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Did You Know: Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock”

elton john Did You Know: Elton Johns Crocodile Rock

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On ‘Tickets @2’ listen for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm]’s “Crocodile Rock.”

This tells the story of a guy who frequented a restaurant where patrons loved an obscure dance called the Crocodile Rock. Because of all the events that happened in the ’60s, this unknown little dance forever vanished into history and no one cared anymore.

The lyrics mention that this was preferred over “Rock Around The Clock,” which was a big hit for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bill Haley and the Comets[/lastfm] in 1955. Elton felt “Rock Around The Clock” was vastly overrated. The title could be a play on Haley’s song “See You Later, Alligator.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Elton said that this song contains flavors of a lot of his favorite early rock songs, including “Little Darlin” and “Oh Carol,” as well as songs by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beach Boys[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Cochran[/lastfm].

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  • RainbowRay

    “Crockodile Rock” is one of my favorite older Elton John Songs along with “Island Girl” (remember that one?). LAAA! LA! LA! LA! LA! LA!” Right Fiona?? FIona?? FIONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Damn, I miss you so much noney!!


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