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"
Released 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded July 23, 1973
Genre Rock
Length 2:38
Writer(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]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  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. 

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