Archive for Songs with “Rock” in the Title

Cameron Carpenter: The ABC’s of Rock’n’Roll – Rock’n’Roll Never Dies

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by segarini

CamThere are thousands of songs with the word “rock” in them, in fact the whole genre may have been coined by a song with the word rock in it. Much like determining where the first hockey or baseball game was played, or what the first rap record was, historians and nerds will argue until the end of time about what might have been the first rock record. Was it the 1951 Chess Recordings recording of “Rocket “88”” from Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats (who were actually Ike Turner’s band Kings Of Rhythm) produced by Sam Phillips? How about the 1947 recording of “Good Rocking Tonight” by Roy Brown a song that would be “rocked up” by Elvis Presley in 1954 (with Sam Phillips also producing). In 1954 Bill Haley and his Comets stayed on the charts for half of the year with “Rock Around The Clock” so perhaps they deserve the crown. It is a debate that will never be definitively answered. Here are “rock” songs that lurk on my iPod.

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