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"Knockin' da Boots" is the debut single from R&B group H-Town, taken from their debut album Fever for da Flavor. "Knockin' Da Boots" became one of the biggest R&B singles of 1993 according to the Billboard charts, where it peaked at number three for seven weeks, and also topped the R&B chart for four weeks,[1] and it helped win the band a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. Knockin' Da Boots, was originally titled, "Knockin the Tennis Shoes" and was co written by Eric Coutryer in 1992 before it debuted in 1993. The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and sold over 1.1 million copies.[2][3] The song contains a sample of "Be Alright" by Zapp.

"Knockin' da Boots"
Knockin' Da Boots cover.jpg
Single by H-Town
from the album Fever for da Flavor
Released March 11, 1993
Recorded Late 1992 – January 1993
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 5:29 (album version)
4:33 (single version)
Label Luke
Songwriter(s) Keven Conner, Solomon Conner, Darryl Jackson
Producer(s) Keven Conner, Solomon Conner, Darryl Jackson, Stick
H-Town singles chronology
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"Knockin' da Boots"
"Lick U Up"
"You & Me" (1993) "Knockin' Da Boots"
"Lick U Up"

In a profile of distinguished lawyer Kristine Huskey, Marie Claire magazine reported that Huskey had appeared as a dancer in the song's music video while working her way through law school.[4]


Track listingEdit


  1. Knockin' Da Boots (Album Version) 5:29
  2. Knockin' Da Boots (Single Version) 4:33
  3. Knockin' Da Boots (Instrumental) 5:29
  4. H-Town Bounce (Album Version) 3:43
  5. H-Town Bounce (Instrumental) 3:43


Charts (1993) Position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 34
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[8] 3
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[9] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[10] 2
End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[11] 14


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 265. 
  2. ^ "American certifications – H-Town – Knockin' the Boots". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Senior (December 2006). "Gitmo's Girl". Marie Claire. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  5. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for H-Town.
  6. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for H-Town.
  7. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for H-Town.
  8. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for H-Town.
  9. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for H-Town.
  10. ^ "H-Town – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for H-Town.
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Archived from the original on 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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