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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
Length2:05
LabelImperial
Songwriter(s)Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
Fats Domino singles chronology
"Blue Monday"
(1956)
"I'm Walkin'"
(1957)
"Valley of Tears"
(1957)

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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.

ReferencesEdit

  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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