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"Hot Potato" is the first track from Yummy Yummy.

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

This song has been performed at almost every Wiggles concert known since its creation, and is one of the most recognizable and iconic Wiggles songs.

Song Credits

Yummy Yummy (1994)

  • Written by J. Field, M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field and G. Page (EMI Music)
  • Produced by M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field and G. Page
  • Engineered by Tony Douglass and Steve Pomfrett
  • Recorded at Tracking Station Studios 1994.
  • M. Cook: bass guitar, vocal • A. Field: vocal
    J. Fatt: piano, vocal • G. Page: vocal

Yummy Yummy (1999 album)

  • Music and Lyrics by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt,
    Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Vocals:
    Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals:
    The Wiggles
  • Guitars:
    Murray Cook
  • Drums:
    Tony Henry
  • Recorded and Mixed in Sydney, Australia by
    Chris Brooks
  • Produced by
    The Wiggles
  • Mastered by
    Don Bartley, Studio 301, Sydney, Australia

LIVE Hot Potatoes!

Wiggledancing! Live in Concert

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Music Produced By: Anthony Field
  • Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay
  • Recorded by Alex Keller
  • Mixed by Craig Abercrombie

Play Piano with... The Wiggles

  • Music Arrangements by The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay
  • Transcriptions by Tony Celiberti (Scarlet Music)
  • CD Backing track by Sean Peter (Autopilot Productions)
  • Words & Music by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page and John Field
  • © 1994 Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd

Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Music Produced by Anthony Field

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Traveling Show!

ReWiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles

  • (Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page,
    John Field - Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd.)
  • © 2011 The Living End
  • Recorded at Red Door Sounds, Collingwood, Melbourne
  • The Living End appear courtesy of Dew Process Recordings

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party!

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Music Produced by:
    Anthony Field
  • Music Mixed by
    Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
  • Music Mastered by
    Don Bartley
  • Captain Feathersword Vocals:
    Paul Paddick
  • Dorothy the Dinosaur Vocals:
    Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy
  • Additional Vocals: James Arthur Chen,
    Paul Paddick, Chloe Zuel

The Wiggles Meet The Orchestra!

Wiggle Around Australia

Nursery Rhymes (video)

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field, Greg Page
    (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
  • Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drums: Jackie Barnes
  • Music Produced By Anthony Field & Lachlan Gillespie
  • Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
  • Music Recorded & Mixed by Alex Keller

Listen

01 Hot Potato

Song Lyrics

Yummy Yummy (album)

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

Chorus
Ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy, ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food
Ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy, ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food

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, banana, banana

Chorus

Yummy Yummy (US album)

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

Chorus
Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food

Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie 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

CHORUS

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!

The Best of The Wiggles

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

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

Ah, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food

Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie 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

Ah, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food

Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy

Gimmie that, gimmie 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!

Trivia

  • In late 1996, The Wiggles put in a different instrumental track for the song.
  • The Taiwanese version is called Sweet Corn because potatoes are not eaten as commonly in Taiwan.
  • The song was written on the spot by John Field when he and the four Wiggles would busk in the early days. The song was intended as a response to the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' Rag Doll, and was originally called Hot Tamale. According to Murray, the Wiggles believed that many children would not know what a tamale is, so they changed it to the more universal Hot Potato.
  • This song is included in the Just Dance Kids video game by Ubisoft, which was released on November 9, 2010.
  • The music that uses this song was originally written by John Field who was in The Cockroaches in the 80s.
  • An karaoke track is played over the credits of the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles DVD.
  • The Wigglemania version of the song is played on the game Dance to the Wiggly Radio.
  • On The Wiggles' YouTube channel, the Nursery Rhymes version was uploaded on June 1st 2017, the Wiggle Around Australia version of both this song and Fruit Salad were uploaded on August 3rd 2017, and the Meet the Orchestra version was uploaded on March 22nd 2018.
  • The "Whoo!" at the very end wasn't added until 1996.
  • The 1994 version is played on the Big Red Car Kiddie Ride.
  • Jeff Fatt is uncredited for playing the keyboards in the 1998 version.
  • On Xuxa's album and video "Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos", the Brazilian version is called Batatinha Bem Quentinha.

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