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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"
Released1958
Format7" single
GenreRock and roll[1]
Length2:31 (single version)
LabelClass
Songwriter(s)Leon René
Producer(s)Jimmie Thomas
Bobby Day singles chronology
"Rockin' Robin"
(1958)
"Over and Over"
(1958)

"Rockin' Robin" (originally released as "Rock-In Robin" on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym 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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Transcription

Contents

Personnel

Charts

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

Michael Jackson version

In 1972, Michael Jackson recorded his own version of "Rockin' Robin", 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 number 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and peaking at number 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100, behind "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.[7] On the Billboard soul singles chart, "Rockin' Robin" went to number 2.

Track listing

Chart performance

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

References

  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". Rockabilly.nl. 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". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Bobby Day – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. April 22, 1972. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts". Go-Set. July 22, 1972. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012.
  9. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – CHART POSITIONS PRE 1989, part 2". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7632." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Rockin' Robin". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Got to Be There – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
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