God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from God Gave Rock and Roll to You)
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II.
"God Gave Rock and Roll to You"
Single by Argent
from the album In Deep
B-side "Christmas for the Free"
Released 1973 (1973)
Recorded 1971
Genre Rock
Length 3:20
Writer(s) Russ Ballard
The song, as recorded by Petra in their 1977 album Come and Join Us."

Problems playing this file? See media help.

"God Gave Rock and Roll to You" is a 1973 released song by British band Argent. It was recorded in 1971 during the sessions for their album All Together Now, but originally did not appear as an album track until 1973's In Deep, and was released as a successful single at that time. The 1997 CD re-release of All Together Now has the track included as a bonus. It has been covered by many artists, including Petra, Midtown, The Truth, Bride and Oficina G3. The song was remade by Kiss as "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II" for the film Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey in 1991. Unrest remade the song as "God Gave Rock & Roll To You III" for their 1992 Bavarian Mods EP.[1]

The lyrics include a reference to British pop singer Cliff Richard, known for his Christianity.


  1. ^ "Unrest (2) - Bavarian Mods And Other Hits at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 14 April 2013.