500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

Bill Haley and His Comets, '(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock'
500
159/500

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)

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