This was written by Tucker using the pseudonym Robert Higginbotham. It was recorded in 1963 and released in 1964, reaching No 11 in the US and No 23 in Britain.
Here Jerry Lee Lewis performs it live in 1964.
This is a performance by the Faces combined with Everybody Needs Somebody to Love from the box set Five Guys Walk Into a Bar. It featured in the band’s last-ever recording session at Air Studios in London on January 27, 1975.
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I love this bouncy version by The Cross Section from the soundtrack of the film Quadrophenia:
The guitar riff from “Hi Heel Sneakers” is much the same tune as The Boy From New York City by the Ad-Libs
The version by Darts is better known to my generation: