Baby Likes to Rock It

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"Baby Likes to Rock It"
Single by The Tractors
from the album The Tractors
B-side "Tulsa Shuffle"
Released August 22, 1994
Format 7" single
Genre Country rock, rockabilly
Length 3:56
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
Producer(s) Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
The Tractors singles chronology
"Baby Likes to Rock It"
"Tryin' to Get to New Orleans"

"Baby Likes to Rock It" is a song written by Steve Ripley and Walt Richmond, and recorded by American country music group The Tractors. It was released in August 1994 as the first single from their self-titled album. The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 8 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[1]

The song was rewritten as "Santa Claus Is Comin' (In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train)" on the 1995 album Have Yourself a Tractors Christmas.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Salomon and premiered in 1994. The video won Music Video of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards in 1995.[2]


In 1995, The Tractors were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for their performance of "Baby Likes to Rock It." [3] Country Dance Music Awards- Favorite Country Dance Song of 1994 [4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Baby Likes to Rock It"[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 8
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 11

"Santa Claus Is Comin' (In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train)"[edit]

Chart (1995–96) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 43
Chart (1998–99) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 65