|Single by Fats Domino|
|from the album Here Stands Fats Domino|
|B-side||"I'm in the Mood for Love"|
|Released||February 23, 1957|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Label||Imperial Records 5428|
|Writer(s)||Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew|
|Fats Domino singles chronology|
The single was Fats Domino's third release in a row to reach number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart, where it stayed for six weeks. The single also continued Fats Domino's crossover appeal when "I'm Walkin'" peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.
Notable cover versions
- Later in 1957, Ricky Nelson performed the song on an episode of his parents' show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Ricky Nelson's version was released as a single, which reached number four on the pop singles chart and number ten on the R&B charts. Nelson's version was released on Verve Records label. After a couple of Verve singles, Nelson also recorded for Imperial Records, the same label Domino was on at the time.
- In 1961, the song re-charted as one of three songs in the "New Orleans Medley" by session drummer Earl Palmer. The record reached #108 in the Music Vendor survey.
- In 2007, the song was covered by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the tribute album Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard).
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|Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
March 23, 1957 - April 22, 1957 (six weeks)
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