Release date: 20 November 1995


Searchin' by the Coasters on Atco Records
Single by The Coasters
from the album The Coasters
A-side "Young Blood"
Released March 1957
Recorded February 15, 1957
Genre Rock And Roll
Length 2:36
Label Atco Records 45-6087
Writer(s) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Producer Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
The Coasters singles chronology
"One Kiss Led to Another"
"Idol with the Golden Head"

"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.

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