‘Rock Around The Clock’

 

 

On Saturday, 9 July 1955 Bill Haley & Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” topped the charts where it stayed for eight weeks.
It was not the first rock and roll record, nor was it the first successful record of the genre but this song, whose  original full title was “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!”,  was the first able to surge to the top of all three different categories compiled by Billboard magazine at the time: Best Sellers in Stores, Most Played By Disc Jockeys, and Most Played in Juke Boxes.
In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”

 

‘Rock Around The Clock’

One, two, three o´clock, four o´clock, rock
Five, six, seven o´clock, eight o´clock, rock
Nine, ten, eleven o´clock, twelve o´clock, rock
We´re gonna rock around the clock tonight

Put your glad rags on and join me, hon
We´ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We´re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We´re gonna rock, rock, rock, ´til 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, ´til 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
We´re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We´re gonna rock, rock, rock, ´til broad daylight
We´re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight

When it´s eight, nine, ten, eleven too
I´ll be goin´ strong and so will you
We´re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We´re gonna rock, rock, rock, ´til broad daylight
We´re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes twelve, we´ll cool off then
Start a rockin´ round the clock again
We´re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We´re gonna rock, rock, rock, ´til broad daylight
We´re gonna rock, gonna rock, around the clock tonight

 

Rock Senza Sosta

L’una, le due, le tre, le quattro rock
Le cinque, le sei, le sette le otto rock
Le nove, le dieci, le undici le dodici rock
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera

Indossa i tuoi stracci eleganti e vieni con me, dolcezza
Ci divertiremo quando l’orologio segnerà l’una
E balleremo senza sosta stasera
Balleremo il rock, fino a giorno fatto
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera

Quando l’orologio segnerà le due, e le tre e le quattro
Se la band rallenterà noi le urleremo di andare avanti
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
Balleremo il rock, fino a giorno fatto
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera

Quando le campane suoneranno le cinque e le sei e le sette
Ci parrà di essere al settimo cielo
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
Balleremo il rock, rock, rock, fino a giorno fatto
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
Quando saranno le otto, le nove, le dieci e le undici
Io mi sentirò forte e lo sarai anche tu
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
Balleremo il rock, rock, rock, fino allo a giorno fatto
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera

Quando l’orologio batterà le dodici, allora ci calmeremo,
Ma poi ricominceremo a ballare senza sosta
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
Balleremo il rock fino a giorno fatto
Balleremo il rock senza sosta stasera
(L.Z.)

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