Who Sang R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Scarecrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-9-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 2:56
producer: John Mellencamp and Don Gehman
mixer: Don Gehman, George Tutko and Greg Edward
engineer: Don Gehman and Greg Edward
phonographic copyright by: John Mellencamp
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
They come from the cities
And they come from the smaller towns
Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
Goin crack boom bam

[Chorus]
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Yeah, Yeah!
Rockin' in the U.S.A.

Said goodbye to their families
Said goodbye to their friends
With pipe dreams in their heads
And very little money in their hands
Some are black and some are white
Ain't to proud to sleep on the floor tonight
With the blind faith of Jesus you know that they just might, be
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Hey!

Voices from nowhere
And voices from the larger towns
Filled our head full of dreams
Turned the world upside down

There was Frankie Lyman-Bobby Fuller-Mitch Ryder
(They were Rockin')
Jackie Wilson-Shangra-las-Young Rascals
(They were Rockin')
Spotlight on Martha Reeves
Let's don't forget James Brown
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Rockin' in the U.S.A.
Hey!

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rain on the Scarecrow
  • 2 Grandma's Theme
  • 3 Small Town
  • 4 Minutes to Memories
  • 5 Lonely Ol' Night
  • 6 The Face of the Nation
  • 7 Justice and Independence '85
  • 8 Between a Laugh and a Tear
  • 9 Rumbleseat
  • 10 You've Got to Stand for Somethin'
  • 11 R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)
  • 12 The Kind of Fella I Am