500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Eddie Cochran, 'C'mon Everybody'
Writers: Cochran, Jerry Capehart
Released: Oct. '58, Liberty
12 weeks; No. 35
Cochran was paid $82.50 for the three-hour session that produced this classic rockabilly track. The follow-up to his smash "Summertime Blues," "C'mon" is a good-natured bad-boy tune powered by heavy strumming on his Martin guitar. Although he died at age 21, in a 1960 car crash that also seriously injured rockabilly pioneer Gene Vincent, Cochran became a huge influence in England.
Appears on: Something' Else (Razor and Tie)