The Wall Street Shuffle

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"The Wall Street Shuffle"
Single by 10cc
from the album Sheet Music
B-side "Gismo My Way"
Released 1974
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock
Length 3:54
Label UK Records
Writer(s) Eric Stewart
Graham Gouldman
Producer(s) 10cc
10cc singles chronology
"The Worst Band in the World"
(1974)
"The Wall Street Shuffle"
(1974)
"Silly Love"
(1974)

"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music. It was the most successful single to be released from the album, reaching No. 10 on the UK chart.

The song features a classic rock riff and lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Getty, Rothschild and Howard Hughes.

The song remains popular with fans and is often performed live in concert. A live performance was included on the 2007 promotional live compilation The Best of 10cc Live.

Covers[edit]

  • ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad recorded a Swedish-language version called "Guld och gröna ängar" (with Swedish lyrics by Owe Junsjö) on her solo album "Frida ensam".

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Wall Street Shuffle"   Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman 3:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gismo My Way"   Stewart, Gouldman, Kevin Godley, Lol Creme 3:40

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1][2] 10
Dutch Top 40[3] 1
German Singles Chart[4] 43
Irish Singles Chart[5] 9
Preceded by
"Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae[6]
Dutch Top 40 number one single
12 October 1974 (1974-10-12)
Succeeded by
"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "everyhit.com search results". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - 10cc - Wall Street Shuffle". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 41, 1974 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "charts-surfer.de search results". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 40, 1974 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 42, 1974 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 

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