Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walking
A classic of the ’60s, it is one of the only songs I can guarantee all of my friends and family members know at least the chorus. Listening to this pop classic puts me in a great mood (although I have yet to pull out my gogo boots or the hairspray). Although the daughter of the famed actor isn’t quite a one hit wonder, this song made her into an icon. Good thing too, since daddy dearest originally insisted she not sing the song.
It hit #1 in the US and UK in ‘66 and has been covered by bands like Megadeth, Billy Ray Cyrus (mullet and all), Crispin Glover and Lil’ Kim. It’s possible I spent the last 45 minutes watching various covers, but nothing lives up to the original, of course. You can’t really reinvent this classic.