500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Bill Haley and His Comets, '(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock'

Writers: Jimmy DeKnight, Max Freedman
Producer: Milt Gabler
Released: May '54, Decca
24 weeks; No. 1

Haley began his career as a country yodeler before converting to rock & roll. "Clock" was a modest hit until it played during the opening credits of The Blackboard Jungle and shot to Number One.

Appears on: The Best of Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)

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