By Lori Spencer

 

Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” is a classic showpiece for any pianist and a fun challenge to play. The rest of the band will work hard trying to keep up with some unusual chord changes, while the singer gets to really stretch out the top of his falsetto range on the chorus refrain.

This lilting, 1950s-style rocker conjures up images of sock hops, Hula-hoops and drive-ins and will get people moving on the dance floor.

“Crocodile Rock” was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and appears on Elton’s 1973 album, “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player.” It is in the key of G.

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