R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.

Album: Scarecrow (1985)
Charted: 67 2
  • They come from the cities
    And they come from the smaller towns
    Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
    Goin crack boom bam

    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Yeah, Yeah!
    Rockin' in the U.S.A.

    Said goodbye to their families
    Said goodbye to their friends
    With pipe dreams in their heads
    And very little money in their hands
    Some are black and some are white
    Ain't to proud to sleep on the floor tonight
    With the blind faith of Jesus you know that they just might, be
    Rockin' in the U.S.A.

    Voices from nowhere
    And voices from the larger towns
    Filled our head full of dreams
    Turned the world upside down

    There was Frankie Lyman-Bobby Fuller-Mitch Ryder
    (They were Rockin')
    Jackie Wilson-Shangra-las-Young Rascals
    (They were Rockin')
    Spotlight on Martha Reeves
    Let's don't forget James Brown
    Rockin' in the U.S.A.
    Rockin' in the U.S.A.

    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
    R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Yeah, Yeah!
    Rockin' in the U.S.A. Writer/s: JOHN MELLENCAMP
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1986 {March 30th} "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." by John Mellencamp peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Top 100* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco...
    "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." reached #6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #7 in Canada...
    Between 1980 and 2006 the Seymour, Indiana native had twenty nine records on the Top 100 chart, ten made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Jack and Diane", for 4 weeks in September of 1982...
    One of his twenty nine charted records was a duet,"Wild Night" with Me'Shell Ndegéocello, it reached #3 in 1994...
    "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." the second of two of his records to peak at #2, his other #2 record was "Hurts So Good" for four weeks in August of 1982...
    John J. Mellencamp celebrated his 68th birthday this past on October 7th, 2019...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Billboard's Top 10 on March 30th, 1989:
    At #3. "Kiss" by Prince & The Revolution
    #4. "Secret Lovers" by Atlantic Starr
    #5. "These Dreams" by Heart
    #6. "What You Need" by INXS
    #7. "Manic Monday" by The Bangles
    #8. "Let's Go All The Way" by Sly Fox
    #9. "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer
    #10. "Nikita" by Elton John
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