Gonna Be a Top Ten: I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door (#1)

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@FourWalls (60735)
United States
November 30, 2023 10:54am CST
If you wanna continue this grammatical atrocity, we’ll start with “wanna” songs tomorrow. But today we conclude the month of “gonna” songs with the one that tops my list. One more big shout-out to @JudyEv for the suggestion. Here’s another oldie goldie to top the list. #1: I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door - Eddie Hodges Remember Billy “Crash” Craddock in last month’s “ain’t” list? I bring him up because it was his 1972 cover of this song that introduced me to it. But let’s go back to the youthful days of rock and roll. And if you’re thinking that looks like a kid in the screen grab, you’re right! Eddie Hodges was all of fourteen when he had a big hit with this song. It wasn’t his only success: he did the Oscar-winning song “High Hopes” in the film A Hole in the Head with Ol’ Blue Eyes. After his childhood acting and recording success, Hodges had enough of the biz and earned a master’s degree in counseling in his home state of Mississippi. He’s retired from that, too. The Isley Brothers originally recorded this, and their version is good, too. You just can’t go wrong with this fun song about teenage love. And good luck in getting this song out of your head. Thanks for reading. I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door Written by Aaron Schroeder and Sid Wayne Recorded by Eddie Hodges Released as a single, 1961 Let’s count kisses ‘stead of counting sheep:
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@AmbiePam (83909)
• United States
30 Nov
This is a really charming song. A charming song about a guy who can’t seem to take “no” for an answer, but still, it is charming.
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
30 Nov
Yeah, the innocent age. Today this would be a stalker song.
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@AmbiePam (83909)
• United States
30 Nov
@FourWalls And it’s a shame because it’s a cute song.
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• United States
30 Nov
@FourWalls yes it definitely would be a stalker song these days but I do remember it. Life was less complicated than nowadays.
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@JudyEv (321927)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Dec
This is such a great song. I know all the lyrics to this. Thanks, too, for the shout-out but also for such a great series. I'm gonna miss 'em!!
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
1 Dec
I appreciate the idea, and I’m glad you enjoyed the songs. This is a wonderful song…such fun and innocence!
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv — oh, how I love that song!!!
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@JudyEv (321927)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Dec
@FourWalls It's a bit like 'Norman, Hold the Ladder Steady' in its innocence.
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@RasmaSandra (71638)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
I sure hope he don't knock on my door I don't know him or his song, Due to the cold night I fall asleep counting purrs since Freddie is usually glued to my side
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
1 Dec
Who’s keeping who warm there?
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• United States
30 Nov
Well this song knocked out the Cher Christmas song that's been running through my head
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
30 Nov
My pleasure.
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@TheHorse (201914)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Nov
Eddie who?
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
30 Nov
You kid.
@LindaOHio (149793)
• United States
1 Dec
Eddie Hodges? What a blast from the past. Yes, I know this song. Have a great weekend.
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
1 Dec
I don’t know if this made up for the country stuff, but I always like putting nice surprises like this in the countdown.
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@LindaOHio (149793)
• United States
1 Dec
@FourWalls Thanks! I like hearing about music from the 60s and 70s as you know!
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@xFiacre (12476)
• Ireland
30 Nov
@Fourwalls I hate gonna and wanna and I hate this song!!
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
30 Nov
This started with “ain’t.” I don’t think I have enough songs for “gotta,” so you’re lucky there.
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@NJChicaa (115079)
• United States
30 Nov
Definite nope
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@FourWalls (60735)
• United States
30 Nov
Definite okay.
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