(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets
Haley Bill 1955 Rock Around Clock 45

Put your glad rags on, join me, Hon
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'til broad daylight
Gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

1955
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard (Best Sellers in Stores) chart in 1955 for eight weeks
  • released May 20, 1954 on 45rpm and 78 rpm
  • chart debut: May 14, 1955
  • the single was reissued in 1968 (No.118) and 1974 (No.39)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #159 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the original full title of the song was "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!"
  • from the album Rock Around the Clock (1956)
  • featured in the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle starring Glenn Ford
  • the biggest hit for Bill Haley & His Comets
  • on the record:
       Bill Haley- vocals, rhythm guitar
       Danny Cedrone- lead guitar
       Billy Williamson- steel guitar
       Marshall Lytle- string bass
       Joey Ambrose (aka Joey D'Ambrosio)- tenor saxophone
       Johnny Grande- piano
       Billy Gussak- drums
  • written by Max C. Freedman, James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight)
  • produced by Milt Gabler
  • recorded April 12, 1954
  • the credit for the term "rock and roll" goes to disc jockey Alan Freed who borrowed it from the 1947 R&B hit "We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll" by Wild Bill Moore
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