The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)
In 1995, Hollywood Library released the 1,000-copy limited-edition CD reissue We're the Banana Splits/Here Come the Beagles which, in addition to the original album version, includes an alternate version on the song.
American punk rock band The Dickies made the song a hit in the United Kingdom in 1979 with their cover version, marketed by A&M Records as "Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)". The record reached #7 in the UK Singles Chart. This cover version was later used in the 2010 film Kick-Ass.
The 1983 Bob Marley song, Buffalo Soldier has a bridge (with the lyrics woy! yoy! yoy!) similar to the chorus of the Banana Splits' "The Tra-La-La Song". There has never been any litigation connected to the similarity.
A cover of "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)", performed by Liz Phair with Material Issue, is included on the 1995 tribute album Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, produced by Ralph Sall for MCA Records.
Children's music group Ralph's World covered the song on their 2002 album At the Bottom of the Sea.
- CD liner notes: Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, 1995 MCA Records
- The Billboard Hot 100 Chart Listing for Week Ending February 8, 1969, Billboard.com
- Discography - The Banana Splits & the Beagles - We're the Banana Splits/Here Come the Beagles, Billboard.com
- Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, 7th Edition
- "Soundtracks: Kick Ass (2010)," Internet Movie Data Base, www.imdb.com/
- Adam Conner-Simons, "Picking Up What They're Laying Down," Gelf Magazine, July 24, 2007.