About the song
Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” is a classic song that has been covered by many artists over the years. The song was written by Lee Hazlewood, a country singer and producer who also worked with Nancy’s father, Frank Sinatra. Hazlewood said he got the idea for the song from a line that Frank said in a movie: “They tell me them boots ain’t built for walkin’” .
The song was recorded by Nancy in 1965 and released in 1966. It became a huge hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The song was a feminist anthem, with Nancy singing about how she was going to leave her cheating boyfriend and walk all over him. The song also featured a catchy bass line by Chuck Berghofer, a member of the famous Wrecking Crew session musicians .
The song’s popularity has endured over the decades, and it has been used in many movies, TV shows, commercials and video games. Some of the artists who have covered the song include Jessica Simpson, Megadeth, Billy Ray Cyrus and Geri Halliwell. The song is also considered one of Nancy’s signature songs, along with “Somethin’ Stupid” and “You Only Live Twice”.