Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, January 24, 1958 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller which became a huge hit when Elvis recorded it. Leiber and Stoller excelled at writing catchy pop songs with elements of blues music. The line, "Number 47 said to number 3, You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see," is a sly reference to prison sex but was not offensive enough to create any controversy over the song. This was a massive hit. It was #1 on the US pop charts for seven weeks, and also reached #1 on the country and R&B charts. In the UK, it entered the charts at #1, becoming the first song to do so. ABC television ran a series of educational cartoons called "Schoolhouse Rock" in the '70s. Millions of kids learned about grammar, history, and astronomy from them. The title was a play on this song.

Jailhouse Rock FAQs

Who sang Jailhouse Rock?

Jailhouse Rock was performed by Elvis Presley

What year did Jailhouse Rock get to the UK number 1 spot?

Jailhouse Rock first became a UK number 1 on Friday, January 24, 1958

How long was Jailhouse Rock at number 1 in the UK?

Jailhouse Rock spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.