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Rubberneckin'

Rating:
4.3 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1969/01/20, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Rubberneckin':

(guitar)
(guitar)
(sitar)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)

Others*

(steel guitar)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(french horn)
(french horn)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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dgirl wrote on August 01, 2009
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.
jimsayshello wrote on January 06, 2012
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!
Monster wrote on January 06, 2012
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.
Steve V wrote on January 06, 2012
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?
GEORGE (GK) wrote on January 06, 2012
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.
old shep wrote on January 06, 2012
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?
emjel wrote on January 06, 2012
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.
marty wrote on January 06, 2012
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?
Deano1 wrote on January 07, 2012
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 05, 2012
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.
Gorse wrote on December 05, 2012
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.
kink56 wrote on December 05, 2012
I really like it. It was very "mod" at the time, and still holds up.
alanfalk wrote on December 05, 2012
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 !
john804 wrote on December 05, 2012
1 zillion stars!
sugartummy wrote on April 06, 2013
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.
JerryNodak wrote on October 11, 2016
It's a song that has grown on me over the years. I like it, but I don't put it in the greatest thing since sliced bread category.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 18, 2019
4-stars. Good tune and I think would have stood out big time if the added horns weren't so overbearing aka lose the horns and let the man sing.
Miknik7077 wrote on July 28, 2020
Very good rocker and one of my top 5 favorite song scenes of his movies. The remix was fine but not as good as A Little Less Conversation.
bajo wrote on November 15, 2020
I have always liked this one! Even better on the Oakenfield single where it states it is the orignal as a bonus track. It is indeed a remix with the backup vocals much more upfront than on the album master. I have not found it elsewhere!
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