Rockin Robin (Class, 1958)
Rockin Robin was written by Leon Rene (under the pseudonym Jimmie Thomas) and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958. It went to #1 on the U.S. R&B chart, #2 on the U.S. pop chart and #9 in Australia. Michael Jackson covered the song in 1972 but was unable to go to #1 with it. He was stuck at #2 on both the American pop and R&B charts (#3 in the UK).