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Elvis SongPedia: Rubberneckin'

Rubberneckin'




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Dory Jones, Bunny Warren

Recorded: January 21, 1969, American Studios, Memphis
Released master is take 2

Single:w/ "Don't Cry Daddy", 47-9768, November 11, 1969
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0674, December 1, 1970
"Rubberneckin'" also released as a remix by Paul Oakenfold, 2003

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#69 on Billboard's Hot 100
#69 on Cash Box's Top 100
2003 Remix: #94 on Billboard's Hot 100

1st LP release: - October 1, 1970
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My Spin

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Some non-Americans (and even some Americans!) apparently don't get what it means to be "rubberneckin'". OK, I'll fill ya in. It means he's a girl-watcher, and he's always stretchin' his neck to ogle the women, get it? Not sure that info will enlighten anyone, but there ya go. Although recorded at a non-soundtrack session (the same American Studios sessions that gave us "In The Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds"), "Rubberneckin'" was used in Elvis' last acting film, Change of Habit. Consequently, the song is a notch above the rest of the soundtrack, which was recorded at a separate session specially for the film. The song is funky and upbeat, with the female background vocals adding spice, and some nice hand-clap breaks in there to change up the pacing a bit. The 2003 remix doesn't do much for me. Unlike "A Little Less Conversation", it doesn't really "update" the song for new audiences, and certainly doesn't improve on the original.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"Rubberneckin'" is a fun song, sung by Presley with an attractive 'tight' quality. The brass playing is good and the infectious atmosphere urgent and zappy becomes very infectious.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music icon, 1979





From Change of Habit, an offbeat, energetic film rocker gussied up with the musicians from the Memphis sessions. Horns, wailing females, and Elvis belting out some lackluster lyrics. Somehow, he makes it all appealing.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982





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"Rubberneckin'" Lyrics and Downloads

Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

First thing in the morning, last thing at night
I look, stare everywhere and see everything inside
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane, and with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me

Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but I don't really care
I like what I see, I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy


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