Mickey Mouse March

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(The) Mickey Mouse (Club) March, is the opening theme for the The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, broadcast weekday afternoons in the US from October 1955[1] to 1959, on the ABC television network. (Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-- K-E-Y-- M-O-U-S-E!) The song is reprised with the slower "it's time to say goodbye" verse, at the end of each episode. The song remains popular as a children's music standard, and is Mickey Mouse's official theme. In the show's opening the song is partially performed by the mute title character Dumbo and Jiminy Cricket.

The song was written by the Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmie Dodd. It was published by Hal Leonard Corporation, July 1, 1955.[2] Dodd wrote other songs used over the course of the series. Dodd was a guitarist and musician hired by Walt Disney as a songwriter. Dodd also wrote the “theme day” songs accompanying it on the show.

Mannheim Steamroller covered the song as the final track on the 1999 album, Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse.[3]

The song was also covered by Andrew W.K. on the Japanese only release Mosh Pit On Disney.

The song is used in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.[4] American troops sing it as they march at the Battle of Huế.

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