This innocuous, happy-sounding tune was the greatest hit from Eric Carmen's second solo album after the Raspberries disbanded. It is a much more upbeat song compared to his melancholy hits the year prior, "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again."
The Beach Boys were an influence on the sound of this song, Beach Boy Bruce Johnston sang backup. There is also a guitar solo by Andrew Gold ("Lonely Boy") and drumming by Toto's Jeff Porcaro.
Michael Damian did a remake of this song in 1981.
Suggestion credit: Les - Joplin, MO, for all above
Carmen has stated that the Beach Boys' 1968 hit, "Do It Again" was the inspiration for this song, because of the "did-its."
"She Did It" was in turn a source of the inspiration for the 1982 hit, "Did It In a Minute" by Hall & Oates, with whom Carmen was touring at the time that it was on the charts.