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"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.[1] The prominent saxophone solo was played by Herbert Hardesty. Frank Fields was on bass and Earl Palmer was on drums.

"I'm Walkin'"
I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino.jpg
Single by Fats Domino
from the album Here Stands Fats Domino
B-side"I'm in the Mood for Love"
ReleasedFebruary 23, 1957
GenreRock and roll
Songwriter(s)Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
Fats Domino singles chronology
"Blue Monday"
"I'm Walkin'"
"Valley of Tears"


Notable cover versionsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

  • 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.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 167.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 426.
  3. ^ Ricky Nelson interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)

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