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"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 album. It peaked at number 66 on the King of the Hill: Original Soundtrack 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.
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