Fats Domino: 12 Essential Songs

From "The Fat Man" to "Blueberry Hill" and beyond, we look back at the late New Orleans hitmaker's finest

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"Ain't That a Shame" (1955)

In the summer of 1955, "Ain't That a Shame" became Domino's first pop smash, after a string of R&B hits. Pat Boone's whitebread cover (which Boone allegedly wanted to be titled "Isn't That a Shame") reached Number One, but as Jerry Wexler put it, "Fats Domino is still the thing. Who cares about what's his name with the white buck shoes?"

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