Tuesday Tunes: “Pop Around the Clock”

No, I’m not doing an advertisement or sponsorship thing for Tide. However, I think this is an interesting cover/re-interpretation of the original, Billy Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock.”

The original was released in a 1950s and, in contrast, the commercial song in 2015. While the lyrics are similar (compare by looking at the two different sections below), there are differences in order to sell the product—repeatedly using the word pop instead of rock. Additionally, the 2015 version is less rock’n’roll and more modern pop (no pun intended). For me, the 1950s version feels more authentic or traditional and the 2015 version seems more upbeat and modern, but I wouldn’t say that one is better than the other; they’re just different. Finally, the 1950s version is an original recording, so the film is black and white, but the 2015 commercial is in full bright (dare I say technicolor?) colors.

Enjoy listening to both songs! Notice any other differences? Feel free to comment bellow!

xoxo,

the bbb blogger


Tide LYRICS:

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock, pop
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock, pop
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, pop
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight
Put your glad rags on and join me, hon’
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight
We’re gonna pop, pop, pop till the broad daylight
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight

Billy Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” LYRICS:

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock rock
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock rock
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight

Put your glad rags on and join me hon’
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes two, three and four
If the band slows down we’ll yell for more
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the chimes ring five, six, and seven
We’ll be right in seventh heaven
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When it’s eight, nine, ten, eleven too
I’ll be goin’ strong and so will you
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes twelve we’ll cool off then
Start rockin’ ’round the clock again
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

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