500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

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The Who, 'I Can See For Miles'

262. The Who, 'I Can See For Miles'

Writer: Pete Townshend
Producer: Kit Lambert
Released: Oct. '67, Decca
11 weeks; No. 9

"I sat down and made it good from the beginning," Townshend said of the Who’s most volcanic studio single in his first Rolling Stone interview. Written in 1966, "Miles" was painstakingly built in London and L.A. on rare days off from touring in the summer of '67, with Townshend piling on multiple guitars to replicate his onstage amp howl. That fury powered the song into the U.S. Top 10.

Appears on: The Who Sell Out (MCA)

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