"Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock at Discogs. [6], The single, with its B-side "Treat Me Nice" (another song from the film's soundtrack) was a US number one hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, and a UK number one hit for three weeks early in 1958. Shifty Henry was a well-known LA musician, not a criminal. RCA Victor released the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, the song had a film release of Presley's motion picture under the same name, Jailhouse Rock. The Purple Gang was a real mob. "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. [2], According to Rolling Stone, Leiber and Stoller's "theme song for Presley's third movie was decidedly silly, the kind of tongue-in-cheek goof they had come up with for The Coasters. 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On November 27, 2016, the Grammy Hall of Fame announced its induction, along with that of another 24 songs. [citation needed], Rolling Stone magazine included "Jailhouse Rock" at number 67 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time[10] and it was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. [citation needed], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. "[5] Douglas Brode writes of the filmed production number that it's "amazing that the sequence passed by the censors". [7] In addition, "Jailhouse Rock" spent one week at the top of the US country charts,[8] and reached the number one position on the R&B chart. "[3] Gender studies scholars cite the song for "its famous reference to homoerotics behind bars,"[4] while music critic Garry Mulholland writes, "'Jailhouse Rock' was always a queer lyric, in both senses. Complete your Elvis Presley collection. Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Complete your Elvis Presley collection. It was the first record to enter the UK charts at number one. [9], Also in 1957, "Jailhouse Rock" was the lead song in an EP (extended play single), together with other songs from the film, namely "Young and Beautiful," "I Want to be Free," "Don't Leave Me Now," and "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" (but with "Treat Me Nice" omitted). Country: US • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Rock … “Jailhouse Rock” is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The song has been recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the American Film Institute, and others. [11] In 2019, it ranked number 31 on the list of Spain's most heard radio station, Rock FM 500's five hundred rockers of all time, ahead of any other song of the 1950s. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. [citation needed], In 2005, the song was re-released in the UK and reached number one for a single week, when it became the lowest-selling number one in UK history. The King, however, sang it as straight rock & roll, overlooking the jokes in the lyrics (like the suggestion of gay romance when inmate Number 47 tells Number 3, 'You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see') and then introducing Scotty Moore's guitar solo with a cry so intense that the take almost collapses. Presley performed it in the film of the same name and RCA Victor issued the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, which reached the top of the charts in the U.S. and the Top 10 in several other countries. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock at Discogs. In 2004, it finished at number 21 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. It topped the Billboard EP charts, eventually selling two million copies and earning a double-platinum RIAA certification. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock CHORDS Album Jailhouse Rock Genre Rock LYRICS SONG KEY "Sad Sack" was a U.S. Army nickname in World War II for a loser, which was also the name of a popular comic strip and comic book character.

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