Fats Found A Thrill On Blueberry Hill

September 19, 2016

Blueberry Hill was already an established hit before New Orleans' Fats Domino went in the studio to record it in mid-1956. Several big bands, including most especially the Glenn Miller Orchestra had hits with Blueberry Hill back in the early forties. Fast forward to 1949, and it was a hit again for another New Orleans native, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.

 

The Fats Domino version in 1956 would go on to become one of the biggest early hits on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 pop music chart, which had premiered earlier in the year. Blueberry Hill was a number two hit on the Hot 100, and spent eight weeks total as the number one song on Billboard's Hot 100.

 

It was Domino's biggest hit of all time, and his most recognizable song. Rolling Stone magazine rated it the number 82 song on its' list of the 500 greatest rock & roll songs of all time. From 1956, this is Fats Domino and Blueberry Hill.   @therealdonrocks
 

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