Greatest Songs, #431: “Ain’t It a Shame” by Fats Domino

Album: Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino (Imperial Records)
Year: 1955
Written by: Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino
Billboard Hot 100: #10

 From Rolling Stone:

In the summer of 1955, “Ain’t It a Shame” became Domino’s first pop smash, after a string of R&B hits in the early 1950s. Pat Boone‘s white-bread cover (retitled “Ain’t That a Shame”) reached Number One, but as Jerry Wexler put it, “Fats Domino is still the thing. Who cares about what’s his name with the white buck shoes?”