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Rubberneckin'

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Words & Music: Dory Jones/ Bunny Warren
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

First thing in the morning, last thing at night
I look, stare everywhere and see everything inside
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
If your rubberneckin' baby well that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but they don't really know
I like what I see I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me

Some people say I'm wasting time yeh, but I don't really care
I like what I see, I see what I like yeh, it gives me such a glow

Sittin' on the back porch all by myself
Along came Mary Jane with somebody else
Well, stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
It's called rubberneckin' baby but that's all right with me
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop, look and listen baby that's my philosophy
Stop
Recorded: 1969/01/20, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 6, 2013report abuse
Great bass by Tommy Cogbill. I also like the backing vocals and handclapping. Bunny Warren is the wife of Ben Weisman, who wrote it. I saw this band in Dordrecht, Holland in I think 2005. They played Rubberneckin' like the oakenfeld remix. Great song in the '69 version.
john804 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2012report abuse
1 zillion stars!
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2012report abuse
God rocking song both in the movie (one of the greatest song scenes in any Elvis movie) and in the remixed version, great to see two so different songs on the same single. I like "Rubberneckin´" better than "Don´t Cry Daddy", but my danish fellow men back in the time were of a different oppinion as DCD is the Elvis song that has spent the longest time on the danish hit list ever !
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2012report abuse
I really like it. It was very "mod" at the time, and still holds up.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2012report abuse
A real driving uptempo song with an infectious beat which was excellent in both its original form in 1969 and as a great remix in 2003. I like the visuals in a more than passable film, which folk would have raved over, if something of its quality had been released a few years previous.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2012report abuse
I do like this song, but there are many hundreds of songs that Elvis recorded that I like a whole lot more than this one.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2012report abuse
This has always been one of my favorites. A hard driving rocker that was vastly superior to "Don't Cry Daddy" (the A-side of the single). If RCA had pushed this song instead of DCD I wonder if it would have meant more rock singles from Elvis instead of the string of ballads that followed. After this single release only "Patch It Up" bridged the gap until "Burning Love" three years later. I love most of the ballads, but as this song proved Elvis could still rock better than anyone with the right material.
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
Not one of my favourites from the '69 sessions but one of the better 'movie' songs mainly because it wasn't recorded as part of the soundtrack! I do not like the idea of remixes and this one failed to repeat the success of ALLC. One of the other remixes considered back then I thought was much better. Unfortunately I have since lost the file and cannot find it anywhere! Anyone has any ideas?
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
Although song is okay, I was never happy with the slight echo or overpowering backing vocals. Wouldn't think it came from same Memphis '69 sessions.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
A good movie song although I was never keen on the movie itself.A Little Less Conversation is having a new lease of life on a UK TV ad, so maybe this remix will follow suit?
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
I always liked this song, from the Memphis sessions. Loved the song, in the movie, and so enjoyed the Live versions, in Vegas. Loved the remix ! I wish RCA would continue to remixing Elvis songs. There are so many less known songs, to be remixed and brought to a new audience.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
A very good song which I thought was better than the syrupy A-side. Would have made a great A side single, a very hip song/lyrics for 1969, sort of like Cecelia from S&G. Missed chance. How can anyone not like the beat here?
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
Never been much of a fan o this one, a low point of the 69 sessions I think. I was very surprised that it was chosen as the follow up remix to ALLC.
jimsayshello (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
Have always loved it... from my favourite Elvis period. The remix didn't add much though... in fact I think there were a few remixes made before the Oakenford one was selected and I remember a really stripped back version which was magnificent... wish I could find it again!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2009report abuse
I like it. Could have been an A-side for sure and used to promote Change OF Habit. The remix is not as good as ALLC, but its not all bad. Recorded in Memphis, its a good rocking number that Elvis even did live in 1969. Should have had radio airplay back in the day.

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