|Single by Elvis Presley|
|from the album Blue Hawaii|
|A-side||"Can't Help Falling in Love"|
|Released||October 1, 1961|
|Recorded||March 23, 1961, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
"Rock-A-Hula Baby ("Twist" Special)" is a song performed by Elvis Presley for the 1961 movie Blue Hawaii. Written by Ben Weisman, Fred Wise, and Dolores Fuller, it is a genre mix of Hawaiian folk and rock and roll. It was the first song published by Fuller, who would eventually co-write a dozen songs for Presley.
A double A-sided release with "Can't Help Falling in Love", it peaked at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1962, and spent four weeks at the chart summit. The song has appeared on several compilation albums due to its chart success.
"The Young Ones" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
|UK number one single
"Rock-A-Hula Baby" b/w "Can't Help Falling in Love"
February 22, 1962 (4 weeks)
"Wonderful Land" by The Shadows
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