Eddie Cochran - Somethin' Else

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"Somethin' Else" is a song by the rockabilly musician Eddie Cochran, co-written by his girlfriend, Sharon Sheeley, and his older brother, Bob Cochran, released in 1959. It has been covered by a wide range of artists and most notably by the Sex Pistols who scored a number 3 hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1979.

The first-person lyrics describe how Cochran wants a convertible he can not afford and a girl who he fears will not go out with him. But in the end, by saving money, he is able to buy an older car, and works up the confidence to ask the girl out. The song was written on the back of a match book. Veteran studio drummer Earl Palmer played the same drum beat on "Somethin' Else" as Charles Connor did on Little Richard's "Keep A-Knockin'". Eddie Cochran was unaware that Sheeley wanted to duplicate the drum sound of the Little Richard recording.

The song peaked at No. 22 on the UK Singles Chart, but only reached No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.


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Artist: Eddie Cochran
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