Yummy Yummy Yummy

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"Yummy Yummy Yummy"
Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy single cover.jpg
Cover of the German release
Single by Ohio Express
from the album The Ohio Express
B-side"Zig Zag"
ReleasedApril 1968
Format7" vinyl
GenreBubblegum pop
Length2:30
LabelBuddah
Songwriter(s)Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine
Producer(s)Jerry Kasenetz, Jeffry Katz, Joey Levine, Arthur Resnick
Engineer: Bruce Staple
Ohio Express singles chronology
"Try It"
(1968)
"Yummy Yummy Yummy"
(1968)
"Down at Lulu's"
(1968)

"Yummy Yummy Yummy" is a song by Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine, first recorded by Ohio Express in 1968. Their version reached No. 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart[1] in June and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] It has since been covered by many artists. Ohio Express was a studio concoction and none of the "official" members appear on the record. Joey Levine sang lead vocals.

Joey Levine sang "Yummy Yummy Yummy" live for the first time ever in Henderson, Tennessee at the Caravan Of Stars XV, on May 17, 2008.

Time Magazine included it in its 2011 list of songs with silly lyrics.[3] It ranked No. 2 in Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs.

Later uses[edit]

"Yummy Yummy Yummy" has been used in a commercial for Kinder chocolate, in The Simpsons in the episodes "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" and "The Heartbroke Kid", in Monty Python's Flying Circus in the episode "How Not to Be Seen" (facetiously credited to "Jackie Charlton and the Tonettes"), in Futurama in the episode "Saturday Morning Fun Pit", and in the "Last McSupper" scene of the film Super Size Me.[4] The song also makes an appearance in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [5] and at the end of an episode of Timon and Pumbaa, in which the titular characters perform it in the parody form of an animated music video. It is also featured in the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artist Search for "ohio express"". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ Rollins, Samantha (2011-03-15). "The Ohio Express, 'Yummy Yummy Yummy' | Top 10 Songs with Silly Lyrics | TIME.com". Entertainment.time.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  4. ^ Rollins, Samantha (March 15, 2011). "The Beatles, 'I Am the Walrus' | Top 10 Songs with Silly Lyrics". Time. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) : Soundtracks". IMDb.com. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  8. ^ "Top 40-lijst van week 30, 1968". Top40.nl. 1968-07-27. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts Search the Charts". Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2009.
  10. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  12. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, June 22, 1968
  13. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  14. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1968". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1968/Top 100 Songs of 1968". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  16. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/60s_files/1968YESP.html Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1968

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