These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

A collection of (172) cover versions of this great song by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. Collected by Dying For Bad Music.
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August 2, 2014 11:22 am
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March 16, 2014 7:20 pm

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Anonymous: Where can I buy or download Hurra Torpedo's cover of "these boots are made for walking"? thank you. I loved your site. thanks again

I guess this Live at Quartfestivalen is the only version that exist. It’s on Youtube.

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April 25, 2013 2:50 pm

Halftime - Boots stopped walkin’

I don’t know how many times I’ve listen to this tune now, but it’s still fun. On this journey collecting all the songs I’ve found a lot interesting side tracks, but also boring mediocre renditions.

So this song was covered from the very beginning in 1966 and I guess this was pretty common for singers, to interpret a hit single. Similar to what happens today when some producers take a well known hit and mix a beat and an annoying singer on top of it (sorry J. Simpson).

Another interesting thing is, that this is interpreted by so many genres and cultures.
Punks, Skins, Goths, Rockabillies and Metalheads like to dance and raise their fists to it as well as country singers and local rock bands enjoy performing it. Not to mention the weirdos, outsider musicians and avantgarde faction or even Mozart could have played that tune.
Enjoyable are also all those sixties big band versions, usually lead by a master of trumpet, saxophone, percussion, sitar, accordeon or violin or all the jazz and soul versions.
And last but not least all the translated lyrics into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Czech and Finnish are pretty enjoyable too.

There are floating much more versions around and I am happy to add more  if I am able to or if you send me something. Look at this list and see what’s there, then shoot me a message here or in the comments.

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April 24, 2013 3:26 pm
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Hurra Torpedo
  • Quartfestivalen 2007
  • 1,175 Plays

Hurra Torpedo - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (2007)

Crazy ass Norwegians who cover songs on kitchen appliances.
This seems to be live from the Quartfestivalen 2007, but I am not positive.

Enjoy their version of Total Eclipse of the Heart (and the rest in the playlist).

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1:34 pm
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Spy Eye
  • Have A Good Ska Stomping
  • 721 Plays

Spy Eye - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1989)

There are quite a few Ska versions of this song and Symarip seems to be influential on their own, if you notice how the song starts. See also the Japanese Grindcore-Psychobilly group SxTxH

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11:43 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: The Splatcats
  • 5 Big Ones
  • 533 Plays

The Splatcats - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1985)

Solid Garage Punk

Splatcats’ music to download

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9:52 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Gang War
  • Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer's Gang War!
  • 497 Plays

Gang War - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1979)

Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer’s Gang War! Recorded live in Rock City Montreal, Dec 28, 1979.

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3:51 am
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  • These Boots are Made for... [studio jokes]
  • By: Canned Heat
  • The Boogie House Tapes (Disc 1)
  • 399 Plays

Canned Heat - These Boots are Made for… [studio jokes] (1971)

Not a cover version, but some how related

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3:13 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • By: Geri Halliwell
  • Bag It Up
  • 425 Plays

Geri Halliwell - These Boots Are Made For Walking (2000)

Not so spicey…

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April 23, 2013 5:18 pm
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  • Boots
  • By: Bromheads
  • October Free Download
  • 281 Plays

Bromheads - Boots (2009)

minimal rock

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3:26 pm
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: The Cichlids
  • Be True To Your School
  • 283 Plays

The Cichlids - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1980)

South Florida’s Cichlids were one of the Sunshine State’s first skinny tie punk-wavers. (via)

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1:34 pm
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Too Slim & The Taildraggers
  • El Rauncho Grundgé
  • 279 Plays

Too Slim & The Taildraggers - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1992)

Dude Rock 2

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11:43 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Dark Carnival
  • Dark Carnival
  • 213 Plays

Dark Carnival - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1990)

Already posted 2 versions by Destroy All Monsters

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9:51 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Candye Kane
  • Diva La Grande
  • 231 Plays

Candye Kane - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1997)

Adds nothing new, just lot of instruments

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3:09 am
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  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  • By: Olaf Giebe
  • Objection Overruled
  • 209 Plays

Olaf Giebe - These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (2000)

Dude Rock

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