Take a look at the below list of Fats Domino Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. Fats Domino may not be the most flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll musician of the 50s, but he is one of the figures people associate with blues, various jazz strains, and R&B, which gave rise to Rock ‘n’ Roll. With boogie-woogie piano playing and Creole-infected vocals, Domino helped put New Orleans on the Rock and Roll map in the 1950’s. Born in 1928, the singer, pianist, and songwriter, eventually sold over 65 million records – this was more than any rocker of that era sold except Elvis Presley. Fats also hit the R&B chart 59 times and the pop chart 63 times.
List of Top 10 songs by Fats Domino of all time Till 2017
10. Blueberry Hill
For the many culture wars that surrounded the advent of rock ‘n’ roll music, there were several solidly written swing classics that later became rock tracks, but with slight modification. “Blueberry Hill” which most people take to be Fats Domino’s signature song hit the airwaves in 1940 as a song by Sammy Kaye. Over, the year’s several musicians regularly revived it. One of them was Louis Armstrong. It only took Domino his gentle swamp-pop perambulation and cushy Creole phrasing to make it a great hit.
9. Red Sails in the Sunset
The singing, the pictures and the accompaniments of this song are all beautiful. Thank you, Mr. Domino, your Band and the producer for such a great hit. “Red Sails in the Sunset” was one of the greatest songs that Fat Domino produced in his music career. Including today, it is influencing the lives of many people.
8. I’m Walking
When “I’m Walkin'” hit the airwaves, Ricky Nelson’s cover version (done primarily to prove to his girlfriend that he was as good as Elvis in singing) usurped it. However, history has seen fit to return the song to Antoine’ jump-blues throne. It ranked at number one on R&B charts and number four on pop charts.
7. Blue Monday
Was “Blue Monday” Fats Domino’s signature song? Deciding on that can be hard. It is among the several songs that Dave Bartholomew wrote for NOLA R&B legendary Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking” being his most famous song. Fats decided to redo “Monday” after the version that Smiley released reached nowhere. Fats’ version was brighter and more spirited than the earlier version. It also became a vital doorway for R&B on pop charts.
6. Walking to New Orleans
When he met Fats Domino at a concert in Lafayette, LA, Bobby Charles was a singer and songwriter who had one track under his belt: “See You Later, Alligator.” Fats liked him, and as a result, he invited him to the great Ninth Ward home. By the time Bobby Charles arrived in the big city, he had written a track about the same subject which became a true hit. Bobby also provided a song that ranked at number four on pop charts, “I Don’t Know Why (But I Do).”
5. Whole Lotta Loving
“Whole Lotta Loving” is the second shortest top ten hit in the history of rock, behind the Zodiacs and Maurice Williams “Stay” which hit number one at mere 1:39. Fats Domino used almost every trick to take his fans through the minute-and-a-half song. It consists of a well-chosen little piano riff, kissy noises and some clapping which possibly represents something naughty.
4. Goin’ Home
This (“Goin’ Home”) was Fats Domino’s song to score number one on the R&B charts. He recorded it with his band mainly because Dave had departed. Antoine Domino was the writer of the song while AI Young recorded it between November 1951 and January 1952. Domino released it as Imperial 5180 in March 1952. This is one of the Fats Domino Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
3. I Want to Walk You Home
Fats Dominos’ “I Want to Walk You Home” is among his songs that ranked high in both pop and R&B charts. The song stood at number one on R&B charts and number eight on the pop chart. Walking a girl back to her home signified informal courtship start. It would also mean noticing someone was walking solely and asking. The song features lippy little breaks which seem to indicate rolling emotions beneath the surface.
2. Valley of Tears
This (“Valley of Tears”) is a perfect pop ballad that Domino/Bartholomew team crafted. Despite the massive strings-and-choir backing, this song is a darling of many people. Honestly, that entire pop largess carried it either intentionally or not into country territory mainly because Fats’ country roots were as high as his boogie-woogie and blues ones. Faron Young and Brenda Lee realized this and rushed out to write their versions. Gillian Welch and Mickey Gilley did the same thing later.
1. Be My Guest
“Be My Guest” along with “Cheese and Crackers” (Roscoe Gordon’s song) are among the R&B songs which supported ska music. By bending the song’s beat slightly, you will discover a ska classical, followed by a horn section. It is still one of Fats’ most recognizable songs with its affable introduction to “join my party and meet the rest.” “I’m the king, but you can wear my crown,” Fats sings a lyric which sums up his appeal. However, the honor of writing the song went to Tommy Boyce who bugged the singer until he had listened to his demo, not the Domino/Batholomew team.
Fats Domino Top Best Love Songs ever
1. It’s You I Love
Even though “It’s You I Love” made it to number two on the R&B charts and number 6 on pop charts, it isn’t among the well known Fats’ songs. Again, the song managed to rank very high in the charts partially because it was riding behind another great hit, “Valley of Tears.” On the other hand, “Valley of Tears” only made it to number eight. Whatever! The song is just as irresistibly joyful and infectious as the other fortunate Fats oldies. The song’s lyrics can also serve as great wedding vows.
2. I’m In Love Again
“I’m In Love Again” is half of Domino’s loveliest double-sided tracks of the 1950’s rock. Another swing standard sensational cover, “My Blue Heaven,” backed the song. The song was a product of the unhappily unappreciated songwriting team consisting of bandleader Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino. It ranked at number three on pop chart and number one on R&B charts.
Fats Domino was born into a prominent and musical family. His brother-in-law (a trumpet player known as Harrison Verret) encouraged him and introduced him to New Orlean music scene. The singer played piano in Billy Diamond’s band at Hideaway Club. Diamond gave him the nickname “Fats.”