|Single by David Rose & His Orchestra|
"The Stripper" is an instrumental composed by David Rose, recorded in 1958 and released four years later. It evinces a jazz influence with especially prominent trombone slides, and evokes the feel of music used to accompany striptease artists.
It was the theme melody in the Swedish record sales list Kvällstoppen in the 1960s. It also became famous as the background music for a contemporary Noxzema Shaving Cream commercial, featuring Swedish model Gunilla Knutsson, and for a key scene in the 1977 film Slap Shot. It was also performed in the 1997 movie The Full Monty in the scene where the steel mill band twits Lomper, their lead cornet player and one of the male strippers.
It was used on BBC Television in 1976 by the British comedy duo Morecambe and Wise in their "Breakfast Sketch", where they perform a dance using various kitchen utensils and food items.