Roll Over Beethoven

Release date: 22 November 1963

"Roll Over Beethoven"
Single by Chuck Berry
B-side "Drifting Heart"
Released May 1956 (1956-05)
Format 7" 45 rpm & 10" 78 rpm record
Recorded April 16, 1956
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:23
Label Chess #1626
Writer(s) Chuck Berry
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess
Chuck Berry singles chronology
"No Money Down"
"Roll Over Beethoven"
"Too Much Monkey Business"

"Roll Over Beethoven" is a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry originally released on Chess Records, with "Drifting Heart" as the B-side. The lyrics of the song mention rock and roll and the desire for rhythm and blues to replace classical music. The song has been covered by many other artists and Rolling Stone ranked it #97 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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