Fast Food Song

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"Fast Food Song"
Single by Fast Food Rockers
from the album It's Never Easy Being Cheesy
Released 9 June 2003
Format CD
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Writer(s) Mike Stock Steve Crosby Sandy Rass Eric Dikeb Martin Neumayer Bob Patmore
Producer(s) Mike Stock Steve Crosby Sandy Rass
Fast Food Rockers singles chronology
"Fast Food Song"
(2003)
"Say Cheese (Smile Please)"
(2003)

"Fast Food Song" is a song made famous by the British-based band the Fast Food Rockers, although it existed long before they recorded it. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from their album It's Never Easy Being Cheesy. The song was highly successful on the UK Singles Chart, reaching number two in the official charts. The song also achieved chart success worldwide and reached number fifty-six on the Australian ARIA Charts. The song was co-written and produced by Mike Stock. The lyrics were mildly controversial for supposedly promoting the excessive consumption of fast food by children, which is why some UK-based radio stations will not play the song when it is requested.

Most recently, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at number 87 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, commenting, "We'd like to see Morgan Spurlock spend 30 days listening to nothing but this song. He'd never survive."[1] Another version, "De Pizzadans", recorded by Dynamite, had been a hit in Belgium.[2] This song has also been used in many advertising campaigns in the UK, for fast food shops, especially around the time of the release. Many people have seen the song as promotional towards the chains, and see it as more of an advert than a song.

The band are widely considered to be one-hit wonders, though their two follow up singles "Smile Please" and "I Love Christmas" both achieved mild success in the UK Singles Chart reaching number 10 and 25 respectively.

Content[edit]

The chorus was based on the Moroccan folk tune "A Ram Sam Sam". Its chorus mentions the fast food restaurants McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles) 8
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 24
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[4] 2

Butlins version[edit]

The version was written for Butlins holiday camps where the lyrics were changed.

Version 1[edit]

A Burger King A Burger King Southern Fried Chicken And A Burger King At Butlins At Butlins.

Version 2[edit]

A Bar Rosso A Bar Rosso Southern Fried Chicken And A Bar Rosso At Butlins At Butlins.

In Version 1 the lyrics also where The Skyline So Invited and The Party Just Started In Reds And Centre Stage.

These 2 versions were done at the camps in 2003-2004 then they stopped using the party dance. The Minehead resort still do it but only have the main chorus changed and the rest of the song is the original lyics. At Skegness In 2008 a Halloween Edition was brought out as a party dance with lyics

Halloween[edit]

A Haunted House A Haunted House A Vampire Bat And A Haunted House A Zombie A Zombie

DJ Ötzi version[edit]

"Burger Dance"
Single by DJ Ötzi
from the album Flying to the Sky
Released 28 July 2003
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 3:24
DJ Ötzi singles chronology
"Ramalamadingdong"
(2003)
"Burger Dance"
(2003)
"Not Without Us"
(2004)

A version recorded by Austrian artist DJ Ötzi was released in July 2003 titled "Burger Dance". It reached number-one in Germany, peaked at number 3 in Austria, and at number 7 in Switzerland.

Track listings[edit]

CD Maxi-single (Europe, 2003)
  1. "Burger Dance" (Party Version) - 3:24
  2. "Summer Of '69" - 3:21
  3. "Burger Dance" (International Remix) - 3:17
  4. "Burger Dance" (Single Version) - 3:42
  5. "Burger Dance" (Karaoke Version) - 3:24

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 3
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (September 11, 2010). "100 Worst Songs Ever". AOL Radio. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bubblegum Dancer: Fast Food Rockers
  3. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  4. ^ ""Life Is Life (Here We Go)", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Burger Dance", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  6. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)