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Rockin' Robin (song)

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Released  1958
Recorded  1958
Label  Class
Format  7" single
Length  2:31 (Single version)
Genre  Rock and roll bubblegum

"Rockin' Robin" is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. It was Day's only 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. The 45 single release by Bobby Day showed "Rock-in Robin".


Michael Jackson version

Michael Jackson recorded and released a cover version of "Rockin' Robin" in 1972, which was taken 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

  • A. "Rockin' Robin" – 2:30
  • B. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" – 2:51
  • Other cover versions and samples

  • The song was covered in 1965 by Australian band The Henchmen. This version reached the Australian top 10.
  • Checkmates, Ltd. released a version of the song as part of a medley on their 1967 debut album, Live! At Caesar's Palace.
  • UK singer Lolly covered this song in 1999, as a double A-side with "Big Boys Don't Cry". The single peaked at number ten in the UK Singles Chart, in December of that year.
  • References

    Rockin' Robin (song) Wikipedia