Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic. It was the most successful single of the group's career, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1974. The song features Jim Gordon on drums, as does the bulk of the Pretzel Logic album. The guitar solo is by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who would soon go on to join The Doobie Brothers.
Pretzel Logic is the third studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released on February 20, 1974, by ABC Records. It was the final album to feature the full five-member band of Becker, Fagen, Denny Dias, Skunk Baxter, and Jim Hodder, and also featured significant contributions from many prominent Los Angeles-based studio musicians.
Steely Dan. Produced by Gary Katz. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Lyrics. We hear you're leaving, that's ok I thought our little wild time had just begun I guess you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run But if you have a change of heart. Rikki, don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else Send it off in a letter to yourself Rikki, don't lose that number It's the only one you own You might use it if you feel better When you get home
Rikki Don't Lose That Number" is a single released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic The song features Jim Gordon on drums, as does the bulk of the Pretzel Logic album. The MCA single reissue (backed with "Pretzel Logic") includes the flapamba intro but fades out just before the actual end of the track. The introductory riff is an almost direct copy of the intro of Horace Silver's jazz classic "Song for My Father",which is a root to fifth bassline. Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
In 1974 Steely Dan released "Pretzel Logic," their third album. It raced straight up the charts like a fairground skyrocket to peak at and it seemed like the whole music community stood back en masse to ooh and ahh over it. I, frankly, thought it was okay but less than overwhelming. If you're enamored by the graceful tones and leisurely pace of the opener, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," then you're going to love this collection of eleven tight tracks. It climbed up to the spot on the singles chart and it's hard to argue with that level of success. It has a smooth, jazzy groove for swaying back and forth to and an unforgettable hook line that veers about as close to being a love song as Donald & Walter ever got to writing so what's not to like?
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- Manufactured By – GRT Of Canada Ltd.
- Distributed By – GRT Of Canada Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
- Published By – American Broadcasting Music, Inc.
- Producer – Gary Katz
- Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
NotesFrom LP Pretzel Logic 9022-808
Ⓟ1974, ABC Records, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): 1022-2731-A
- Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): 1022-2731-B
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|D-2731||Steely Dan||Rikki Don't Lose That Number / Pretzel Logic (7", Single)||MCA Records||D-2731||US||1978|
|D-2731||Steely Dan||Rikki Don't Lose That Number (7", Single, RE)||Goldies 45||D-2731||US||Unknown|
|D-2731||Steely Dan||Rikki Don't Lose That Number / Pretzel Logic (7", Single, RE)||MCA Records||D-2731||US||1979|
|MCA D-2731||Steely Dan||Rikki Don't Lose That Number (7", Single, RE)||MCA Records||MCA D-2731||US||1980|