Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (song)

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Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall and Heather Ripley who sing the title song in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is an Academy Award nominated song from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the 1968 musical motion picture.[1] In the film it is sung by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is also featured prominently in Chitty the Musical, which premiered in London at the Palladium in 2002 and on Broadway in 2005 at the newly refurbished Foxwoods Theatre (then the Hilton Theatre). It has been covered by The Shadows, who released an instrumental version in 1997 on the album The Shadows at Abbey Road: The Collectors Edition, by Percy Faith and by Alvin and the Chipmunks (both in 1969) and by Franck Pourcel in 1976.

The song is parodied in the South Park episode "It Hits the Fan" sung by Mr. Garrison and by Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Steampunk band Abney Park sometimes cover "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at live shows.


The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.[1]

Stage version reprises[edit]

The title song is reprised several times throughout the stage version under slightly different names:

  • "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Nautical reprise)"
  • "Chitty Takes Flight"
  • "Chitty Prayer"
  • "Chitty Flies Home (Finale)"