Girl Power: "These Boots are Made for Walking" Nancy Sinatra (1966)

@JohnRoberts (54131)
Los Angeles, California
December 1, 2016 2:22pm CST
The first kick ass girl empowerment song has to be “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’” which was a huge hit in 1966 for Nancy Sinatra, Frank’s daughter. Producer-writer Lee Hazelwood enjoyed a successful career that began with Duane Eddy and frequently worked with the Sinatra’s: he wrote “This Town” for Frank, produced the #1 hit Frank and Nancy duet “Somethin’ Stupid” and wrote and sang duet with Nancy on the hit “Summer Wine.” From the album “Boots,” “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’” was arranged by renown guitarist Billy Strange (he famously did a cover of the James Bond theme) with noted session band The Wrecking Crew. Hazelwood instructed Nancy to sing with attitude and that worked. The song soared to #1 and frequently covered ever since from Loretta Lynn to Megadeath to Jessica Simpson. Check out the vintage clip of Nancy. Dig that 60s style and look. And yes, the boots.
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in Febr...
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@FayeHazel (17093)
• United States
1 Dec 16
Great song, great facts. THanks
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Dec 16
I didn't know Megadeth did this. I need to hear that.
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@JohnRoberts (54131)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Dec 16
Here you go:
Metal Mesuem - Covered In Metal 1 01 - Sonata Arctica - Still Loving You [Scorpions] 02 - Týr - The Wild Rover [The Dubliners] 03 - Rammstein - Paint It Blac...
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Dec 16
@JohnRoberts - That was awesome!
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@JolietJake (50973)
• United States
1 Dec 16
I wonder how many times I have said this now... 'I have that album on vinyl'
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@JohnRoberts (54131)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec 16
If only you got a dollar for each time.
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@JolietJake (50973)
• United States
1 Dec 16
@JohnRoberts Indeed...I could buy more!
@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Dec 16
Such a great song! I think I was in grammar school when it first came out. I remember asking my grandmother for a pair of white "go go" boots for Christmas and I was so happy when she got them for me.
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@Deepizzaguy (12170)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Dec 16
I like that song form Nancy Sinatra. Great lyrics and great music. Too bad the bumper music today on television sports shows is plain garbage.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
1 Dec 16
Well this is a very magical song!
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@Corbin5 (102758)
• United States
1 Dec 16
After that song, all us girls were wearing boots. Definitely is a "girl-power" song.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
2 Dec 16
Remember this song well - love it
@JudyEv (121012)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec 16
This is a great song. Thanks for the link too.