"Rock This Town" is a song by the Stray Cats from their UK debut album Stray Cats. Its first U.S. release was on the 1982 album Built for Speed. It peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982, becoming the first of the band's three top ten hits in the U.S. It had also previously reached this position on the UK Singles Chart in 1981.
The song has been listed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll. Even the side-project band The Brian Setzer Orchestra and fictional music group Alvin and the Chipmunks have each recorded a cover of the song.
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)