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"Peg" is a song by American rock groupSteely Dan, first released on the band's 1977 album entitled Aja. The track was released as single in 1977 and reached #11 on the US Billboard chart in 1978 and #8 on the Cash Box chart.[2] In Canada, "Peg" spent three weeks at #7 during March of 1978.[3]

The song is a blend of rockjazz, and R&B. The song's guitar solo was attempted by seven top studio session guitarists ‒ including Robben Ford ‒ before Jay Graydon's version became the "keeper".[4] He worked on the song for about six hours before the band was satisfied.[5]

Michael McDonald can be heard providing multi-tracked backup vocals in the choruses, and keyboardist Paul Griffin can also be heard improvising background vocals in the final chorus and fadeout.[4]

"Peg" was heavily sampled on the 1989 De La Soul song, "Eye Know". In 2007, the song was covered by Nerina Pallot.

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Charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1978) Peak

position

U.S. BillboardHot 100[6] 11
U.S. Cashbox Chart [7] 8
Canadian RPM Singles [8] 7

End of year charts[edit]Edit

End of year chart (1978) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9] 62
Canadian RPM Singles[10] 67

Personnel[edit]Edit

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