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"Get Ready to Wiggle" is the first Wiggles song ever written and recorded. It first appeared in their 1991 self-titled debut album. Its re-recording appeared on Wiggle Time (re-recording) in 1998. It's music was allegedly adapted from The Cockroaches Song 'Mr. Wiggles Back in Town'.

Song Credits

1991 Version

1998 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Original Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page
  • Additional Lyrics, Arrangement and Producer: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Musical Arrangement: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
  • Engineer and Mixer: Chris Brooks
  • Recording Location: Electric Avenue Studios
  • Publisher: EMI Music/Wiggly Tunes

2013 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Original Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer/Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Publisher: EMI Music/Wiggly Tunes

Song Credit Differences


1991 Version

  • Lead Vocals: Greg Page
  • Vocals: Murray Cook, Anthony Field (dialogue)
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Emu-Emax sampler, MIDI track, Piano: Jeff Fatt

ABC For Kids: Live In Concert Version

  • Vocals: Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Guitar: Murray Cook, Terry Murray
  • Piano, Emu-Emax Sampler, MIDI track - Jeff Fatt

Wiggle Time! 1998 Version

  • Vocals: Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals: Greg Truman, The Wiggles
  • Guitars: Murray Cook, Anthony Field or Terry Murray
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Piano: Jeff Fatt
  • Drums: Tony Henry
  • Trumpet: Dominic Lindsay
  • Saxophone: Anita Thomas

2013 Version


01 Get Ready to Wiggle

Song Lyrics

Get ready to wiggle.

We've been ready for so long.

Get ready to wiggle.

When you wiggle, you can't go wrong.

Get ready to wiggle.

Wiggle will make you big and strong.

Get ready to wiggle.

Wiggle to this song (2x)

Ba-da-ba-ba, ba-dum-ba-dum. (3x)

We're ready to wiggle.

Wiggle your fingers high in the sky.

We're ready to wiggle.

Wiggle your ears and wiggle your eyes.

We're ready to wiggle.

Wiggle your hair and wiggle your nose.

We're ready to wiggle.

Wiggle all ten toes (2x)

Ba-dum-ba-ba-ba-dum. (3x)

Ba-dum ba-ba

We can wiggle (Whoo!) and wiggle. (Whoo!)

Wiggle at home without a care.

Wiggle (Whoo!) and wiggle. (Whoo!)

Wiggle on your own or with teddy bear.

Wiggle (Whoo!) and wiggle. (Whoo!)

Wiggle at breakfast, lunch or tea.

Wiggle (Whoo!) and wiggle. (Whoo!)

Wiggle along with me. That's right! Wiggle along with me.

Ba-da-ba-ba ba-dum ba-dum (3x)



  • The Wiggles got the idea for this song at Macquarie University.
  • It was originally going to be a Cockroaches Song called Mr. Wiggles Back in Town. Then in 1991 the song was Changed to Get Ready to Wiggle with Lots of Changes to the Lyrics.
  • A clip of Murray from Big Red Car is shown during the TV Series theme version.
  • In TV Series 1, There are two opening titles featuring Captain Feathersword. One shows a clip from Murray's Shirt while another is done in chroma key. This is actually an unused title of the title as it's shown for a brief second.
  • The 1991 music video shows Murray playing the electric guitar, Anthony playing the drums, Phillip playing the trumpet, and Jeff playing the keyboard.
  • The 1993 version of the instrumental track is played over the opening and closing credits of the Wiggle Time 1993 video.
  • This song made a cameo appearance in the 1994 version of Yummy Yummy.
  • This song is part of the Let's Wiggle book.
  • The music that uses this song was originally written by John Field who were in The Cockroaches in the 80s.


Video Performances

Episode Performances

Album Tracks

Minor Appearance

Concert Appearance

See Also

Get Ready To Wiggle music video


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