HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

Live 21 Sep 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] Who's out there tonight? All right! [Max starts beating the drums in a rhythmic, "knocking" way] Once more! Do you hear me knockin'? Well...

Open up honey its your lover boy me that's a knockin'
You better get here with the sugar everybody's at the High School rockin'
Put on your rockin' shoes
'Cause the juke box blowin' a fuse
Well everybody's hoppin', everybody's rockin'
Hoppin and a' stoppin at the ???
??? at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Grovin' at the High School Hop
Boppin' at the High School Hop
Well everybody's rockin', everybody's boppin'
Stoppin' at the High School Hop

Well come on little baby gonna be good rockin' tonight
Put your hair up sugar and you move your feet just right
Well hold me now baby and everything will be allright

Those were boppin' at the High School Hop
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Wailin' at the High School Hop
Waitin' at the High School Hop

Well everyone's rockin', everybody's stoppin'
Stoppin' at the High School Hop
One two
[Piano Solo]

Well come on everybody cause I'm gonna give you some good news
Cause I'm gonna put on my rockin' shoes
Well the temperature's rising and the jukebox blowin' the fuse
One Two
[/SPOKEN][Guitar Solo][/SPOKEN]

Whoa!
Open up sugar everybody's who can be that's ???
You better get with it honey everybody's at the high school rockin'
Put on your rockin' shoes, cause the jukebox is blowin' the fuse
Well everybody's rockin', everybody's stoppin'
Stoppin' and then boppin' to the...
Dancin' at the High School Hop, whoa!
Shakin' at the High School Hop
Wailin' at the High School Hop
Well rockin' at the High School Hop

Well everybody's stoppin, everybody's rockin'
Rockin'
Rock the High School Hop

Give me more!


Originally by Jerry Lee Lewis and credited to Hargrave and Lewis.

The song was performed for the first time during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour, on 14 Aug 1978 at the Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA. Also known to be played at least 6 additional times during that tour.

Sound-checked during The River tour on 14 Oct 1980 at MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, WI, but not played during the show. During the 1981 part of the tour, the song was included at least six times in the DETROIT MEDLEY. Played off-tour on 29 May 1982 at Big Man's West, Red Bank, NJ.

Performed twice during the Born In The U.S.A. tour, on 31 Oct 1984 at the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, and on 24 Sep 1985 at Mile-High Stadium, Denver, CO. Sound-checked during the Tunnel Of Love tour on 13 Mar 1988 at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH, but not played during the show.

A group called The Blasters played the song on 24 Mar 1995 at House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA, with Bruce on guitar.

The above lyrics are for the live 21 Sep 1978 performance at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ. The song was the opener of the show. See also the original Jerry Lee Lewis version.

Thanks Timmy Peterson (Terry at Greasy Lake) for the lyrics and the spoken intro.

Available Versions

List of available versions of HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL on this website:

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL [Live 21 Sep 1978 version]
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL [Original version]