Lesbian Seagull

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"Lesbian Seagull"
Single by Engelbert Humperdinck
from the album Beavis and Butt-head Do America Soundtrack
Released 1996
Format CD single
Length 3:52

"Lesbian Seagull" is a song performed by Engelbert Humperdinck. It was used in the soundtrack for the MTV/Paramount film Beavis and Butt-head Do America. In the movie, the song was sung by one of Beavis and Butt-head's teachers, Mr. Van Driessen.

Tom Wilson Weinberg wrote the song's words and composed its music, and he originally recorded and released it on his own 1979 album, The Gay Name Game. Weinberg wrote and composed "Lesbian Seagull" in response to a government[which?] study of long term monogamous lesbian behaviour in seagulls. Mike Judge, creator-designer of Beavis and Butt-head, heard the song in a David Letterman "Dave's Record Collection" segment and contacted Weinberg about using it in the film, in which it is sung by Judge himself, as the voice of Mr. Van Driessen. Humperdinck's version, used in the end credits of the film and included on the soundtrack released on the Universal/Geffen Records label, was used as the B-side of Red Hot Chili Peppers's cover of "Love Rollercoaster", which was released as a single in its own right.

This song has recently become popular on The Scott Mills Show, on BBC Radio 1. This is following Engelbert Humperdinck being the United Kingdom's entrant to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

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