Move It On Over (song)

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"Move It On Over"
Single by Hank Williams
Released 1947
Recorded 1946
Genre Country, blues, rock and roll
Length 2:49
Label MGM Records
Writer(s) Hank Williams
Producer(s) Fred Rose

"Move It On Over" is a 12-bar blues song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947. The song was Williams' first major country hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Country Singles chart.

The song is considered very influential to later rock-and-roll. The song's lightweight subject matter, melody, and composition very closely resemble that of "Rock Around the Clock," released seven years later, which would go on to become the first hit rock and roll single.

The song follows a man who is forced to sleep in the doghouse after coming home late at night and not being allowed into his house by his wife. In the decades since its release, the song has been covered a number of times by artists such as Ray Charles, Bill Haley, Tiny Hill and the Hilltoppers, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Williams' son Hank Williams Jr.

A version by Travis Tritt with George Thorogood was included on the 1999 King of the Hill: Original Soundtrack album. It peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

A live version by George Thorogood and the Destroyers was featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

The song was also featured in the 2011 video game LA Noire.

This song was playing softly on a radio in a locker room scene in the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson.

Chart performance[edit]

Hank Williams version[edit]

Year Chart Position
1947 U.S. Billboard Country 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs 1944–2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8. 

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