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Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2008/09/10
Channel: Andy A
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2008/05/28
Channel: McCartneyInUA
Eddie Cochran - Twenty-Flight Rock
Eddie Cochran - Twenty-Flight Rock
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: DaveMUSICALMENTE
EDDIE COCHRAN - TWENTY-FLIGHT ROCK
EDDIE COCHRAN - TWENTY-FLIGHT ROCK
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: RememberEddieCochran
Jack White & Conan O
Jack White & Conan O'Brien - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: Kostiantyn Alymov
Nowhere Boy - Thomas Brodie Sangster plays "Twenty Flight Rock" by Eddie Cochran
Nowhere Boy - Thomas Brodie Sangster plays "Twenty Flight Rock" by Eddie Cochran
Published: 2013/05/06
Channel: Damnitfroggy
Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock LIVE HD Tempe, Arizona
Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock LIVE HD Tempe, Arizona '81
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: Ronald Rock
Stray Cats - Twenty-Flight Rock
Stray Cats - Twenty-Flight Rock
Published: 2010/02/25
Channel: P270397
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen  -  20 Flight Rock (November, 1971)
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - 20 Flight Rock (November, 1971)
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: djclay33
Eddie Cochran plays twenty flight rock with full solo!
Eddie Cochran plays twenty flight rock with full solo!
Published: 2017/09/28
Channel: Heppest of The Hep
Twenty Flight Rock
Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Paul McCartney - Topic
The Beatles - Twenty Flight Rock
The Beatles - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2013/02/22
Channel: Blue Meanie
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (Color)
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (Color)
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: Nicklas Gunnarsson
The Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock -- American Concert 1981
The Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock -- American Concert 1981
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: Fanny Schneider
Eddie Cochran – Twenty Flight Rock
Eddie Cochran – Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: VintageMusicFm
♪♫ Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (Tutorial)
♪♫ Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (Tutorial)
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: georgiarose16
Ravabilly & the Sideburns - Twenty Flight Rock
Ravabilly & the Sideburns - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: Ravabilly & the Sideburns
Thomas Brodie - Sangster || Twenty Flight Rock
Thomas Brodie - Sangster || Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2015/12/17
Channel: januaryembers
Cliff Richard and The Shadows - Twenty flight rock - 1959
Cliff Richard and The Shadows - Twenty flight rock - 1959
Published: 2012/05/10
Channel: Miloš 01
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2007/06/05
Channel: camus6782
VINCE TAYLOR "TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK" ROLLMOPS OCTOBRE 2013
VINCE TAYLOR "TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK" ROLLMOPS OCTOBRE 2013
Published: 2016/01/09
Channel: ROLLMOPS DE SAUSHEIM
Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock - Live
Rolling Stones - Twenty Flight Rock - Live '81 Seattle
Published: 2011/06/02
Channel: RememberEddieCochran
Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran Cover) - Andy B. & The Honeytones
Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran Cover) - Andy B. & The Honeytones
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: GuitarDad5000
BackBeat - Twenty Flight Rock
BackBeat - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2011/06/03
Channel: Luciano Garcia
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock - Rock
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock - Rock'n'Roll Legends - R'n'R + lyrics
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: Rock'n'Roll Legends
Robert Gordon & Link Wray - 20 Flight Rock
Robert Gordon & Link Wray - 20 Flight Rock
Published: 2009/02/01
Channel: markowee
Tiger Army - Twenty Flight Rock
Tiger Army - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2007/09/11
Channel: snorkydorky
BackBeat - Twenty Flight Rock (Dave Pirner)
BackBeat - Twenty Flight Rock (Dave Pirner)
Published: 2010/07/28
Channel: hardtofindstuff
Twenty Flight Rock (cover)
Twenty Flight Rock (cover)
Published: 2013/03/23
Channel: 少年ロカビリー
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (1957)
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (1957)
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: the rockabillie
Twenty flight rock - Paul McCartney
Twenty flight rock - Paul McCartney
Published: 2012/04/28
Channel: carlitosfabian2009
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock (Live at the Cavern Club)
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock (Live at the Cavern Club)
Published: 2010/03/01
Channel: PaulMcCartneyHD .Perú
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2007/11/15
Channel: mayhew7
'Twenty Flight Rock' - PaulMcCartney.com Track of the Week
Published: 2013/01/07
Channel: PAUL McCARTNEY
Thomas Brodie-Sangster - Twenty Flight Rock 4.30min edition
Thomas Brodie-Sangster - Twenty Flight Rock 4.30min edition
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: Yûmei Jin
Twenty Flight Rock Guitar Lesson by Mac
Twenty Flight Rock Guitar Lesson by Mac
Published: 2009/05/21
Channel: MacHardcase
Twenty Flight Rock
Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: Eddie Cochran - Topic
Paul McCartney  -  20 Flight Rock  - Up Close 1992 [HD]
Paul McCartney - 20 Flight Rock - Up Close 1992 [HD]
Published: 2009/11/26
Channel: PaulMcCartneyHD .Perú
Twenty Flight Rock (feat. Brian Setzer) (Live at The Iridium, June 2010)
Twenty Flight Rock (feat. Brian Setzer) (Live at The Iridium, June 2010)
Published: 2015/10/06
Channel: Jeff Beck - Topic
MONTROSE TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK HQ SOUND
MONTROSE TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK HQ SOUND
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Albert Lee
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock Cover
Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock Cover
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: jnb432
♪♫ Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (cover)
♪♫ Eddie Cochran - Twenty Flight Rock (cover)
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: georgiarose16
Twenty Flight Rock
Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: Tiger Army - Topic
Twenty Flight Rock / Lee Rocker
Twenty Flight Rock / Lee Rocker
Published: 2012/02/14
Channel: eddie6136
Vince Taylor - Twenty flight rock
Vince Taylor - Twenty flight rock
Published: 2009/12/29
Channel: JohnMilner78
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock - Live At Abbey Road Studios 2005
Paul McCartney - Twenty Flight Rock - Live At Abbey Road Studios 2005
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: MusicNic
The Beat Brothers - Twenty Flight Rock - unplugged & akustisch
The Beat Brothers - Twenty Flight Rock - unplugged & akustisch
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: DieBeatBrothers
Tiger Army - Twenty Flight Rock
Tiger Army - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: buchusoko
Darrel Higham - Twenty Flight Rock
Darrel Higham - Twenty Flight Rock
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: GatorRock788
Twintones Rockabilly Duo Twenty flight Rock
Twintones Rockabilly Duo Twenty flight Rock
Published: 2017/11/12
Channel: david evans
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"Twenty Flight Rock"
Cochran Twenty Flight Rock record label.PNG
Single by Eddie Cochran
B-side "Cradle Baby"
Released November 1957
Format 7" single
Recorded May/August 1957, Gold Star Studios
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 1:42
Label Liberty
Songwriter(s) Eddie Cochran
Ned Fairchild
Producer(s) Simon Jackson
Eddie Cochran singles chronology
"Drive In Show"
(1957)
"Twenty Flight Rock"
(1957)
"Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie"
(1958)
"Drive In Show"
(1957)
"Twenty Flight Rock"
(1957)
"Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie"
(1958)

"Twenty Flight Rock" is a song originally performed by Eddie Cochran in the 1956 film comedy The Girl Can't Help It, and released as a single in 1957. The song was published in 1957 as written by Ned Fairchild and Eddie Cochran by American Music Incorporated and Campbel, Connelly and Company.[1][2][3] Eddie Cochran's contribution was primarily on the music. Cochran's version was rockabilly-flavored, but artists of many genres have covered the song.

The first version of "Twenty Flight Rock" was recorded by Cochran in July 1956 at Goldstar Studio, with Connie Smith on the bull fiddle and Jerry Capehart thumping a soup carton. Cochran re-recorded the song sometime between May to August 1957. This later version was released in the United States (Liberty 55112) with "Cradle Baby" as a flipside. It was a moderate seller, but was more popular in Europe and had steady sales for a long period.

The song follows the twelve-bar blues format, using the device of counting upwards ("One flight, two flight, three flight, four/five, six, seven flight, eight flight, more") in the refrain in a manner similar to "Rock Around the Clock". The lyrics end on a surprisingly morbid note relative to other pop music songs of the time.

The barely 15-year-old Paul McCartney used "Twenty Flight Rock" as his first song when he auditioned for John Lennon on July 6, 1957 in Liverpool, England. The 16-year-old Lennon was impressed by the young McCartney's ability to play the song on the guitar during their first official introductions at St. Peter's Church Hall prior to a church garden fete.[4] The good first impression of McCartney's performance led to an invitation to join the Quarrymen—John Lennon's band that would eventually evolve into the Beatles. On The Beatles Anthology, McCartney noted that: "I think what impressed him most was that I knew all the words."

Cochran performing "Twenty Flight Rock" appeared in the film The Girl Can't Help It, as a tongue-in-cheek example of the supposed lack of talent required to perform rock and roll. The guitar solo was edited out in the movie. The song also featured in the film "The Delinquents" (1989).

Musicians, 1956 version[edit]

Musicians, 1957 version[edit]

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