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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"Goin' Home" (1952)

Domino scored his first R&B Number One with this forlorn cut, a farewell to a troublesome lover co-written with Alvin E. Young. "Goin' home tomorrow/Can't stand your evil ways," he sings against a hard-swinging half-time blues groove. "When you're around me/I'm full of misery all day." The song was later covered by Little Richard, Dr. John and Percy Sledge, among many others.

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