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Subject: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: jamminoldies on 05/30/02 at 08:06 p.m.

I was just listening to this song and it seems like it could be a one-hit wonder.Let me see if you know this one-hit wonder:

(Rocky Burnette) 1980.

  -howard- 8)

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: 80sTrivia on 05/30/02 at 09:00 p.m.

I love this song! I just heard it today on my Digital Comcast 80s feed! It's one of my favorite Rock a Billy songs from the 80s. As far as I know, this was Rocky's only hit.. :)

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: Todd_R_1 on 05/30/02 at 11:14 p.m.

Yes I remember that fun song!  I think it was his only hit.  I also believe he is the son of 50s rockabilly artist Johnny Burnette, most famous for "Youre Sixteen"...

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: TX on 05/31/02 at 00:56 a.m.

I like the song.

It went to #8 in 1980. He had no other hits (in the 80s anyway.) I only have charts for the 80s.

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/31/02 at 03:49 p.m.

He was indeed a one-hit-wonder and the son of the late Johnny Burnette.  I love the music to the song but I have to admit that the guy's voice kind of grates on me after a while (because of the way it goes up at the end of each line he sings).  :-/

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: 80_Something on 03/30/03 at 09:43 p.m.

I remember listening to that song and about the same time there was Gerry Rafferty, Tony Carey and just love the guitar licks on Shakin Stevens... ;D

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: Jonman on 03/31/03 at 02:13 a.m.

I was just talking about Rocky at work on Friday night! Came home and downloaded TOTTL! And yep, I still think it's crap! LOL

He had another minor hit here in Canada with The Boogie Man from the same album.

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: Bobby on 06/09/03 at 06:18 a.m.

Hi all!

'Tired of toeing the line' by Rocky Burnett. . . God I have that in my cd collection somewhere. Great simple song but I understand CeramicsFantastic's point about his grating voice.

Because of the way it was situated in the charts 1979/1980 it's a favourite of compilation makers as they can put the track on either 70s or 80s compilations depending on what suits them.

Thought I'd drop in on the conversation. :D


Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: FOXVOX on 06/09/03 at 06:59 p.m.

Considering his rockabilly up-bringing, his voice is apropos for that genre, but "Tired of Toein' The Line" was not remotely a rockabilly song...  Mayhaps this explains why he was a one-hit wonder. . ?  :)

Subject: Re: Rocky Burnette:

Written By: Howard on 06/09/03 at 07:01 p.m.

It's been a year since I posted that thread...WOW!

What's Rocky doing these days? ;D