Who originally sang Crocodile Rock?

Elton John
Crocodile Rock

“Crocodile Rock”
Songwriter(s) Elton John Bernie Taupin
Producer(s) Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
“Honky Cat” (1972) “Crocodile Rock” (1972) “Daniel” (1973)

What is the story behind Crocodile Rock?

Songfacts®: This tells the story of a guy in the ’50s and ’60s who frequented a restaurant where the patrons loved an obscure dance called the Crocodile Rock. Because of all the events that happened in the ’60s, however, this unknown little dance forever vanished into history and no one cared anymore.

What did Elton John mean by Crocodile Rock?

In “Crocodile Rock”, Elton John focuses on the subject of the Rock music genre while conveying a message that rock in the earlier years sounded much better. He asserts that when rock was younger he loved it better and had fun grooving to it always.

Did Elton John play Crocodile Rock at the Troubadour?

There’s also the 2019 Elton John biopic Rocketman, where a pivotal scene takes place at the Troubadour. This wasn’t a movie that strived for historical accuracy, so it shows him playing “Crocodile Rock” two years before he wrote the song.

Who wrote the lyrics to Crocodile Rock?

Bernie Taupin
Crocodile Rock/Lyricists

Who covered Crocodile Rock?


Title Performer Release date
Crocodile Rock Studio 99 1998
Crocodile Rock Elton John and The Muppets 2001
Crocodile Rock Bob the Builder with Elton John 2001
Crocodile Rock Baha Men November 5, 2002

What Elton John album was Crocodile Rock on?

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano PlayerCrocodile Rock / Album

Where is Crocodile Rock in Australia?

The stunning waterfalls at Manning Gorge in the Kimberley. The Gibb River Road is 700km of back-crunching, finger-numbing, exhilarating, rumbling gloriousness.

What songs did Elton sing at the Troubadour?

“Border Song” was part of the performance, as was “Sixty Years On,” “Take Me To The Pilot,” and even a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” which had been a major hit only the year before.

How old was Elton John at the Troubadour?

He’s Elton John, a 23-year-old Englishman, whose debut Tuesday night at the Troubadour was, in almost every way, magnificent… By the end of the evening, there was no question about John’s talent and potential. Tuesday night at the Troubadour was just the beginning.

What year did Elton John have the hit single Crocodile Rock on MCA?

Crocodile Rock
Released October 27, 1972 (UK) November 20, 1972 (US)
Recorded June 1972 Château d’Hérouville, France
Length 3:56
Label MCA (US) DJM (UK)

Where is Crocodile Rock?

Millport town
Crocodile Rock 🐊 This Crocodile Rock can be found on the beach in Millport town and is the most recognisable out of all the rocks. In fact, it’s actually considered to be one of Scotland’s “quirkiest, best-known landmarks”.