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|Single by Fats Domino|
|from the album Here Stands Fats Domino|
|B-side||"I'm in the Mood for Love"|
|Released||February 23, 1957|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Writer(s)||Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew|
|Fats Domino singles chronology|
The single was Fats Domino's third release in a row to reach No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart, where it stayed for six weeks. The single also continued Fats Domino's crossover appeal when "I'm Walkin'" peaked at No. 4 on the pop singles chart.
Notable cover versions
- Later in 1957, Ricky Nelson performed the song on an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Ricky Nelson's version was released as a single, which reached No. 4 on the pop singles chart and No. 10 on the R&B charts. Nelson's version was released on Verve Records label with the B-side being "A Teenager's Romance". After severalVerve singles, Nelson also recorded for Imperial Records, the same label Domino was on at the time.
- In 1961, the song re-charted as one of three songs in the "New Orleans Medley" by session drummer Earl Palmer. The record reached No. 108 in the Music Vendor survey.
- In 1975, J. D. Crowe & The New South covered the song on their album J. D. Crowe & The New South
- In 1996, John Paul Young covered the song on his album, Now (1996).
- In 2007, the song was covered by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on the tribute album Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard).
In popular culture
- The song was featured in 1980 film The Blues Brothers, during the scene in which the orphanage kids help spread the word of the band's revival concert.
- Domino's version is heard in a 2016 TV commercial for Fitbit Alta.
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|Billboard R&B Best Sellers in Stores number-one single
March 23, 1957 - April 22, 1957 (six weeks)
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