Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me

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"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me"
Smokie - Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me (1975) front cover.jpg
Single by Smokie
from the album Changing All the Time
B-side "Talking Her Around"
Released September 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded Audio International Studios in London
Genre Pop rock, glam rock, country rock
Length 3:18
Label RAK
Songwriter(s) Chinn / Chapman
Producer(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Smokie singles chronology
"If You Think You Know How to Love Me"
(1975)
"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me"
(1975)
"Something's Been Making Me Blue"
(1976)

"If You Think You Know How to Love Me"
(1975)
"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me"
(1975)
"Something's Been Making Me Blue"
(1976)
Music video
"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me" on YouTube

"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me" is a song by British rock band Smokie. It was released in early September 1975 as a single and appeared later on the album Changing All the Time. Like the band's previous two singles "Pass It Around" and "If You Think You Know How to Love Me", the song was composed by Nicky Chinn / Mike Chapman.

The acoustic guitar riff in "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me" is believed to be adopted from the Elvis Presley hit "His Latest Flame".[1]

The single was as successful as the previous one. It debuted in the UK Singles Chart on 4 October 1975, reaching #8 and lingering in the charts for 7 weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me"Chinn / Chapman03:18
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."Talking Her Around"Uttley02:44

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 UK Singles Chart 8[2]

Johnny Hallyday version (in French)[edit]

"Derrière l'amour / Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi"
Single by Johnny Hallyday
A-side "Derrière l'amour"
B-side "Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi"
Released 1976 (1976)
Label Philips
Johnny Hallyday singles chronology
"Requiem pour un fou"
(1976)
"Derrière l'amour" / "Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi"
(1976)
"Gabrielle"
(1976)

"Requiem pour un fou"
(1976)
"Derrière l'amour" / "Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi"
(1976)
"Gabrielle"
(1976)
Music video
"Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi" (Live on Stade de France, 2009) on YouTube

The song was adapted into French and in 1976 released (under the title "Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi") by French singer Johnny Hallyday.

Track listing[edit]

7" single Philips 6042 16 (France, etc.)

  1. "Derrière l'amour" (4:40)
  2. "Joue pas de rock'n'roll pour moi" ("Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me") (3:33)[3]

Other cover versions[edit]

Chris Norman included his solo cover of the song on his 2000 studio album "Full Circle".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hendriks, Phil (July 2007). Changing All the Time (CD booklet). Smokie. London: 7T's Records.
  2. ^ a b "Smokie chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "lescharts.com - Johnny Hallyday - Derrière l'amour". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Chris Norman - Full Circle". Retrieved October 20, 2017.

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