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Album: Boats Against the CurrentReleased: 1977Charted:
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. (thanks, 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. (thanks, Les - Joplin, MO)