She Did It

Album: Boats Against the Current (1977)
Charted: 23


  • 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. >>
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    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. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Les - Joplin, MO

Comments: 3

  • Brent from Denair, CaDefinitely a Beach Boys sound at the beginning. I sure don't remember this song, but I enjoy it now. Carmen sure did a great job re-inventing himself with Hungry Eyes and it did not hurt it was in a highly successful motion picture. Time to download some Eric Carmen music.
  • Les from Joplin, Mo"She Did It" reached number 15 on the Cash Box chart, and spent four weeks at number 11 on the Canadian singles chart.
  • Les from Joplin, MoThis cool song by Eric Carmen charted simultaneously with two other tunes which he wrote and recorded but were made into Top 10 hits by Shaun Cassidy: "That's Rock & Roll" and "Hey Deanie," both in late 1977.
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