159. 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)