School Days

Chuck Berry

About School Days

"School Days" (also known as "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)") is a rock-and-roll song written and recorded by Chuck Berry and released by Chess Records as a single in March 1957 and on the LP After School Session two months later (see 1957 in music). It is one of his best-known songs and is often considered a rock-and-roll anthem. The last verse of the song contains the lyrics "Hail, hail rock and roll / Deliver me from the days of old." Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll became the title of a 1987 concert film and documentary about Berry; the song itself is also commonly mistitled as Hail Hail Rock and Roll. Much of the song's musical arrangement was reused by Berry in 1964 in "No Particular Place to Go". The same arrangement was also used for "Big Ben Blues". 


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1993
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Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You studyin' hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone

Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Keep up the teacher don't know how mean she looks

Soon as three o'clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get outta your seat
Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and 'round the bend
Right to the juke joint, you go in

Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance,
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round we go

Drop the coin right into the slot
You're gotta hear somethin' that's really hot
With the one you love, you're makin' romance
All day long you been wantin' to dance,
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round we go

Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feelin' is there, body and soul

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Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music. more »

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8 facts about this song

Release and Recognition
"School Days" is a popular rock and roll song written and recorded by Chuck Berry, released by Chess Records as a single in March 1957. It became one of Berry's most well-known songs.
Influence and Importance
The song is lyrically significant as one of the earliest examples of Berry's knack for celebrating the teenage experience, telling a story of high school life that still resonates with listeners today.
Musical Composition
"School Days" features Berry's distinctive guitar work and a memorable, catchy rhythm that reflects the energy and ardor of the rock and roll era. The song also has a recognizable opening guitar riff and piano accompaniment.
Commercial Success
On its release, "School Days" charted at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart.
Later Versions
"School Days" has been covered by several artists over the years, including AC/DC, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles during their early years. The song's permeating influence across rock and pop music demonstrates its lasting impact.
Inclusion in Media
The song has been featured in numerous films and television shows, including "American Graffiti", "Christine", and an episode of "The Simpsons," further proving its cultural significance.
Cultural Relevance
With lines like "Hail, hail rock 'n' roll" in its lyrics, "School Days" is considered by many as a milestone in the birth and development of the rock and roll genre.
Live Performances
"School Days" became a regular in Chuck Berry's live performances throughout his career, often serving as his closing number. To this day, the song remains a popular choice for covers in live performances by rock and roll bands.

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