I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door

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"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
Picture sleeve of U.S. Cadence single
Single by Eddie Hodges
B-side "Ain't Gonna Wash for a Week"
Released 1961
Format 45 record
Genre Pop
Length 2:03
Label Cadence
Writer(s) Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne
Producer(s) Archie Bleyer
Eddie Hodges singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" "Bandit of My Dreams"
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
Single by Billy "Crash" Craddock
from the album 'Two Sides of "Crash"'
A-side "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
Released 1972
Format 45 record
Genre Country
Label ABC
Writer(s) Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne
Billy "Crash" Craddock singles chronology
"Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)"
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
"Afraid I'll Want to Love Her One More Time"

"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door", written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne, is a song that was originally released by the Isley Brothers in 1959 and became a hit for teenage actor Eddie Hodges in 1961. It peaked at #12 at Billboard Hot 100.

Cover versions[edit]


  • The song was used by the Red Cross for a door-knocking donation awareness campaign on TV in Australia in the 1980s. It had been a number one hit there in 1961.[1]

An excerpt of the song was used in the Buchanan and Goodman 1961 break -in novelty recording entitled "Berlin Top Ten" which dealt with the Berlin Wall crisis, during the Cold War, as Boris the Russian Spinner, introduced the song as "I'm Gonna Knock on your Door" by the Secret Police, before an announcement of another cold war issue interrupted the song.

Chart performance[edit]

Eddie Hodges[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12

Billy "Crash" Craddock[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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Preceded by
"Testing 1-2-3"
by Joyce Seamone
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 26, 1972
Succeeded by
"There's a Party Goin' On"
by Jody Miller