Yes, Yes, Yes

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"Yes, Yes, Yes" is a musical comedy/parody song co-written, recorded and released as a single in 1976 by comedian Bill Cosby. The song came from Cosby's 1976 album, Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days.

The song, which Cosby co-wrote with his longtime collaborator, Stu Gardner, spoofed Barry White's deep-voiced spoken-word sexual monologues but instead of a monologue of making love, Cosby constantly asked his wife if she took money off his pocket, destroyed the car she borrowed from him, if his checkbook was overdrawn and if she was cheating on him with a man "in his closet" wearing his pajamas. The female background vocalists constantly say "yes, yes, yes" to every one of Cosby's questions.

Throughout the song, Cosby would also repeat "rat own", mocking White's usage of "right on" in his songs.

Built under a quiet storm-like R&B production similar to White's, the song hit the charts peaking at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 11 on the R&B charts becoming Cosby's biggest charted single since "Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything's Alright)" peaked at number four on the Hot 100 nine years earlier.