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Chuck Berry

Roll Over Beethoven

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  • 1956
  • 2012
  • 1955
  • 1972
  • 1962

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“Roll Over Beethoven” is a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry originally released on Chess Records, with “Drifting Heart” as the B-side. The lyrics of the song mention rock and roll and the desire for rhythm and blues to replace classical music. The song has been covered by many other artists and Rolling Stone ranked it #97 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Roll Over Beethoven ... Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news ... Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues

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This song is listed #97 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Chuck Berry (See Charts): No Particular Place To Go, Let It Rock, Bio, Around And Around, Route 66, You Can'T Catch Me, Little Queenie, No Money Down, Too Much Monkey Business, and Memphis.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.


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