Rock Around the Clock" is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 for American Decca. It was a number one single on both the United States and United Kingdom charts and also re-entered the UK Singles Chart in the 1960s and 1970s.
Rock Around the Clock was the third album of rock and roll music by Bill Haley and His Comets. Released by Decca Records in December 1955 it was, like the two albums that preceded it, a compilation album of previously issued singles. Most of the album's contents had in fact been previously issued by Decca earlier in 1955 on the album Shake, Rattle and Roll.
Companies, etc. Manufactured By – Victor Musical Industries, Inc. Other Versions (5 of 90) View All. Cat.Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town), (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock (Shellac, 10", Glo). Bill Haley E Seus 'Comets'. We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock, Thirteen Women (Shellac, 10").
A. (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock. Written-By – Knight, Freedman. by: A Kassner Music, B: Cinephonic Music. Matrix, Runout (Side A): D 86163-1 2H. Matrix, Runout (Label side A): 86163.
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'till broad daylight We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight. When the clock strikes two, three and four If the band slows down we'll yell for more. We're gonna rock around the clock tonight We're gonna rock, rock, rock, 'till broad daylight We're gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight. When the chimes ring five, six and seven We'll be right in seventh heaven. I turned the radio on and ‘Rock Around the Clock’ was playing. This was a new Cadillac that Bill had just bought. It had one of those Selectrix dials where you just push the bar and it goes to the next station.
bill haley & the comets. rock around the clock. Bill Haley & The Comets. Bill Haley And His Comets.
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|A||(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Written-By – Knight*, Freedman*
Written-By – Thompson*
- Published By – Kassner Music
- Published By – Cinephonic Music
- Record Company – Brunswick Ltd.
- Vocals – Bill Haley
NotesThis is likely an original version not a repress, see label design. There exist at last 3 UK versions on black Brunswick, please check for your version.
This version has "Made in England For Brunswick LTD". on the top, but unrimmed. Also exist with this comment rimmed.
Kassner Music and Cinephonic Music are both in two lines. There also exist a likely later version with this comment in one line.
A: Featured in the M.G.M. film "The Blackboard Jungle"
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A printed): 86163
- Matrix / Runout (B printed): 86164
- Matrix / Runout: D 86163-1
- Matrix / Runout: D 86164-1
- Matrix / Runout: (A Stampers) 32 H CA-H GA H
- Matrix / Runout: (B Stampers) 2H 1NH
|29124||Bill Haley And His Comets||Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town) / (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock (Shellac, 10", Glo)||Decca||29124||US||1954|
|288.612||Bill Haley E Seus 'Comets'*||(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock / Thirteen Women (Shellac, 10")||Decca||288.612||Brazil||Unknown|
|MCA 60025||Bill Haley And His Comets||(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock (7", Single, RE)||MCA Records||MCA 60025||Canada||1973|
|05317||Bill Haley And His Comets||(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock / Thirteen Women (Shellac, 10")||Brunswick||05317||UK||1954|
|BM 05317||Bill Haley e seus Cometas*||Rock Around The Clock ( Sementes De Violência) / Thirteen Women ( Treze Mulheres) (Shellac, 10")||Decca||BM 05317||Portugal||Unknown|