Rock-A-Hula Baby

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"Rock-A-Hula Baby"
Elvis - Rock a Hula.jpg
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Blue Hawaii
A-side "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Released October 1, 1961
Recorded March 23, 1961, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
Producer(s) Steve Sholes[1]
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Can't Help Falling in Love"
"Rock-A-Hula Baby"
"Good Luck Charm"

"Rock-A-Hula Baby ("Twist" Special)" is a song performed by Elvis Presley for the 1961 movie Blue Hawaii. Written by Ben Weisman, Fred Wise, and Dolores Fuller,[1] it is a genre mix of Hawaiian folk and rock and roll. It was the first song published by Fuller, who would eventually co-write a dozen songs for Presley.

A double A-sided release with "Can't Help Falling in Love", it peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1962, and spent four weeks at the chart summit.[2] The song has appeared on several compilation albums due to its chart success.

The title song of the 1992 movie Rock-a-Doodle parodied "Rock-A-Hula Baby".[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 64. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 134. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"The Young Ones" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
UK number one single
"Rock-A-Hula Baby" b/w "Can't Help Falling in Love"

February 22, 1962 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Wonderful Land" by The Shadows