Stranded in the Jungle
|"Stranded in the Jungle"|
|Single by The Cadets|
|from the album Rockin' N' Reelin'|
|B-side||"I Want You"|
|Writer(s)||James Johnson, Ernestine Smith|
|The Cadets singles chronology|
"Stranded in the Jungle" is a song originally recorded by American doo wop group The Jay Hawks. It peaked at #18 on the U.S. pop chart. A cover version of the song recorded by American doo wop group The Cadets in 1956 peaked at #15 on the U.S. pop chart and at #3 on the U.S. Rhythm and Blues chart the same week, and another cover version by the Gadabouts peaked at #39 on the pop chart one week later. All three groups would prove to be one-hit wonders, with "Stranded in the Jungle" being the only top-40 hit for any of them.
The Cadets version features spoken verses by Will "Dub" Jones (who would go on to sing bass on most of The Coasters' hits) with a duet refrain by Willie Davis and Aaron Collins. It was during the final refrain of the song that Prentice Moreland delivers the line, "Great googly moogly, get me outta here!"