Yummy Yummy Yummy

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For the Julie London album, see Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (album).
"Yummy Yummy Yummy"
Cover of the German release
Single by Ohio Express
from the album The Ohio Express
B-side "Zig Zag"
Released April 1968
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 2:30
Label Buddah
Writer(s) Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine
Producer(s) Jerry Kasenetz, Jeff Katz, Joey Levine, Arthur Resnick
Engineer: Bruce Staple
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Ohio Express singles chronology
"Try It"
"Yummy Yummy Yummy"
"Down At Lulu's"

"Yummy Yummy Yummy" is a bubblegum pop 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.

In the years since it was a hit, the song has become a standard. In Time Magazine's 2011 list of top 10 songs with silly lyrics it ranked No. 8.[3] It ranked No. 2 in Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. It has been used in a commercial for Kinder chocolate, in The Simpsons in the episode "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", in Monty Python's Flying Circus in the episode "How Not to Be Seen", 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]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 5
Austrian Singles Chart[6] 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles[7] 1
Dutch Top 40[8] 27
Irish Singles Chart[9] 5
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 8
US Billboard Pop Singles[1] 4

Cover versions[edit]

  • Giorgio Moroder released a version as single a-side in 1968 (as Giorgio).

Other cover versions were recorded by The Residents on The Third Reich 'n Roll (1976), Spanish disco group Baccara on their 1978 album Light My Fire, rockabilly band Elvis Hitler on their 1992 album Supersadomasochisticexpialidocious, and experimental rock band Tub Ring on their 1995 album ...And the Mashed Potato Mountain Etiquette.

In 1988, famous Serbian female rock singer Viktorija recorded a cover version of the song with lyrics in Serbian written by Riblja Čorba frontman Bora Đorđević. This version was entitled "Sami" ("Alone").[12]

The song was performed live by the all-female punk rock band L7 for the 1990 SST Records compilation The Melting Plot.


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