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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  • Bandit17C

    Killer guitar riff.

    18 Jul 6:44pm Reply
  • TantoTempo

    Turn that heartbeat over again....

    8 Apr 10:23am Reply
  • gilliananne

    still reeling in the years...

    25 Jan 7:25pm Reply
  • marjo47

    Me also!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Elyssyan

    Always enjoy hearing this....♥

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • vveerrgg

    A bit of age and a bit of perspective... let me tell you, this song is EPIC and so true to the age of youth and the freedom it brings. Didn't quite get it as a kid... but now as an adult... woah!

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sofielio

    I never understood their popularity. Very overrated.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • CanYouBlush

    true story......the names have been changed (to I and you) to protect the innocent!!!

    1 May 2013 Reply
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    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wwg3

    first listened to this coming back to the world

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • MongolianHound

    Get in!

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SajinKai

    I hate talking verses...they ruin songs... x.x

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • flamencodave

    One of the single greatest radio hits of all time! I just read a Donald interview, and he's finally tired of playing this. As a gigster, I totally understand, even though I love it just like everybody else.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
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  • redhotburrito

    Hey, BlueOClock -- well, some believed me, but many did not....the jury is still out!

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • exeter232

    "After all the things we've done and seen, You find another man The things you think are useless, I can't understand" What man couldn't relate? I related then, I relate now lol

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Many participants at the Martha Mary miles and we could also collect donations for a hospital in Mozambique ... now it's back to the desk!

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Thanks Dave!!!!!

    7 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BlueOclock

    Did they believe you?

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • redhotburrito

    Hey, I was telling everyone I was a genius since I was seventeen!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
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