Best Songs on the Album Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan

Gg2000
I am genuinely surprised that no one has made this list. It's a great album, and it's also the beginning of Becker and Fagen's emergence as an independent duo.

The Top Ten

1 Rikki Don't Lose That Number

The lead single, and the one track everyone will recognize. I think they made the right choice. Also, Jeff Baxter's guitar solo is tremendous. - Gg2000

Congratulations on beating some to compile this list. This is actually my favourite Steely Dan song of all time. - Britgirl

2 Pretzel Logic

Overall, a really solid tune and one of my favorites of theirs. - Gg2000

3 Any Major Dude Will Tell You

The melody and chord progression are both very clever. It's also one of their more heartfelt songs. - Gg2000

4 Night by Night

This song is about going out and experiencing the darker sides of the city and living the dark life. - Gg2000

5 Parker's Band

A tribute to the music of Charlie Parker. The intro guitar solo is really neat. - Gg2000

6 Barrytown

This song is about the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown, New York, close to where the Steely Dan members lived. The Unification Church behaves more like a cult than a church, and the song portrays a normal man's reaction to them. - Gg2000

7 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo

The only cover song they recorded. They did it as a tribute to Duke Ellington, who died around the time the album was released. - Gg2000

8 Monkey in Your Soul

For some reason, this kinda reminds me of The Band. The horns are awesome. - Gg2000

I never thought of The Band, but listening to them again, I see what you mean. Good song. - Britgirl

9 With a Gun

A country-style two step with some great guitar playing. - Gg2000

10 Charlie Freak

This song is about a homeless man who sells his gold ring to a guy on the street and uses the money to buy drugs. He overdoses and dies. - Gg2000

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