Pinball Wizard

original song written and composed by Pete Townshend; first recorded by The Who

"Pinball Wizard" is a 1969 song by English rock band The Who and featured on the rock opera Tommy. It went to number 4 in the United Kingdom, number 19 in the United States, number 14 in Ireland, number 12 in the Netherlands, number 6 in Canada and South Africa and number 8 in New Zealand.

"Pinball Wizard"
Single by the Who
from the album Tommy
B-side"Dogs Part Two"
Released7 March 1969 (1969-03-07)
Recorded7 February 1969
StudioMorgan, London
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)Kit Lambert
The Who singles chronology
"Magic Bus"
"Pinball Wizard"
"I'm Free"

Elton John version change

"Pinball Wizard"
Single by Elton John
from the album Tommy soundtrack
Released12 March 1976
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Grow Some Funk of Your Own / I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)"
"Pinball Wizard"
"Love Song"

In 1975, singer Elton John covered Pinball Wizard for the 1975 Ken Russell movie Tommy. It went to number 7 in the United Kingdom, number 88 in Australia and number 13 in Ireland. It was not released as a commercial single in the United States and was not allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

Other websites change

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