C'mon Everybody (song)

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C'mon Everybody
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1958 US single
Published by EMI Unart / Warner Tamerlane Publishing
Registration BMI 166716
Release date Late October 1958
Recorded 10 October 1958, at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Mixed at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles.
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Language English
Length 1 minutes 53 seconds
Composer Jerry Capeheart, Eddie Cochran
Label Liberty Records
Producer Snuff Garrett
Engineer Chuck Foreman

'C'mon Everybody' is a 1958 rock and roll song by American singer-songwriter Eddie Cochran. Composed by Cochran and Jerry Capehart, it was originally released as a B-side to 'Don't Ever Let Me Go', but went on to chart at number 35 on the US Billboard 100 Singles chart, and number 6 on the UK Singles chart in 1959. In 1988, the track was re-issued in the United Kingdom, where Cochran had previous major success in the 1950s, and it became a number 14 hit in the UK chart. It was Cochran's biggest selling single.

Overview

'C'mon Everybody' was recorded at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, California, in October 1958. In the studio, when Cochran recorded his lead vocal for the single, he also created an alternate version of the song entitled 'Let's Get Together'. The only variation to the lyrics was the replacement phrase Let's get together in the place of C'mon everybody! 'Let's Get Together' was eventually released on a compilation album in the 1972, entitled Legendary Masters. 'C'mon Everybody' was also utilized by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1988, to promote their 501 jeans range and was re-released as a single. The commercial retold the story of how the narrator, songwriter Sharon Sheeley, attracted Cochran by wearing a pair of 501 jeans.

The song is ranked number 403 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time', and has been covered by numerous recording artists. English rock band Led Zeppelin recorded a live version at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, which eventually appeared on their 2003 release DVD. The song has been covered by many bands, including Vince Taylor and his Playboys (1961), the Gants (1966), Gene and the Gents (1968), UFO (1971), Humble Pie (1972), Alvin Stardust (1975), Sex Pistols (1979), Jesse Garon (1985), Cliff Richard featuring the Kalin Twins, the Dallas Boys, and the Vernon Girls (1990), Bryan Adams (1993), Showaddywaddy (2002), P. J. Proby (2003), Billy Fury (2006), Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2009).

The Elvis Presley song 'C'mon Everybody', written by Joy Byers, is not related to this song.

Chart positions

Chart (1959) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 6
US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart (Pop Singles) 35
Canadian Singles Chart 39
Belgian Singles Chart (Flemish)[1] 20
Chart (1988) Peak position
UK Singles Chart 14

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Eddie Cochran - vocals, guitar
    • Ray Johnson - piano
    • Connie 'Guybo' Smith - bass guitar
    • Jerry Capehart - tambourine
    • Earl Palmer - drums
  • Production:
    • Snuff Garrett - producer
    • Chuck Foreman - engineer

References

  1. Belgian Chart (Flemish). Retrieved on 14 December 2013.