You Never Can Tell

"You Never Can Tell", also known as "C'est La Vie" or "Teenage Wedding", is a song written by Chuck Berry. It was composed in the early 1960s while Berry was in federal prison for violating the Mann Act.


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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE FIRST VIDEO! Thanks to Richard Davis for suggesting this song.

"You Never Can Tell" was released in 1964 on the album St. Louis to Liverpool as the follow-up single to Berry's final Top Ten hit of the 1960s "No Particular Place to Go". "You Never Can Tell" reached #14 becoming Berry's final Top 40 hit until "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1971. A 1978 Top Ten C&W hit for Emmylou Harris, the song has also been recorded or performed by Chely Wright, John Prine, New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Jerry Garcia Band, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Seger. The song briefly became popular again after the 1994 release of the film Pulp Fiction, directed and co-written by Quentin Tarantino. The music was played for a "Twist contest" in which Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) competed (and were the only contestants shown in the film).

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