Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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For the Elvis Presley box set, see Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential '70s Masters.
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
Joe South "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" cover.jpg
Single by Joe South
from the album Don't It Make You Want To Go Home
B-side"Shelter"
ReleasedJanuary 1970
Recorded1969, Atlanta, GA
GenreRock
Length3:42
LabelCapitol 2704
Songwriter(s)Joe South
Producer(s)Joe South
Joe South singles chronology
"Don't It Make You Want to Go Home"
(1969)
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
(1970)
"Children"
(1970)
"Don't It Make You Want to Go Home"
(1969)
"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"
(1970)
"Children"
(1970)

"Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is a song written by Joe South, who had a hit with it in 1970. South was also producer and arranger of the track, and of its B-side, "Shelter". The single was credited to "Joe South and the Believers"; the Believers included his brother Tommy South and his sister-in-law Barbara South.

The song's highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 was #12, which was also its highest position in the Cashbox chart. It also reached highs of #56 country and #3 Adult Contemporary in Billboard, and made #10 in the RPM chart in Canada. It was South's second and final record to reach the top 20 of the Billboard chart. It also reached the Top 20 in Australia.

The song concerns racial tolerance and the need for perspective and compassion.

Chart history[edit]

Notable covers and references[edit]

Bob Andy - All Shook Up - Songs elvis did in reggae versions.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-02-28. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  5. ^ Australian-charts.com
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  7. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1970