Walk Like a Man

Album: Big Girls Don't Cry and 12 Others (1963)
Charted: 12 1
  • Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk
    Oh, walk, walk, walk man
    Oh how you tried to cut me down to size
    Tellin' dirty lies to my friends
    But my own father said give her up, don't bother
    The world isn't comin' to an end
    (He said)

    Walk like a man, talk like a man
    Walk like a man my son
    No woman's worth crawlin' on the earth
    So walk like a man, my son

    Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk
    Oh
    Bye bye baby, I don't-a mean maybe
    Gonna get along somehow
    Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin'
    Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now
    (I'm gonna)

    Walk like a man, fast as I can
    Walk like a man from you
    I'll tell the world forget about it, girl
    And walk like a man from you
    Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk
    Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk
    Oh

Comments: 24

  • Rick from Philadelphia"Walk Like a Man" appears in the TV series "Cold Case", Season 2, Episode 19, "Strange Fruit".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 22, 1963, the Four Seasons performed "Walk Like A Man" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'
    At the time the song was in it's second of two weeks at #3 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the following week it would peak at #1 {for 3 weeks} and it spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #12 on United Kingdom's Singles chart.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLOVED THE OPENING DRUM ROLL. the drummer was the reason I fell in love with this song many years ago. And there have been times as a girl, I have thought No Guy Is Worth crawling on the earth, so it works both ways.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 20th 1963, "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #40; five weeks later on February 24th it would peak at #1 {for 3 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for 13 weeks...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1962 and 1977 the quartet had forty* songs make the Top 100; fifteen made the Top 10 with five reaching #1, "Sherry" for 5 weeks in 1962, "Big Girls Don't Cry" for 5 weeks in 1962, this one, "Rag Doll" for 2 weeks in 1963, and "December, 1963 (Oh! What A Night)" for 3 weeks in 1976...
    Bass singer Nick Massi, born Nicholas Macioci, passed away on December 24th, 2000 at the age of 65...
    May he R.I.P.
    * In 1994 a remixed dance version of "December, 1963" was released; and it peaked at #14 on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 10th 1963, the records at #2 and #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart both had the word 'Walk' as the first word in the song's title...
    At #2 was "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers (it was in its 2nd week at #2)
    And at #3 was "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons (it was up from #6)...
    The #1 record was "Hey! Paula" by Paul and Paula.
  • Michael De Patria from Paterson Nj, NjThis song jets me back to a very precious time in my life. I was very very young and my sister who passed away 13 years ago was a big 4 seasons fan. Everytime I hear the 4 Seasons songs of the early 60's it reminds me of her. Frankie Valli must take great pride in knowing that these compositions and recordings can bring back and hold such precious memories for people. This is truley the great gift and power of music.
  • Viktor from Vänersborg, SwedenThe movie "The Wanderers" has this song in the opening.
  • Darren from Warrington, EnglandThere used to be a member of a show I do that could sing and speak as high as Frankie Valli
  • Fred from Laurel, MdAdding to what was said by Mark/Ohio and Muzza/Auckland: also think Neil Sedaka and Lou Christie. To everyone else, if you think THIS song sounds funny, take a listen to "Lightning Strikes Again" by Lou Christie.
  • Byron Balagtas from Baguio, PhilippinesFinally, I found this great song. Since I watched the movie " heart and Soul ". Frfiends, I'm an avid fan of old musics... Can anyone sing what frankie do? hehehe a man sings like a woman...champ!!!
  • Muzza from Auckland, New ZealandThis song is a classic,and researches through the roof on our Radio station auditorium tests(Focus groups). Falsetto was a hall mark of early rocknroll, Frankie Valli was not alone,think of Frankie Lymon.
  • Vinny from Hoboken, NjAlso done with justice in the movie "Heart and Soul"
  • Joe from Perth, Australiathe best valli song nuff said
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhThe instrumentation, including the voices, are superb on this. They had one heck of a band, and Bob Crewe did everything perfectly. There's nothing the slightest bit effeminate in any of their productions.
  • Josh from TorontoYeah people are way too harsh on Frankie Valley I mean the guy's like a legend and just cause he can sing way higher than most people he gets insulted. Also this was recorded in a burning studio....wow...
  • Taylor from Red Lion, PaThis song was written about break-ups. It is saying you have to walk like a man when a girl breaks your heart. Thus the lyric, "Walk like a man from you."
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhThe falsetto sound wasn't considered all that odd, probably because there was a fair amount of falsetto in men's ensemble singing in the 1950's and '60's. Think of all those a capella do-wop songs.
  • Nick from Tampa, FlComedian Gallagher quipped
    "Frankie Valli sings 'Walk Like A Man, Talk Like A Man'... sings it like a woman!"
  • Lynz from Ontario, CanadaYes it was in the movie Sleepers (btw AMAZING MOVIE!!!). You have to admit that the song is kinda funny, but nonetheless, still a good song.
  • Sam from North Vancouver, CanadaI kinda wonder if the falsetto was meant to be ironic...probably not, but it's an interesting thought.
  • Mary C. from Chicago, IlWhy are you guys being so harsh about Frankie's falsetto? It seems to me you might be jealous, since not many people can sing as good as he can.
  • Billy from Chicago, Mnthis song was in the movie sleepers too
  • Keith from Slc, UtI remember the legendary Art Leboe' comment after playing that song on KRLA: "Walk like a man, sing like a girl?"
  • Dave from Houston, TxLong after this song left the charts, I acquired a roommate who couldn't resist shouting at this Frankie Valli falsetto recording, "SING like a man, dammit".
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