Roger Daltrey

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