Rock'n Me

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"Rock'n Me"
The European release of "Rock'n Me" by Mercury Records.
Single by Steve Miller Band
from the album Fly Like an Eagle
B-side "Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma"
Released 1976
Format 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1976 at CBS Studios in San Francisco, California[1]
Genre Rock
Length 3:05
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Steve Miller
Producer(s) Steve Miller
Steve Miller Band singles chronology
"Take the Money and Run"
(1976)
"Rock'n Me"
(1976)
"Fly Like an Eagle"
(1976)

"Rock'n Me" is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by the group's leader Steve Miller. The song was released as the second single from the group's ninth studio album Fly Like an Eagle in 1976. The North American release of the single was credited to Steve Miller, while the European release was credited to the Steve Miller Band.

The song was the band's second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed at the top for 1 week,[2] and also topped the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada.[3]

The cities mentioned in the song include Phoenix, Arizona; Tacoma, Washington; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles, California.

The song is a playable track on the video game Rock Band 2, and featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Tap Tap Revenge 3 for iOS.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Canadian Top Singles[3] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 1
Chart (1977) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 25
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashley Brown, ed. (1990). "Space Cowboy". The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated History of Popular Music. Vol. 11 (Reference ed.). Marshall Cavendish. p. 1227. ISBN 1-85435-026-9. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2010) [First published in 1983]. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (9th ed.). Billboard Books. p. 443. ISBN 978-0-8230-8554-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Top Singles". RPM. Vol. 26 (No. 7): p. 23. November 13, 1976. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved June 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Steve Miller Band – Rock'n Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Steve Miller Band – Rock'n Me". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 1976-11-27" UK Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Steve Miller Band – Rock'n Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Miller,Steve Band > Rock'n Me – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
Preceded by
"If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
November 6, 1976
Succeeded by
"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart
Preceded by
"Disco Duck (part one)" by Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
RPM Top Singles number-one single
November 13, 1976
Succeeded by
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot