"Rockin' Robin" is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. It was Day's only hit single, becoming a number-two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at the top of the charts (number one hit) in R&B sales. The 45 single release by Bobby Day showed "Rock-in Robin."
Michael Jackson recorded and released a cover version of "Rockin' Robin" in 1972, which was taken from his gold-certified solo album titled Got to Be There. It was the biggest hit from the album, hitting no. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and peaking at no. 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts.
The Boys performed this song seen on a Kidsongs video and DVD: A Day with the Animals. When this MP3 version of this song was first heard in the Kidsongs' website, an extended version is heard which means the repeat of the bridge and third verse comes.
Hasil Adkins recorded a version of this song, which was included on the 1986 compilation Out to Hunch.
The Miami Showband have performed this, with lead singer Gerry covering the Michael Jackson version, voice and all.
The UK band McFly have often covered this song, especially at Christmas time.