Yummy Yummy (album)

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Yummy Yummy
Yummy Yummy Album.jpg
Studio album by The Wiggles
Released 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Children's music
Length 28:06
Label ABC
Producer Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page[1]
The Wiggles chronology
Stories and Songs: The Adventures of Captain Feathersword the Friendly Pirate
(1993)
Yummy Yummy
(1994)
Big Red Car
(1995)

Yummy Yummy is the fourth album from The Wiggles; it was released in 1994. A companion video was also made in 1994, and it was re-recorded in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by (or trad arr. by) M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field, G. Page except spoken and listed below[2].

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hot Potato" J.Field, M.Cook, A.Field, G.Page, J.Fatt 1:14
2. "Shaky Shaky"   1:26
3. "Introduction To Fruit Salad" (spoken)   0:14
4. "Fruit Salad"   2:28
5. "Willaby Wallaby Woo"   1:34
6. "Come On Let's Jump"   0:41
7. "Walk"   1:19
8. "Fais Do Do"   1:20
9. "Ponies"   0:56
10. "The Monkey Dance" J.Field, M.Cook, J. Fatt, A.Field, G. Page 2:01
11. "D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur)" J.Field, M. Cook, J.Fatt, A.Field, G.Page 2:25
12. "Shake Your Sillies Out"   1:37
13. "Numbers Joke" (spoken)   0:16
14. "Numbers Rhumba" D. Walden, Arr. M. Cook, J.Fatt, A.Field, G.Page 1:59
15. "Would You Giggle"   0:43
16. "Food Poem" (spoken)   0:15
17. "Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes"   1:55
18. "Butterflies Flit" M. Cook, J.Fatt, A.Field, G.Page, M. Field[note 1] 0:38
19. "Where Is Thumbkin?"   3:14
20. "Veil"   0:48
21. "Yawn Yawn Yawn"   1:39

Personnel[edit]

source Yummy Yummy album booklet, 1994:[1]

The Wiggles

  • Murray Cook – guitar, bass, vocals
  • Anthony Field – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Jeff Fatt – piano, organ, accordion, vocals
  • Greg Page – lead vocals, guitar

Additional musicians

  • Tony Henry - drums, percussion
  • Greg Truman - vocals
  • Peter Mackie - guitar
  • Trina Leigh - children's vocals
  • Allison O'Brien - children's vocals

Release information[edit]

The CD was released in 1994 under EMI Records, ABC for Kids: 8143372[3]


Charting[edit]

In the United States, the album reached number 31 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers and number 29 on their Top Independent Albums charts.[4]

Video[edit]

Yummy Yummy
The Wiggles are in four different colour squares with Dorothy in the middle inside a circle.
Yummy Yummy cover
Directed by Tim Finlay
Produced by John Spence
Phillip Cullen
Written by The Wiggles
Starring Greg Page
Anthony Field
Murray Cook
Jeff Fatt
Music by The Wiggles
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment / ABC Video
(#14480)
Release date
October 1994[5]
Running time
40 minutes
Country Australia

Yummy Yummy, released in 1994, is the second video by the Australian children's band The Wiggles. It is the first Wiggles video to feature chroma key backgrounding.

Songs and skits[edit]

This is the song and skits list for the original 1994 version:

  1. Hot Potato
  2. Shaky Shaky
  3. Teddy Bear Hug
  4. D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur)
    * Greg's magic show skit
  5. I Am a Dancer
  6. Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes
  7. Numbers Rhumba
  8. Joanie Works With One Hammer
  9. The Monkey Dance
  10. Henry's Dance
  11. Walk
  12. Dorothy's Birthday Party (Short Story)

Cast[edit]

The cast as listed on the closing credits:

The WIGGLES are
Also Featuring
  • Sue McAuley as Vanessa the Dancer
  • Sue McAuley and Jacqueline Fallon as Dorothy's Helpers
  • Vanessa Fallon Rohanna and Darren Phillips as Henry's Helpers
  • John Patrick Field as John the Cook
  • John William Field as Captain Feathersword's Helper
  • Vanessa Fallon Rohanna as Lucy Fixit
Thanks to the Children & Parents

Michael, Kathleen, Christopher & Andrew Lawrence; Peter, Lorraine, Julia & Yvette Martinovich; Kay Ritchie; Sophie, Sam, Claire & Janine Pickels; Brandon Johnson; Patricia Zavattaro; Nicholas, Maureen, & Raymond Hull; Sarah Al Amri; Meg Munro & Georgia Munro-Cook; Paul, Pauline, Clare, Luke, Joseph & Dominic Field; Roger, Maria, Sofia, Leonardo & Anthony Silvestrini; Tony, Wendy, Timothy & James Rioseco.

Uncredited[edit]

Anthony Field played Captain Feathersword in the video. Emma Buter provided the voice for Dorothy the Dinosaur during the Short Story skit,[citation needed] and is credited on the companion album. In some of the skits, Murray Cook provided Dorothy's voice as he was the original voice for Dorothy. Jeff Fatt has provided the voice for Henry the Octopus, although he was not credited for the role until later in The Wiggles career as shown on several Wiggles documentaries.

1998 re-recording[edit]

Yummy Yummy (re-recording)
Directed by Chisholm McTavish
Produced by Nick Pike
Written by The Wiggles
Starring Greg Page
Anthony Field
Murray Cook
Jeff Fatt
Music by The Wiggles
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment / ABC Video
(#101409)
Release date
1998[5]
Running time
36 minutes
Country Australia

The video was remade and released in 1998 after the theatrical release of The Wiggles Movie and the video release of Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas.[5] Some of the skits such as the short story for Dorothy's Birthday Party were removed. Two new songs, "Pufferbillies" and "Havenu Shalom Alechem", were added. In the North American version, "Teddy Bear Hug" and "Numbers Rhumba" were replaced by videos featuring the Wiggle Puppets. The Wiggles use logos on their shirts. Anthony wears a blue shirt instead of a green or white one. Paul Paddick plays Captain Feathersword. Wags the Dog was also featured in the video. Paul Hester, a former drummer for Split Enz and Crowded House, guest starred as Paul the Cook, and was featured in "Fruit Salad".[6]

Songs and skits[edit]

This is the song and major skits list for the 1998 version.

  1. Hot Potato
  2. D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favorite Dinosaur)
  3. Pufferbillies
  4. Henry's Dance
  5. Walk
  6. Joannie Works With One Hammer
  7. The Monkey Dance
  8. Crunchy Munchy Honey Cakes
  9. Shaky Shaky
  10. Teddy Bear Hug (Australian version) / Wigglemix (Wiggle Puppets) (North American version)
  11. Havenu Shalom Alechem
  12. I Am A Dancer
    * Greg's Magic Show skit
  13. Numbers Rhumba (Australian version) / Go Captain Feathersword Ahoy! (Wiggle Puppets) (North American version)
  14. Fruit Salad

Cast[edit]

Paul Hester played the chef in the video.

Names are presented in the order of the closing credits

The Wiggles are
Also featuring
  • Leeanne Ashley as Dorothy the Dinosaur
  • Paul Paddick as Captain Feathersword
  • Edward Rooke as Wags the Dog
  • Donna Halloran and Leanne Halloran as Henry the Octopus
  • Paul Hester as The Chef
Dancing Children
  • Cassandra Halloran
  • Jessica Halloran
  • Joseph Field
  • Clare Field
  • Sian Ryan
  • Emma Ryan
The young children appearing were
  • Dominic Field
  • Ceili Moore
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Josephine Perez
  • Thomas Holloway
  • Sophie Holloway
  • Christopher Powell
  • Ned Pike
  • Freya Pike


Release history[edit]

Yummy Yummy was released on video along with Wiggle Time in the United States in October 1999.[7]

In 2002, The Wiggles released Yummy Yummy and Wiggle Time as a combined DVD of the 1998 versions of Yummy Yummy and Wiggle Time.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butterflies Flit credits from Wiggly Safari DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yummy Yummy album, 1994, last page of CD booklet
  2. ^ "Cdcovers.cc / DVD / The Wiggles Yummy Yummy And Wiggle Time. / inside". cdcovers.cc. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Yummy Yummy CD cover, 1994
  4. ^ "Top Holiday Albums, Top Heatseekers, Top Independent Albums". Billboard (magazine). December 13, 2003. p. 67. 
  5. ^ a b c "Powerhouse Museum - The Wiggles Videography". Powerhouse Museum. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Harris, Chris (28 March 2005). "Crowded House drummer Paul Hester found dead in Australia". MTV. Retrieved 14 October 2007. 
  7. ^ "Australia's Wiggles Reach Out to U.S. via TV, Lyrick Releases". Billboard (magazine). August 7, 1999. p. 66. 
  8. ^ "The Wiggles-Yummy Yummy/Wiggle Time! (1998)". Michael DVDs. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Yummy yummy - Wiggle time! The Wiggles. [videorecording] / - Version details - Trove". Trove - National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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