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"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
Picture sleeve of U.S. Cadence single
Song by Eddie Hodges
Released 1961
Length 2:03
Label Cadence Records
Composer Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne
Producer Archie Bleyer
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
Single by Billy "Crash" Craddock
from the album 'Two Sides of "Crash"'
A-side I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door
Released 1972
Format 45 record
Genre Country
Label ABC
Billy "Crash" Craddock singles chronology
"Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)"
"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door"
"Afraid I'll Want to Love Her One More Time"

"I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door", written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne, is a song that was an originally released by the The Isley Brothers in 1959 and became hit for teenage actor Eddie Hodges in 1961. It peaked at #12 at Billboard Hot 100.


  • The song was covered by Billy "Crash" Craddock on his album Two Sides of "Crash" in 1972 and became a big country hit.
  • In Swedish, three lyric versions exist, "Mina kärleksbrev dom vill jag ha igen" ("My love letters, I want them again") written by Åke Gerhard and released in 1961 as recorded by Lill-Babs, "Min lägenhet den vill jag ha igen" ("My flat, I want it again") written by Einar Svensson and released as recorded by Thorleifs on the 1974 album "En dag i juni" and "Två ska man va'" ("Two shall you be"), written by Christer Lundh and released as recorded by Lotta Engberg on the 1988 album "100%".
  • The Song covered by Japanese band Tokyo Incidents in band's 2004-2005 live tour Dynamite!.


  • The song was used by the Red Cross for a door-knocking donation awareness campaign on TV in Australia the 1980s. It had been a number one hit for him there in 1961.


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