Release date: 20 November 1995
Searchin' by the Coasters on Atco Records
|Single by The Coasters|
|from the album The Coasters|
|Recorded||February 15, 1957|
|Genre||Rock And Roll|
|Label||Atco Records 45-6087|
|Writer(s)||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller|
|Producer||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller|
|The Coasters singles chronology|
"Searchin'" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller specifically for The Coasters. It was released as a single on Atco Records in March 1957, and topped the Rhythm and Blues Chart for twelve weeks. It reached #3 on the national pop singles chart.
Although the Coasters had previously done well on the R&B charts, it was "Searchin'" (along with "Young Blood" on the flip side) that sparked the group's rock and roll fame.
Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney chose "Searchin'" as one of his Desert Island Discs in 1982. McCartney performed the song with The Beatles during their audition for Decca Records on 1 January 1962.
The song is featured in the 1999 Warner Bros. animated movie, The Iron Giant, the musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, and the 1999 biographical film October Sky.