Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (1966)

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin ‘” on January 22, 1966, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and on the UK Singles Chart, is a song written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded by Nancy Sinatra.

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Nancy Sinatra was not a sweet teenager she had just finished a five-year marriage to teen idol Tommy Sands and she needed a fresh and modern look. Nancy Sinatra with blonde hair inspired by Brigitte Bardot, black eyeliner, wearing shorts, miniskirts and go-go boots.
Young women in Britain had already adopted them as the perfect footwear to go with Youthquake designer Mary Quant’s miniskirts and shorts. Sinatra and her backing dancers in maxi sweaters get most of the credit on this side of the pond.

These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

” These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” is a hit song written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It charted on January 22, 1966, and reached No. 1 in the United States Billboard Hot 100 and in the UK Singles Chart.


“These boots were made for Walkin” topped the UK charts at the same time that “Lightnin ‘Strikes” was ruling the Top 40 in the United States.
In an era where traditional gender roles were being questioned, both songs offer ambiguous answers, muddying the waters between what purports to be ironic and what is just camping.

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin ‘” on January 22, 1966, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and on the UK Singles Chart, is a song written by Lee Hazlewood and recorded by Nancy Sinatra.
Many versions of the song have been released in a variety of styles: metal, pop, rock, punk rock, country, dance, and industrial. The most notable versions are the singles released by Megadeth, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jessica Simpson.

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The release date is unclear for the release of the first version of the song, Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher, by New York-born singer Eileen Goldsen, better known simply as Eileen.
Sinatra’s recording of the song was done with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. This session included Hal Blaine on drums, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco and Billy Strange on guitars, Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton and Lew McCreary on speakers, Carol Kaye on electric bass and Chuck Berghofer on double bass, providing the remarkable bass line. Nick Bonney was the guitarist for the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

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Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (1966)

You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’ where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
And now someone else is getting all your best

These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
You keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’
Now what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet

These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt (HAH)
I just found me a brand new box of matches (YEAH)
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn
These boots are made for walking,
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’