Doggin' Around

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"Doggin' Around" is a 1960 song written by Paul Benton Tarnopol and originally performed by Jackie Wilson. Reaching both the R&B and the pop singles charts in the U.S., "Doggin' Around" hit number one on the Hot R&B Sides chart for three weeks and peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The B-side of the single was "Night", based on the aria "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" from the opera Samson and Delilah, by Saint-Saëns; it made the top five on the R&B and pop charts.[1]

Doggin' Around is also the title of a 1994 BBC Screen One production written by Alan Plater and was later used as the title of Plater's autobiography.

Klique version[edit]

  • In 1983, vocal trio Klique had their biggest hit with their cover version, entitled "Stop Doggin' Me Around". Their record rose to number two on the soul singles chart and number fifty on the Hot 100.[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 629. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 329. 
Preceded by
"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
May 23, 1960 – June 6, 1960
Succeeded by
"Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers