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Crocodille Rock

Elton John

1972

jaar
Top 40

12

piekpositie
Top 40

9

weken
Top 40

151

punten
Top 40

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De inspiratie voor dit lied kreeg Elton John toen hij het hitnummer "Eagle Rock" hoorde van de op dat moment populairste Australische band Daddy Cool. "Eagle Rock" was de succesvolste single in Australië uit het begin van de jaren 70 met meer dan 1.000.000 verkochte exemplaren. In het lied worden herinneringen opgehaald aan een ander lied.

Artiest

Elton John

A-kant Titel

Crocodile Rock

A-kant Componist(en)

E. John, B. Taupin

A-kant Producer(s)

Gus Dudgeon

B-kant titel

Elderberry Wine

B-kant componist(en)

E. John, B. Taupin

B-kant producer(s)

Gus Dudgeon

Platenlabel

DJM

Catalogusnr

6102 317

Hoogste positie UK

5

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

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Songtekst

I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun
holding hands and skimming stones
Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own
But the biggest kick I ever got
was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock
While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock
we were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock

Well Crocodile Rocking is something shocking
when your feet just can't keep still
I never knew me a better time and I guess I never will
Oh Lawdy mama those Friday nights
when Suzie wore her dresses tight
and the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight

But the years went by and the rock just died
Suzie went and left us for some foreign guy
Long nights crying by the record machine
dreaming of my Chevy and my old blue jeans
But they'll never kill the thrills we've got
burning up to the Crocodile Rock
Learning fast as the weeks went past
we really thought the Crocodile Rock would last

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