Album: Goodnight Vienna (1974)


  • This was written specifically for Ringo by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. A "snookeroo" is an English expression for a man who does nothing but play snooker (a variation of pool) all day and night.
  • In America, this was released as a double A-side single with "No No Song," a track that makes numerous drug references. American audiences far preferred the song about drugs to the song about snooker, and "No No Song" became the hit, reaching #3.

    In the UK, "Snookeroo" was released as a single backed by "Oo-Wee," but failed to chart.

Comments: 2

  • Ken from Louisville, KyThe line "two rooms up and two rooms down" is a variation of the British expression "Two up, two down", a description of "council" or public housing. "Sister used to make the News" is a reference to "News Of The World", which was the leading British tabloid scandal sheet.
  • Nikolai from Los Angeles, CaThis song is awesome.
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