Barefootin' (song)

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"Barefootin'"
Single by Robert Parker
Released1965 (1965)
GenreR&B
LabelNola Records
Songwriter(s)Robert Parker
Producer(s)Wardell Quezergue
Music video
"Barefootin'" on YouTube

"Barefootin'" is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker. "Barefootin'" was arranged and produced by Wardell Quezergue in 1965. The song reached No.2 on the U.S. R&B chart, No.7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.11 on the Cash Box Top 100 in June 1966.[1] Parker's record label, Nola Records, claimed that the record sold over one million copies.[2] The track also reached No.24 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1966.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

In 1987 a claymation music video was produced by Aardman Animations. Aardman Animations were approached by Charly Records who owned the back catalog rights to many classic R&B tracks. In the late '80s, classic R&B charted at the lower 100 on the charts and sometimes the owner would spend some marketing money on a song hoping to kick it into the top 20.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles: Week ending JUNE 11, 1966". www.cashboxmagazine.com. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ Murrells., Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie & Jenkins. p. 210. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  3. ^ "Official [U.K.] Singles Chart Top 50: 1st-7th September 1966". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 417. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Episode 8: Music Videos", aardman.com. Retrieved 19 October 2013.