Reelin' In The Years (4:38)

Cover of Can't Buy A Thrill

From Can't Buy A Thrill and 29 other releases

“Reelin’ In the Years” is a song by jazz rock band Steely Dan, released as the sixth track on their 1972 album, Can’t Buy a Thrill.

It was written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. The song was also a #11 hit on the Pop singles chart in 1973. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the song at number 95 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has said that Elliott Randall’s guitar solo on “Reelin’ In the Years” is his favorite solo of all time. That solo was also ranked the 40th best guitar solo of all time by the readers of Guitar World magazine. The 4-channel Quadrophonic mix of the recording has extra lead guitar fills not heard in the more common 2-channel Stereo version.

The song is featured in Rob Zombie’s 2005 movie, The Devil’s Rejects. It was also used as the theme music for the television series Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, which aired on BBC Three in the UK.


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Your everlasting summer you can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something that you think is gonna last
Well you wouldn't even know a diamond if you held it in your hand
The things you think are precious I can't understand

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