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Do the Propeller! is a song from Taking Off!. Jeff Fatt 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.

Origins

After the original Wiggles did their retirement message video on YouTube, one of them, Anthony thought of what it would be like to introduce the current Wiggles, Emma, Lachy, and Simon in a song. He suddenly had an idea so he asked his friend Jeff and his brother John to write a song together so they wrote it down about doing a new dance called the propeller. Then the current Wiggles filmed this song in the United Kingdom and put it up on online in Mid-June and later in concerts in July. That's why it's the only current Wiggles song that relates to planes, which most of them have propellers.

Production

The original 2012 version is a demo version while the 2013 version is a regular. The 2013 version also adds additional instruments such as acoustic guitars and extra drums and the words "Statue, statue, statue, propeller!" at the end.

Song Credits

2012 Demo/2013 Version

  • Music, Lyrics & Arrangement: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field
  • Original Idea: Anthony Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

2016 & 2017 Version

Musicians

2012 Demo

2013 Version

  • Lead & Backing Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Bass - Alex Keller
  • Sitar - Anthony Field
  • Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook, Anthony Field
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Steve Pace
  • Clapping - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Lead Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Additional Vocals - Anthony Field

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

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.

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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