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Do the Propeller! (originally called Propeller) is a song from Taking Off! and the first song of the current generation. Jeff Fatt wrote and cameos in the music video in a shot with Anthony playing the drums. The song has been The Wiggles' number one song of 2013. And so far, in the Taking Off tour, it has been the last song in the setlist. It is one of the most popular song of the new generation of Wiggles. The song also relates to planes.


Song Credits

2012 Demo/2013 Original Version

2013 Instrumental Version

  • Music and Arrangement: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Arrangement: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Iwaki Auditorium
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2016 and 2017 Versions

  • Music and Lyrics: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Nursery Rhymes Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Musicians

2012 Demo

  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass: Alex Keller
  • Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: MIDI
  • Hand Claps: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Christmas Celebration! Tour Version

  • Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass: Blathnaid Conroy-Murphy
  • Guitar: Murray Cook, Caterina Mete
  • Keyboard: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Greg Page
  • Hand Claps: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

2013 Original Version

  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Guitar: Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Alex Keller
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Steve Pace
  • Hand Claps: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

2013 Instrumental Version

  • Bass: Alex Keller
  • Guitar: Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Steve Pace
  • Hand Claps: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • First Violins - Peter Edwards, Sarah Curro, Jacqueline Edwards, Peter Fellin, Deborah Goodall, Lorraine Hook, Cameron Jamieson, Kirstin Kenny, Ji Won Kim, Eleanor Mancini, Anne Martonyi, Michelle Ruffolo and Kathryn Taylor
  • Second Violins - Matthew Tomkins, Monica Curro, Isin Cakmakcioglu, Francesca Hiew, Rachel Homburg, Christine Johnson, Isy Wasserman, Philippa West, Patrick Wong and Roger Young
  • Violas - Lauren Brigden, Katharine Brockman, Christopher Cartlidge, Ceridwen Davies, Gabrielle Halloran, Trevor Jones, Simon Oswell and Caleb Wright
  • Cellos - Nicholas Bochner, Miranda Brockman, Rohan de Korte, Keith Johnson, Sarah Morse, Angela Sargeant and Michelle Wood
  • Double Basses - Sylvia Hosking, Rohan Dasika, Benjamin Hanlon, Suzanne Lee and Stephen Newton
  • Horns - Geoff Lierse, Saul Lewis, Abbey Edlin, Trinette McClimont and Rachel Shaw
  • Trumpets - Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne
  • Trombones - Brett Kelly, Kenneth McClimont, Kieran Conrau and Mike Szabo
  • Tuba - Timothy Buzbee
  • Timpani - Christine Turpin
  • Percussion - Robert Clarke, John Arcaro and Robert Cossom
  • Piano/Celeste - Louisa Breen and Amir Farid

2016 Version

  • Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Electric Guitar: Oliver Brian, Anthony Field
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Glockenspiel: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Clapping: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

2017 Version

  • Vocals: Guy Sebastian
  • Backing Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Electric Guitar: Oliver Brian, Anthony Field
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Glockenspiel: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Clapping: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Nursery Rhymes Version

  • Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Electric Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie

Little Wiggles Version

  • Vocals: Maria Field, Nicholas Kennett, Ryan Yeates
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Electric Guitar: Oliver Brian, Anthony Field
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Glockenspiel: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Clapping: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Song Lyrics

All: Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

Lachy: We're going up and up and up and up

Simon: We're going down and down and down and down

All: We're going up up up up up up up up up

Emma: And then we stop

All: Oh

Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

We're going up up up up up up up up up

Simon: We're down da-da down down da down down down

All: We're going up up up up up up up up up

Emma: And then we stop, Ahh!

All: Oh..woooo

Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

Do the propeller

Do the propeller

Do the propeller around and around

Statue, Statue, Statue, Propeller!

Trivia

  • When this song was first shown in live theaters, websites such as Wiggle Time TV and the bonus feature of the 2012 video "Celebration" as a sneak preview from June to December 2012, the Wiggles didn't say "Statue, statue, statue, propeller!" at the end. It also used a different music track and the very last shot of the Wiggles on the double-decker bus. It was also shown a week before and after "Surfer Jeff" was released on DVD, June 14th 2012. One of the preview versions shows a Wiggles logo with background music from "Get Ready to Wiggle" at the beginning just before the song starts.
  • The original title of the song was simply "Propeller" as seen in Celebration!; but for Taking Off!, it was changed to, "Do the Propeller!".
  • The demo version contains the drums, bass guitar, organ and sitar.
  • This is so far the only new Wiggles song that involves with aviation, which means aircraft stuff such as planes.

Video Appearance

Episode Appearance

Album Appearance

Gallery


Live and Other Performances


Original Version

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The wiggles singing do the propeller

Original version

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