Pinball Wizard

"Pinball Wizard" is a song written by Pete Townshend and performed by the English rock band The Who, and featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy. The original recording was released as a single in 1969 and reached No. 4 in the UK charts and No. 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The B-side of the Pinball Wizard single is an instrumental credited to Keith Moon, titled "Dogs Part Two". Despite similar titles it has no musical connection to The Who's 1968 UK single "Dogs".

The song is in chromatic-minor with a tonic major chord.

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