Rock Lobster
The B-52's
We were at a party
His ear lobe fell in the deep
Someone reached in and grabbed it
It was a rock lobster
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980
  • peaked at No. 37 on the UK Singles chart in 1979
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • from the album The B-52's (1979)
  • ranks #147 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single for The B-52's
  • length: 4:37 (single), 6:53 (album)
  • on the record:
       Fred Schneider- vocals, cowbell
        Kate Pierson- vocals, Farfisa Organ, synth bass
        Cindy Wilson- vocals, tambourine
        Ricky Wilson- electric guitar
        Keith Strickland- drums, percussion
  • written by Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson; credited to Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland
  • produced by Kevin Dunn (single version), Chris Blackwell (album version)
  • recorded at Mountain Studios, Atlanta, GA
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