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"Hot Potato" was the first track off of Yummy Yummy, and is the Wiggles' song that just about anyone can name off the top of their heads.

It was originally written by John William Field, when he thought of it on the spot during The Wiggles' busking years. The song was originally called "Hot Tamales", but it was re-written as "Hot Potato" once it got a studio release.

This song (especially the 1998 recording) has become the most popular Wiggles' song. It has been performed at just about every Wiggles' concert known, and it's the song that people mostly associate The Wiggles with.

Song Credits

1994 Version

1997/1998 Version

Lyrick Studios Trailer Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Arrangement: Joe Phillips
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Lyrick Studios
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

Karaoke Songs 1 Version

Play Piano with The Wiggles Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

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

Guitar-aoke September 2016 Cover

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page Dillon Mee-Lee
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: YouTube

2017 Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Producers: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tune
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Musicians

Yummy Yummy 1994 Version

Wiggledance! Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Bass/Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Piano - Jeff Fatt

The Wiggles Movie Version

Yummy Yummy 1998 Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Paul Paddick, Greg Truman
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass/Guitars - Murray Cook
  • Piano - Jeff Fatt

1998 Live Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Paul Paddick, Greg Truman
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass/Guitars - Murray Cook
  • Keyboards: Jeff Fatt

Taiwanese Version

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

Karaoke Songs 1 Version

  • Backing Vocals: Murray Cook, Greg Truman
  • Drums: Tony Henry
  • Bass and Guitars: Murray Cook
  • Piano: Jeff Fatt

Play Piano with The Wiggles Version

Wiggledancing! Live in Concert Version

  • Lead Vocals - Sam Moran
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Paul Paddick, Greg Truman
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass and Guitars: Murray Cook
  • Piano - Jeff Fatt

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party Version

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Lead Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Strings: 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, Matthew Tomkins, Monica Curro, Isin Cakmakcioglu, Francesca Hiew, Rachel Homburg, Christine Johnson, Isy Wasserman, Philippa West, Patrick Wong and Roger Young, Lauren Brigden, Katharine Brockman, Christopher Cartlidge, Ceridwen Davies, Gabrielle Halloran, Trevor Jones, Simon Oswell and Caleb Wright, Nicholas Bochner, Miranda Brockman, Rohan de Korte, Keith Johnson, Sarah Morse, Angela Sargeant and Michelle Wood, Sylvia Hosking, Rohan Dasika, Benjamin Hanlon, Suzanne Lee and Stephen Newton
  • Brass: Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne, Brett Kelly, Kenneth McClimont, Kieran Conrau and Mike Szabo
  • Percussion: Robert Clarke, John Arcaro and Robert Cossom
  • Piano: Louisa Breen

Guitar-aoke September 2016 Cover

  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Paul Paddick, Greg Truman
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Bass/Acoustic Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Dillon Hunt
  • Piano - Jeff Fatt

2017 Version

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

Nursery Rhymes Version=

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

1998 transcript

Greg: Hello Everybody, We're The Wiggles

Greg: I'm Greg

Murray: I'm Murray

Anthony: I'm Anthony

Jeff: And I'm Jeff

Jeff: And this is our friend Paul The Cook

Paul: Hello Everybody

Murray: What have you got here Paul

Paul: Well I've got some Cold Spaghetti

Anthony: Cold Spaghetti all WIggly Spaghetti

Paul: And I've got some Mashed Banana

Greg: Oh Ooey Gooey Squishy Squashy Mashed Banana

Paul: And I've got some Hot Potatoes

Murray: Oh Oh Hot Hot

Greg: Well let's sing a song all about Hot Potatoes, Cold Spaghetti and Mashed Banana

Greg: Keep an eye out for Captain Feathersword The Friendly Pirate he loves eating everybody else's food

Listen

01 Hot Potato

Song Lyrics

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

Hot Potato, Hot Potato, Potato, Potato, Potato, Potato

Cold Spaghetti, Cold Spaghetti (cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)

Cold Spaghetti, Cold Spaghetti (cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)

Cold Spaghetti, Cold Spaghetti (spaghetti) Spaghetti (spaghetti) Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti

(Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy) (Gimme that, Gimme that, Gimme that food!)

(Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy) (Gimme that, Gimme that!)

Mashed Banana, Mashed Banana (mashed banana, mashed banana)

Mashed Banana, Mashed Banana (mashed banana, mashed banana)

Mashed Banana, Mashed Banana (banana) Banana (banana) Banana, Banana, Banana

(Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy) (Gimme that, Gimme that, Gimme that food!)

(Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy Whoo wiggy-wiggy-wiggy) (Gimme that, Gimme that!)

Hot Potato, Hot Potato, (hot potato, hot potato)

Hot Potato, Hot Potato (hot potato, hot potato)

Hot Potato, Hot Potato (potato) Potato (potato) Potato, Potato, Potato

Whoo!

Gallery

Trivia

  • In late 1996, The Wiggles put in a different instrumental track for the song.
  • In 1998 concerts from February to September, Captain Feathersword tickles the Wiggles during the chorus and third verse.
  • The Taiwanese version is called Sweet Corn because potatoes are not eaten as commonly in Taiwan.
  • Most instrumental versions such as the one on Play Piano with The Wiggles sound the same as the one in the 1994 version. Musical director from "Barney the Dinosaur" Joe Phillips did the music for the US trailer of The Wiggles.
  • During the rewriting of Hot Tamale being changed to Hot Potato. they changed the word Tamale to Potato then It's a song about Hot Potato then not about Hot Tamales. so after the rewriting with the lyrics, they adapted & arranged the music from a Cockroaches Song called Hot Tamale, which was written by Anthony's brother John.
  • This song is included in the Just Dance Kids video game by Ubisoft, which was released on November 9, 2010.

Appearances

Video Performances

Episode Appearances

Album Appearances

Medley Performances

Video

Guitar-aoke - Hot Potato01:21

Guitar-aoke - Hot Potato

Guitar-aoke cover

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