The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

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"The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" is the official song for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. It was written in 1963 by Disney staff songwriters, Robert & Richard Sherman, and recorded by The Mellomen. The song's creation marks the first time a song was written for an audio-animatronic attraction. A studio recorded soundtrack of the Enchanted Tiki Room was released in 1968 by Disneyland Records as the A side of the album The Enchanted Tiki Room (ST-3966), whose B side included music from the Disney Jungle Cruise attraction.[1]

The song is still heard at the Disneyland's and Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom's Enchanted Tiki Room attractions, though the final verse was removed to help shorten the overall length of the attraction. During the years Walt Disney World's The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) was performed, only the first few seconds of the song were sung.

The song was covered by Hilary Duff for the first DisneyMania album in 2002. The Disney Mania C.D which featured Hilary Duff ranked #52 on Billboards Top 200 list. The Hilary Duff Version is similar to "Billy Joe McGuffrey" on the movie Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie This C.D was certificated Gold. The song was also covered by Los Lobos on the collection of Disney songs album called Los Lobos Goes Disney released in 2009 under the Disney Sound label. It is also covered by Cheryl Hines. Disney also released an album entitled "Disneymusic Block Party" in 2008 mainly consisting of Playhouse Disney artists singing classic Disney songs. The album included a cover of " The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" performed by "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" comedic persona Wayne Brady.

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  1. ^ Discogs. Retrieved April 8, 2014.