Rocky Horror Wiki

Charles Atlas Song (Reprise)

106pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

"Charles Atlas Song (Reprise)" is a song from the musical productions of The Rocky Horror Show since 1973, from the 1975 movie, from the 2015 tribute production celebrating 40 years, and from the 2016 reimagining movie. It was composed by Richard O'Brien with musical arrangements by Richard Hartley. Along with other several songs, this is not included in the 2010 Glee Cast Recording.

This song is not included in the 1973 Original London Cast recording because the album was recorded before "Charles Atlas Song", "Charles Atlas Song (Reprise)", "Eddie's Teddy", and "Planet Schmanet, Janet" were added to the show. Nonetheless, these songs were written in 1972 just as the rest of the music.

The original lyrics of the main song made reference to a "magazine advert". Charles Atlas is the name behind a muscle-building program frequently advertized in comic books. It was popular in the 50's and promised to "make you a new man" in just "seven days" utilizing a method called "dynamic tension", which could very well be code for "anabolic steroids"

Lyrics (Roxy 1974)

But a deltoid and a bicep
A hot groin and a tricep
Makes me... ah, shake
Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the...hand

Frank-N-Furter and company:
In just seven days I can make you a man

I don't want no dissension
Just dynamic tension

I'm a muscle fan

Frank-N-Furter and company:
In just seven days, I can make you a man

Dig it if you can

Frank-N-Furter and company:
In just seven days, I can make you a man


Click a logo to stream or buy:

v - e - d
The Rocky Horror ShowUK musicalsAmerican musicalsAustralian musicalsLatin american musicals

The Rocky Horror Picture ShowThe Rocky Horror Show LiveThe Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016)

Brad MajorsJanet WeissDr. Frank N FurterRiff RaffMagentaColumbia
Rocky HorrorEddieDr. Everett von ScottNarratorThe UsherettePhantoms
Original London Cast RecordingRoxy Cast RecordingAustralian Cast RecordingMovie Cast Recording
New Broadway Cast RecordingGlee Cast RecordingNew Movie Cast Recording
Science Fiction / Double FeatureDammit, JanetOver At the Frankenstein PlaceSweet Transvestite
Time WarpSword of DamoclesCharles Atlas SongHot PatootieCharles Atlas Song (Reprise)
Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch MeOnce In a WhileEddie's TeddyPlanet Schmanet, Janet
The Floor ShowRose Tint My WorldDon't Dream It, Be ItWild and Untamed Thing
I'm Going HomeSuperheroesScience Fiction / Double Feature (Reprise)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.