THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
362-Jerry Lee Lewis-High School Confidential.
1958-Number 12 single.
Best Bit-At 1.07.It’s ironic that at the time he recorded this song he had just married his 13 year old first cousin once removed.
High School Confidential was co-written by Lewis and Ron Hargrave for the 1958 MGM movie of the same name directed by Jack Arnold.The song also appeared on Lewis’s debut Album called ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ on the legendary ‘Sun’ record label and produced by Sam Phillips,strangely though Lewis’s big hits ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ and ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On'(see best songs 678) were omitted.
In 1958 at the height of Lewis’s fame his career was badly affected when it came to light that he had married his 13 year old cousin,this caused public uproar with tours being cancelled and radio stations refusing to play his records.
‘Open up a honey it’s your lover boy me that’s a knockin,’ why don’t you listen to me sugar all the cats are at the high school rockin.’
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