Knockin' Boots

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"Knockin' Boots"
Knockin Boots single.jpg
Single by Candyman
from the album Ain't No Shame in My Game
B-side"Keep On Watcha Doin'"
ReleasedJuly 20, 1990
FormatVinyl, Cassette, CD
GenreHip hop, R&B
Songwriter(s)Candell Manson, Betty Wright, Willie Clarke, Eugene Hamilton, Popcorn Wylie, Albert Hamilton
Producer(s)Johnny "J"
Candyman singles chronology
"Knockin' Boots"
"Melt in Your Mouth"

"Knockin' Boots" is the lead single from Candyman's debut album Ain't No Shame in My Game.


The song was one of the first songs produced by Johnny "J", who used samples of "Ooh Boy" by Rose Royce and "Tonight Is the Night" by Betty Wright. Rapper Tone Lōc, who had discovered Candyman, provided a spoken intro for the song and also appeared in the song's music video. Upon its release in the summer of 1990, "Knockin' Boots" became a success and quickly made it to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 23 weeks on the chart. The song also reached the top of the rap chart and peaked at No. 5 on the R&B chart. "Knockin' Boots" reached gold certification on October 12, 1990 for sales of over 500,000 copies, before reaching platinum status on December 18 of that year for sales of one million copies.[1][2]

The success of the single also led the Ain't No Shame in My Game album to achieve gold status on the same day the single reached platinum. Candyman's success, however, would be short-lived. "Knockin' Boots" was his only top 40 hit, classifying him as a one-hit wonder.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Knockin' Boots" (Radio Mix)- 4:07
  2. "Knockin' Boots" (12" Mix)- 4:35
  3. "Knockin' Boots" (Instrumental)- 4:05
  4. "Knockin' Boots" (St. James Remix)- 5:10
  5. "Keep On Watcha Doin'"- 3:36
  6. "Keep On Watcha Doin'" (Instrumental)- 3:36


Chart (1990) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 1


  1. ^ "Knockin' Boots chart history at". 2010-10-28.
  2. ^ ""Candyman" platinum certification at". 2010-10-28. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25.
  3. ^ "Candyman Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Candyman Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Candyman Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.