Shakin' (Eddie Money song)

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"Shakin'"
Single by Eddie Money
from the album No Control
B-side "My Friends, My Friends"
Released September, 1982
Format 7" single
Recorded 1979-1981
Genre Rock
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Eddie Money, Elizabeth Myers, Ralph Carter
Eddie Money singles chronology
"Think I'm in Love"
(1982)
"Shakin'"
(1982)
"The Big Crash"
(1983)
"Think I'm in Love"
(1982)
"Shakin'"
(1982)
"The Big Crash"
(1983)

"Shakin'" is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money from his Platinum-certified album No Control, released in 1982. It was co-written by Eddie Money, Elizabeth Myers, and Ralph Carter, and released as a single, reaching #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[1] and #9 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The video for the single featured actress/model Patricia Kotero, better known as Apollonia, as the female doing the "shakin". She would later go on to co-star in the film Purple Rain. Rae's Diner, located on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA is featured in the video. It is still in business today.

In Popular Culture[edit]

The song is a playable track on the music video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. The song's video was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butthead. The duo enjoyed the video, particularly Money's faces while watching the model dance around.

The song was also performed by Money in an episode of The King of Queens in 2002, while it was featured in the film The Groomsmen (2005).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)

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