I'll Be Home

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"I'll Be Home" is a 1955 song that was a hit for The Flamingos on the Checker Records subsidiary of Chess Records. Their recording went to No. 5 on Billboard's R&B chart. It was written by Ferdinand Washington and Stan Lewis.[1]

It was also a 1956 hit for Pat Boone. Produced by Randy Wood, Boone's version was released as a single with "Tutti Frutti" as the B-side. It was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart, spending five weeks at No. 1,[1][2] and 24 weeks on the charts altogether. It peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard chart.


  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 59–60. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.