C'mon Everybody

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For the Elvis Presley album, see C'mon Everybody (album).
"C'mon Everybody"
Single by Eddie Cochran
from the album The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
B-side Don't Ever Let Me Go
Released October 1958
Recorded October 10, 1958
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Label Liberty Records 55166
UK London HLU 8792
Writer(s) Eddie Cochran
Jerry Capehart
Producer(s) Eddie Cochran
Eddie Cochran singles chronology
"Summertime Blues"
(1958)
"C'mon Everybody"
(1958)
"Teenage Heaven"
(1959)

"C'mon Everybody" is a 1958 song by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart, originally released as a B-side. In 1959 it peaked in the UK (where Cochran had major success and where he died in 1960) at No. 6 in the singles chart, and, thirty years later, in 1988, the track was re-issued there and became a No. 14 hit. In the United States the song got to No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. "C'mon Everybody" is ranked No. 403 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

When Cochran recorded his lead vocal for the song, he also created an alternate version of the song called "Let's Get Together". The only change to the lyrics was exactly that: the phrase "Let's get together" in place of "C'mon everybody". This alternate version was eventually released on a compilation album in the 1970s.[1]

The song was also used by Levi Strauss & Co. to promote their 501 jean range in 1988. The advert, titled "Eddie Cochran" and directed by Syd Macartney, told the story of how the (purported) narrator, songwriter Sharon Sheeley, attracted Eddie Cochran by wearing said jeans. The song was re-released as a promotional single that year.

Personnel[2][edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1958/59) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 39
Flanders Singles Chart 20
UK Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart (1988) 14
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 35

Legacy[edit]

The song is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500.

Cover versions[edit]

"C'mon Everybody"
Song by Led Zeppelin from the album Led Zeppelin (DVD)
Released May 26, 2003
Recorded January 9, 1970
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
Length 2:28
Label Atlantic
Writer Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
Producer Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin (DVD) track listing
"Communication Breakdown"
(9)
"C'mon Everybody"
(10)
"Something Else"
(11)

Cover versions exist by NRBQ, Led Zeppelin, Sid Vicious, Humble Pie, Neon Rose (Sweden), Backbeat Band, UFO, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Tomoyasu Hotei and The Raveonettes.

Elvis Presley song[edit]

"C'mon Everybody" is also the title of an unrelated song performed by Elvis Presley in the 1964 film Viva Las Vegas. This song is credited to songwriter Joy Byers, although in recent years Byers's husband and songwriting partner Bob Johnston has disputed this. Johnston wrote a number of songs for Elvis in the 1960s including "It Hurts Me" and "Let Yourself Go," both of which were performed by Elvis in the 1968 "Comeback Special."

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C'mon Everybody/Let's Get Together Lyrics at lyricsmania.com
  2. ^ Eddie Cochran 1958 sessions at Remember Eddie Cochran
  3. ^ "Eddie Cochran Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Eddie Cochran.