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Cher Hell On Wheels

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Published on Sep 8, 2007

Art photos of Cher rollar skating during her craze for renting rollar rinks late at night and holding rollar disco parties for her friends and family. Along with her rollar disco song, "Hell On Wheels" from her 11th studio album, "Prisoner" from 1979 on Casablanca Records.

Here is what Wikipedia says about this tune.

"Hell on Wheels"

Single by Cher
from the album Prisoner
Released 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Disco
Length 5:31
Label Casablanca
Writer(s) Bob Esty; Michele Aller
Producer(s) Bob Esty
Cher singles chronology
"
Wasn't It Good" (1979)
"Hell on Wheels"(1979)
"Dead Ringer for Love"(1981)
"Hell on Wheels" is a song recorded by singer/actress Cher and was written by its producer Bob Esty and co-writer Michele Aller.

Hell on Wheels was used as the first international release from American singer/actress Cher's 11th album Prisoner. Despite a worldwide commercial release, Hell on Wheels did not manage to achieve any success other than charting on the Billboard Hot 100, at a disappointing #59.
The song received positive reviews from critics including one where the song is described as, "an excellently produced follow-up dance single." The song has also received neutral/negative reviews like one which describes Hell on Wheels as, "hoping to cash in on the disco-roller skating craze that was sweeping the nation in 1979."
NOTE from CHERsTyler: Cashing in? Cher had been into rollar skating for 4 years and was thus inspired to record this song....Cher was way ahead of the curve in skating and making videos.....when the original video was made, there was NO MTV, VH1 or YOU TUBE.


In 1979, Hell on Wheels was included in original soundtrack to the film, Roller Boogie.
Music video

Hell on wheels is arguably the first professional video ever released by Cher, many believe that the videos for Take Me Home and Love & Pain are her first professional videos, but it's unknown whether Take Me Home and Love & Pain are recognized as promotional videos since they are recorded acts from the show Cher... and Other Fantasies.
The video for Hell on Wheels was tough for Cher to shoot. She was required to skate down steep, mountainous roads while sporting a broken arm. In the video Cher is roller skating and being followed by a huge truck driven by two men which use the maximum speed of the truck to catch up with her. Following this, Cher convinces many people with different types of transportation to follow and take a ride with her.
"Hell on Wheels" is one of the 1970s pioneer rock videos to be produced in the MTV style before MTV itself existed. The video was premiered on the late night NBC television show "The Midnight Special." Promotional clips were also shown during a 1979 interview with Phil Donahue on "The Phil Donahue Show."
Charts

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
world wide sales 250,000

So from 1979 lets lace up our skates and roll with Cher as she sings, "Hell On Wheels" here are the lyrics...


Cher
Prisoner (1979)
Hell On Wheels

Well I'm hell on wheels
I'm a roller mama
I can slide down places that you never knew
Try me on for size, at the rollerama
If you tie my laces. then I'll follow you,
follow you, follow you, Oh

CHORUS:
See something I like,
gonna go for it
See something I want,
I'm gonna go after it
See something I like,
gonna go for it
See something I want,
Let's roll
hell on wheels, let's roll
Come on and roll with me
I roll till quarter to three yeah
And let's rock
hell on wheels, let's rock
Come on and rock it with me
I'll make you feel so free, yeah,
Look out, look out, look out

Well I'm hell on wheels,
say I'm roller crazy
I won't go too fast, I won't go too far
We'll be high on wheels, if the room gets hazy
Just look out for me,
I'm your guiding star, guiding star, guiding star

See something you like, better go for it
See something you want, better get down on it
See something you like, better go for it
See something you want

Let's roll
hell on wheels, let's roll
Come on and roll with me
We'll roll till quarter to three, yeah
let's rock, hell on wheels, let's rock
Come on and rock it with me
I'll make you feel so free, yeah,
look out, look out, look out

If you see something you like,
better go for it
If you see something you want,
you better, get down on it
If I see something I like,
I'm gonna go for it
If I see something I want
You know I'm gonna get down on it
Cause I'm hell on wheels,
I'm a roll on mama
I can slide down places that you never knew
Try me on for size at the rollerama
If you tie my laces and I'll follow you
Follow you follow you

Chorus
Useless trivia of note:
The video Cher made for this song also is the first time in pop culture history that the THONG was seen on screen. Think about that....how long before they became main stream every day wear? 30 years?

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