The song “Walk Like a Man” is a classic doo wop song from one of the best doo wop groups, the Jersey Boys, aka The Four Seasons The song, written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, beautifully balances the falsetto of Frankie Valli with the bass voice of Nick Massi. The song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. It was their third #1 hit (i.e., after “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”). The story behind the recording is that there was a fire in the studio while they were working. Producer Bob Crewe kept them all going, even when they smelled smoke and heard the fire engines. The recording did not stop until firemen used their axes and broke through the door to get the musicians out.
“Walk Like A Man” is featured in numerous films, including The Wanderers (1979), Heart and Souls (1993), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and Sleepers (1996). Sometimes baseball stadiums play the song when their team draws a walk.