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PostSubject: Rockin' Robin   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:03 pm

"Rockin' Robin" is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym 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. The 45 single release by Bobby Day showed "Rock-in Robin"


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Michael Jackson recorded and released a cover version of "Rockin' Robin" in 1972, which was taken from his first solo album titled Got to Be There. It was the biggest hit from the album, peaking at number two on the Hot 100 and R&B charts.


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PostSubject: Re: Rockin' Robin   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:04 pm

Track Listing


A. "Rockin' Robin" - 2:30
B. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" - 2:51
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PostSubject: Re: Rockin' Robin   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:05 pm

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In 1965 by Australian band, "The Henchmen". The song made its way into the Australian top 10.
In 1981, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem led by Janice performed this song on an episode of The Muppet Show.
UK singer Lolly covered this song in 1999, as the B-side to her single "Big Boys Don't Cry". It peaked at number ten in the UK singles chart, in December of that year.
The song was covered by Paul Anka on the album Rock Swings (2005).
The Boys performed this song seen on a Kidsongs video and DVD: A Day with the Animals. When this MP3 version of this song was first heard in the Kidsongs' website, a extended version is heard which means the repeat of the bridge and third verse comes.
The Miami Showband have performed this, with lead singer Gerry covering the Michael Jackson version, voice and all.
The UK band McFly have often covered this song, especially at Christmas time.
Season 8 American Idol contestant Megan Joy sang "Rockin' Robin" during Michael Jackson Week.
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PostSubject: Re: Rockin' Robin   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:06 pm

Chart Performance


Chart (1972) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 2
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles[1] 2
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