Can The Can

Album: Quatro (1973)
Charted: 1 56
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  • This reached #1 on the UK, Japanese, European and Australian charts.
  • Micky Most asked songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman for a song for Suzi Quatro and they came up with this. When asked what "Can The Can" means, Chinn replied: "It means something that is pretty impossible, you can't get one can inside another if they are the same size, so we're saying you can't put your man in the can if he is out there and not willing to commit. The phrase sounded good and we didn't mind if the public didn't get the meaning of it."
  • Suzi Quatro: "I can hear a record for the first time and know whether it will be a hit. And I knew as soon as we had finished recording that we had a big hit on our hands." (above quotes from 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh - thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
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