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Raised on Rock (Elvis Presley song)

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"Raised on Rock"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake
A-side"Raised on Rock"
B-side"For Ol' Times Sake"
Released1973
Format7" single
RecordedJuly 23, 1973
GenreRock
Length2:38
Songwriter(s)Mark James[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Fool" / "Steamroller Blues"
(1973)
"Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake"
(1973)
"I've Got a Thing About You Baby"
(1974)

"Raised on Rock'" is a 1973 song by Elvis Presley. It was written for him by Mark James, the author of Elvis' 1969 number 1 hit "Suspicious Minds".[1][2]

The song was first released in 1973 as a single, with "For Ol' Times Sake" on the B-side,[3] and then included on the album Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake.

The single "Raised on Rock" / "For Ol' Times Sake" (listed by Billboard as a double-A-sided hit) reached number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 27, 1973.[4] In addition, the song "Raised on Rock" reached number 27 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart for the week of November 3, 1973.[5]

In the UK Singles Chart, the single "Raised on Rock" reached number 36 for the week of November 24, 1973.[6]

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Transcription

Contents

Musical style and lyrics

The song is sung from the point of view of a person who, as a child in the early years of rock'n'roll, was raised on songs like "Hound Dog" and "Johnny B. Goode" he would listen to on the radio every day.

Charts

Chart (1973) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)[6] 36
US Billboard Easy Listening[5] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 41*
* Listed as "Raised on Rock / For Ol' Times Sake".

References

  1. ^ a b "Raised On Rock by Elvis Presley Songfacts". Songfacts. Songfacts, LLC. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  2. ^ "Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley Songfacts". Songfacts. Songfacts, LLC. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  3. ^ "Elvis Presley - Raised On Rock / For Ol' Times Sake at Discogs". Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  4. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  6. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-12-14.

External links

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