Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
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|"Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)"|
|Song by Perry Como|
|Writer(s)||Al Hoffman, Dick Manning|
|Composer(s)||Emmanuel Chabrier, Al Hoffman, Dick Manning|
"Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" is an American popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning. Published in 1956, it was recorded by Perry Como and went to #1 on the Billboard pop music chart later that year. The song's melody is based on Emmanuel Chabrier's 1883 composition, España.
The nonsense phrase of the song's title, repeated throughout the song, is used as counterpoint to the lines it precedes in the lyrics, as in the following excerpt:
- "Hot diggity, dog ziggity, boom
- What you do to me,
- When you're holding me tight."
AT the end of the song, Como exclaimed "HOT DOG!!!!" before the last two chords.
The phrase "hot diggity dog!" dates to at least 1928, when Al Jolson was recorded saying "Hot diggity dog! Hot kitty! Hot pussycat! Didn't I tell you you'd love it?" after a performance of the tune "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder".
The song is briefly heard in the extended DVD cut of the Family Guy episode "Airport '07", during "Peter Griffin's Dance Party" (a parody of The Lawrence Welk Show). It is also briefly heard in Call the Midwife, Series 1 Episode 6, set in late 1957.
- Brown, Tony, Jon Kutner & Neil Warwick, The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums, Omnibus Press, London, 2002
- Whitburn, Joel The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, Billboard Books, New York, 1992
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