Mr Rock & Roll

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"Mr Rock & Roll"
Single by Amy Macdonald
from the album This Is the Life
B-side "Somebody New", "What Is Love"
Released 16 July 2007 (UK)
5 August 2008 (US)
Format CD single, Digital download
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 3:35
Label Vertigo Records
Songwriter(s) Amy Macdonald
Producer(s) Pete Wilkinson
Amy Macdonald singles chronology
"Poison Prince"
"Mr Rock & Roll"
"Poison Prince"
"Mr. Rock and Roll"
iTunes digital single cover
iTunes Digital Cover
iTunes Digital Cover

"Mr. Rock & Roll" is a single by Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald, released on 16 July 2007. It was her first full single after the limited online release of "Poison Prince",[1] and was released on CD and 7" vinyl. It charted at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is the first track on Macdonald’s debut album This Is the Life, and is her most successful single in the UK so far. This song was also featured on the BBC Olympics 2008 programming, where it was played as the show looked over the day's events.

The song's hook is bolstered by the use of the copy and paste technique.

Music video[edit]

The music video consists of Macdonald playing a guitar in a white room. Pictures of her and a man and a woman walking in town are also seen.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Mr. Rock & Roll"
  2. "Somebody New"
7" single
  1. "Mr. Rock & Roll"
  2. "What Is Love"
CD single - Europe
  1. "Mr. Rock & Roll"
  2. "Somebody New"
  3. "Let's Start a Band"
CD single - Germany
  1. "Mr. Rock and Roll"
  2. "A Wish for Something More"
  3. "Let's Start a Band"
Digital download
  1. "Mr. Rock & Roll"
  2. "Mr. Rock & Roll" (acoustic)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007/2008) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 7
European Hot 100 Singles[5] 41
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 21
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 31
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Rank
German Singles Chart [12] 53


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[13] Gold 25,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone


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