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"Hi-Heel Sneakers"
Single by Tommy Tucker
B-side "I Dont Want Cha"
Released 1964
Label Checker 1067
Writer(s) Robert Higginbotham
Tommy Tucker singles chronology
"Hi-Heel Sneakers"
(1964)
"Long Tall Shorty"
(1964)

"Hi-Heel Sneakers" is a 1964 Twelve-bar blues song and single by Tommy Tucker. Tommy Tucker's original recording hit number one on the Cash Box R&B Locations chart and number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Over 200 artists have recorded "Hi-Heel Sneakers". These include Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Sammy Davis Jr., Janis Joplin, Jose Feliciano,Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Tom Jones, John Lee Hooker, Cleo Laine, Pharoah Sanders, Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead and Ramsey Lewis. There are many videos on youtube.com with performances by The Searchers on Shindig!, Zsa Zsa Gabor, The Mummies, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Sting and many more.

The song, which Tucker penned, has appeared in several soundtracks, for example The Who's Quadrophenia (1979); the HBO special The Promiseland; motion pictures, e.g. Lion of Africa, Lackawanna Blues, Frankie's House; commercial jingles and television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, sitcoms Rags to Riches, Redd Foxx Show; plus at sporting events such as the women's NCAA Basketball Championship. In England there is a racehorse named High Heel Sneakers, plus in the Netherlands a musical group also has taken the name, High Heel Sneakers.

The Oasis song "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady", from the album "Dig Out Your Soul" uses the vocal melody and layout of this song.

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 592.  
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