Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

This track became an instant sensation, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, was also #1 on US Billboard Top Selling Country & Western Singles, US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys and US Cash Box Magazine Top Country & Western Singles, solidifying his status as a legendary figure in the world of music.

Unveiling the Legacy: Elvis Presley’s «Jailhouse Rock»

Unlock the captivating tale behind Elvis Presley’s iconic hit, «Jailhouse Rock.» This timeless classic, recorded on April 30, 1957 and released on September 24, 1957, quickly climbed the charts, cementing its place in the annals of country music history.

The Rhythmic Journey of «Jailhouse Rock»

Cover EP Soundtrack Jailhouse Rock 1957
Cover EP Soundtrack Jailhouse Rock 1957
Dive into the song’s essence as we explore the songwriter’s craft and the beats that made it unforgettable. Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the song found its way onto Elvis’s third studio EP, also titled «Jailhouse Rock.» The energetic rhythm and playful lyrics catapulted it to the top of the charts.

Behind the Scenes: Creators and Producers

Discover the masterminds who brought «Jailhouse Rock» to life. Produced by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, this track became an instant sensation, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, was also #1 on US Billboard Top Selling Country & Western Singles, US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys and US Cash Box Magazine Top Country & Western Singles. The album itself achieved remarkable success, showcasing Elvis’s prowess and solidifying his status as a legendary figure in the world of music.




Elvis Presley – The King’s Reign

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Explore Elvis’s unparalleled achievements, including multiple number-one hits and his enduring influence on country music. Beyond the charts, Elvis’s charisma and groundbreaking contributions forever changed the landscape of popular music.
Unravel the narrative woven into the lyrics, reflecting the youthful exuberance and rebellion of the era. This catchy tune tells the story of a man in jail who becomes a dance sensation—a unique twist that resonated with audiences then and continues to captivate listeners today.
As we unravel the layers of «Jailhouse Rock,» we invite you to join us on this journey through the heart of country music history. Let’s celebrate the magic that Elvis Presley brought to the genre, leaving an indelible mark that echoes through the ages.

COUNTRYPEDIA




Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The warden threw a party in the county jail
The prison band was there and they began to wail
The band was jumping and the joint began to swing
You shoulda heard those knocked out jailbirds sing
[Chorus]
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
[Verse 2]
Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone
Little Joey blowing on the slide trombone
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang
The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang
[Chorus]
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
[Verse 3]
Number forty-seven said to number three
«You the cutest jailbird I ever did see
I sure would be delighted with your company
Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me»
[Chorus]
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
Rock, rock, rock
[Verse 4]
Sad sack was sitting on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weeping all alone
The warden said, «Hey, buddy, don’t you be no square
You can’t find a partner, use a wooden chair»
[Chorus]
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
[Verse 5]
Shifty Henry said to Bugs, «For Heaven’s sake
No one’s looking, now’s our chance to make a break»
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, «Nix nix
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks.»
[Chorus]
Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock

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Single Jailhouse Rock RCA 1957
Single Jailhouse Rock RCA 1957

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