I'm Walkin'

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"I'm Walkin'"
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
Length 2:05
Label Imperial Records 5428
Writer(s) Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
Fats Domino singles chronology
"Blue Monday"
(1956)
"I'm Walkin'"
(1957)
"Valley of Tears"
(1957)

"I'm Walkin'" is a 1957 single by Fats Domino. The song was written by Domino and Dave Bartholomew.

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. [1] The song was featured in The Blues Brothers movie, during the scene in which the orphanage kids help spread the word of the band's revival concert.

Notable cover versions[edit]

  • 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.[2] Nelson's version was released on Verve Records label with the B-side being "A Teenager's Romance". 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 167. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 426. 

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Preceded by
"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino
Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
March 23, 1957 - April 22, 1957 (six weeks)
Succeeded by
"School Days" by Chuck Berry