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"Can the Can
" was a popular single by Suzi Quatro
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor.She scored a string of hit singles in the 1970s that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland, and had a recurring role on the popular American sitcom Happy Days.-Music:Quatro began her...
and the name of her debut album in Australia (in other countries, Suzi Quatro was the name of this album).
Written and produced by Nicky Chinn
Nicky Chinn born Nicholas Barry Chinn, 16 May 1945, London, UK) is a British songwriter and record producer. Together with Mike Chapman he had a long string of hit singles in the UK and US in the 1970s and early 1980s, including several number-one records...
and Mike Chapman, "Can the Can" was the second single by Quatro and her first to reach number one in the UK, spending a single week at the top of the chart in June 1973. It also reached #1 on the Japan
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Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...
an and Australia
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n charts in whose market Quatro achieved her most consistent success throughout her career as a recording artist.
It is probably most famous for the refrain
A refrain is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the "chorus" of a song...
- "Make a stand for your man, honey, try to can the can"
- "Put your man in the can, honey, get him while you can"
- "Can the can, can the can, if you can, well can the can"
It belatedly became a hit in the U.S. peaking at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...
- Suzi Quatro - Bass and Lead Vocal
- Len Tuckey - Guitar
- Alastair McKenzie - Keyboards
- Keith Hodge - Drums
- List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s
- List of number-one hits of 1973 (Germany)
- List of number-one hits of 1973 (Switzerland)
- List of number-one singles from the 1970s (UK)