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Rockin' Robin (song)

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"Rockin' Robin"
Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin.jpg
Single by Bobby Day
from the album Rockin' with Robin
B-side "Over and Over"
Released 1958
Format 7" single
Genre Rock and roll[1]
Length 2:31 (single version)
Label Class
Songwriter(s) Leon René
Producer(s) Jimmie Thomas
Bobby Day singles chronology
"Rockin' Robin"
"Over and Over"

"Rockin' Robin"
"Over and Over"

"Rockin' Robin" (originally released as "Rock-In Robin" on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. It was Day's biggest hit single, becoming a number-two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at the top of the charts (number one hit) in R&B sales.[2]

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Chart (1958) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 2
US Billboard Rhythm & Blues Records[6] 1

Michael Jackson version

"Rockin' Robin"
Single by Michael Jackson
from the album Got to Be There
B-side "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"
Released 1972
Format 7" single
Length 2:31
Label Motown
Songwriter(s) Leon René
  • Mel Larson
  • Jerry Marcellino
Michael Jackson singles chronology
"Got to Be There"
"Rockin' Robin"
"I Wanna Be Where You Are"

"Got to Be There"
"Rockin' Robin"
"I Wanna Be Where You Are"

"Ain't No Sunshine"
(UK, 1972)

Michael Jackson recorded his own version of "Rockin' Robin" in 1972, which was released as a single from his gold-certified solo album titled Got to Be There. It was the biggest hit from the album, hitting No. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and peaking at No. 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts.

Track listing

Chart performance

Chart (1972) Peak
Australia (Go-Set National Top 40)[7] 23
Australia (Kent Music Report)[8] 16
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[9] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 3
US Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles[12] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 2


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Rockin' Robin – Song Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 148.
  3. ^ de Heer, Dik (September 2015). "Plas Johnson". Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Scherman, Tony (1999). Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-56098-844-1.
  5. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Chart Positions Pre 1989 Part 3". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Bobby Day – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts". Go-Set. July 22, 1972. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012.
  8. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989, part 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7632." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Rockin' Robin". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Got to Be There – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
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