Song Details More songs by The Who
I Can't Explain
The Who
Who 1965 I Cant Explain 45

Dizzy in the head and I'm feeling blue
The things you've said, well, maybe they're true
I'm gettin' funny dreams again and again
I know what it means, but...

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965
  • Hot 100 chart debut: March 27, 1965
  • ranks #380 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was a session musician at the time and plays rhythm guitar on the track
  • the first hit single for The Who
  • on the record:
       Roger Daltrey- lead vocals
       Pete Townshend- lead guitar, rhythm 12-string guitar
       John Entwistle- bass guitar
       Keith Moon- drums
       Perry Ford- piano
       Jimmy Page- rhythm six-string guitar
       John Carter, Ken Lewis (The Ivy League)- backing vocals
  • written by Pete Townshend; Townshend has said "I Can't Explain" was the second song he wrote
  • produced by Shel Talmy
  • recorded at IBC Studios, London, England
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