Substitute (The Who song)

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"Substitute" is a song by the English rock band the Who, written by Pete Townshend. Released in March 1966, the single reached number five in the UK and was later included on the compilation album Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy in 1971.[4] In 2006, Pitchfork ranked "Substitute" at number 91 on the "200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".[5]

Quick facts: "Substitute", Single by the Who, B-side, Rele...
Cover of the 1966 Italy single
Single by the Who
Released4 March 1966 (1966-03-04)
Recorded12 February 1966
StudioOlympic, London
GenrePower pop, hard rock[1][2][3]
Length3:47 (UK)
  • 2:59 (US)
LabelReaction (UK)
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)Pete Townshend
The Who singles chronology
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