|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|
|Songwriter(s)||Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew|
|Fats Domino singles chronology|
"I'm Walkin'" is a 1957 song by Fats Domino, written together with frequent collaborator Dave Bartholomew. The single was Domino's third release in a row to reach No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart, where it stayed for six weeks. It also broadened the singer's crossover appeal, peaking at No. 4 on the pop singles chart. The prominent saxophone solo was played by Herbert Hardesty. Frank Fields was on bass and Earl Palmer was on drums.
Notable cover versions
- Later in 1957, Ricky Nelson covered a crossover version of the song on an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet; the single was released on Verve Records and reached No. 4 on the pop chart and No. 10 on the R&B chart. Its B-side was "A Teenager's Romance". After several Verve 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, reaching No. 108 in the Music Vendor survey.
- In 1961, Nancy Sinatra performed the song on a television show. The song was later released on the album Bubblegum Girl Vol. 2 in 2005
- In 1975, J. D. Crowe & The New South recorded a cover on their album J. D. Crowe & The New South
- In 1996, John Paul Young covered the song on his album, Now (1996).
- In 2007, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers covered the song 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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