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These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for four weeks in 1966.

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These boots are made for walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra replaced Michelle by the Overlanders at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1966. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 38 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later.

The song spent four weeks at number 1 and was succeeded by The sun ain’t gonna shine anymore by the Walker Brothers. After falling from the top spot, the record spent one more week in the top 10, at number 9, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final six weeks of its chart life.

These boots are made for walkin’ was released on the Reprise record label and was the first of two UK number 1 hits for Nancy Sinatra. It was included on the album Boots, which reached number 12 in the UK albums chart later in 1966. The single was also a US number 1.

The song returned to the top 40 in 2005 when Jessica Simpson recorded a cover version. The single peaked at number 4.

More music from Nancy Sinatra


More number ones from 1966


UK singles chart for the week ending 19 February 1966

  1. These boots are made for walkin’Nancy Sinatra

  2. 19th nervous breakdownRolling Stones

  3. You were on my mindCrispian St Peters

  4. Spanish fleaHerb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

  5. MichelleOverlanders

  6. A groovy kind of loveMindbenders

  7. Love’s just a broken heartCilla Black

  8. Keep on runningSpencer Davis Group

  9. TomorrowSandie Shaw

  10. Mirror mirrorPinkerton’s Assorted Colours

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