Rubberneckin'

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"Rubberneckin'"
Rubberneckin' by Elvis Presley.jpg
"Rubberneckin'" cover
Song by Elvis Presley from the album Almost in Love and ELV1S: 2nd to None
Released November 1969
A-side Don't Cry Daddy
Genre Soul
Language English
Length 02:11
Writer Dory Jones and Bunny Warren

“Rubberneckin'” is a song performed by Elvis Presley which was recorded at American Sound Studio.  It would be used in the film Change of Habit and subsequently issued as the b-side of RCA single 47-9768 “Don't Cry Daddy” in conjunction with the movie premiere.[1]  It reached #6 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.[2]


Paul Oakenfold version[edit]

"Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album 2nd to None
Released 8 September 2003
Format CD single
Digital download
Genre Electronica
Length 3:28
Label BMG
Producer(s) Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold singles chronology
"Hypnotised"
(2003)
"Rubberneckin'"
(2003)
"Faster Kill Pussycat"
(2006)

In 2003, Paul Oakenfold remixed “Rubberneckin'”, and it was released as a single and on the album ELV1S: 2nd to None.  The remixed song was used in a commercial by Toyota to introduce their Solara model.[3]  It peaked at #3 on the Australia Singles Top 50 and stayed there for 1 week. It also hit the top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom but only managed to hit #94 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD single - 2003
  1. "Rubberneckin'" (Paul Oakenfold Remix) (Radio Edit) - 3:28
  2. "Rubberneckin'" (Paul Oakfold Extended Remix) - 5:20
  3. "Rubberneckin'" (Original Version) - 2:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 5
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 10
Italy (FIMI)[11] 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 18
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 19
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[16] 5

Used in advertising[edit]

In 1984, Denny's Restaurant used the original 1969 version in 30-second TV spots.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guralnick/Jorgensen (1999). Elvis Day by Day. Ballantine Books. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-345-42089-3. 
  2. ^ Fred L. Worth, Steve D. Tamerius (1992). Elvis: his life from A to Z. Wings Books. p. 419. 
  3. ^ DJ Ron Slomowicz. "Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin". Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Elvis Presley and Paul Oakenfold - Rubberneckin' (remix)". 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "Elvis Presley: Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ Irish Charts Search "Rubberneckin'"
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Elvis Presley search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" Canciones Top 50.
  15. ^ "Elvis Presley – Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix) – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ UK Charts Search for respective song (Reference only valid for songs with charting under 40)