Rock Swings

Label
Universal Classics & Jazz
Release date
7 Jun 2005
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
58:05

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 It's My Life 4:03 35,727
2 True 4:30 27,290
3 Eye Of The Tiger 4:03 35,334
4 Everybody Hurts 4:12 32,131
5 Wonderwall 3:36 50,005
6 Black Hole Sun 4:26 37,286
7 It's A Sin 4:57 25,665
8 Jump 3:36 33,673
9 Smells Like Teen Spirit 2:42 58,279
10 Hello 5:13 35,818
11 Eyes Without A Face 3:59 23,236
12 The Lovecats 3:59 938
13 The Way You Make Me Feel 3:48 26,103
14 Tears In Heaven 5:01 20,499

About this album

Recorded in November 2004 and released on May 31, 2005 in Canada and June 7, 2005 in the United States, Rock Swings contains swing jazz covers of popular rock and pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s.

Reportedly, the Michael Jackson song “Billie Jean” was slated to be on the album in the recording stages, but Paul Anka could not get through a vocal take without bursting into laughter. The album features ‘It’s My Life’ by Bon Jovi, a song which includes the line “Like Frankie said, ‘I did it my way’” - a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Sinatra classic My Way, the English lyrics to which were written by Anka.

After the release of this album, Anka was awarded a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. A DVD release of the same name, including live performances of these songs by Anka, was released on December 6, 2005.

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