Genre: Rockabilly - Rock 'n' Roll
Vocals: Gene Vincent
Writer: Davis, Vincent
Album: N/A (YouTube Mix)
See also: "Lotta Lovin'", "Race With The Devil", "Rip It Up"
Covered by: Stray Cats - Boney M (house mix) - Elvis Presley - Queen (Et Alia)
The dark prince of Rockabilly's first and biggest hit. While in the US navy, he hurt his leg in a motorcycle accident and, while lying in a hospital bed co-wrote this song with a fellow sailor who then sold his share of the rights to Tex Davis thus giving him a writing credit. After this track scaled the heights of the worlds charts, Vincent and his career went steadily downhill until, in 1971 he died from his alcoholism aged 36.