Crocodile Rock
Elton John
John Elton 1973 Crocodile Rock 45

I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun holding hands and skipping stones
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own

But the biggest kick I ever got was doing a thing called the crocodile rock
While the other kids were rocking round the clock
We were hopping and bopping to the crocodile rock

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973 for three weeks
  • peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles chart in 1972
  • single released: Nov 20, 1972 (U.S.)
  • RIAA certified Platinum record
  • from Elton John's sixth studio album, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
  • Elton John's first No. 1 single on the Hot 100
  • on the record:
         Elton John - vocals, Farfisa organ, piano
         Davey Johnstone - electric guitar   
         Dee Murray - bass   
         Nigel Olsson - drums   
  • written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  • produced by Gus Dudgeon
  • recorded at Strawberry Studios, Château d'Hérouville, France
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