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"Hot Potato" was the first track off of Yummy Yummy.

It was originally written by John William Field during The Wiggles' busking years. 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 just about every Wiggles concert known, and it's the song that people mostly associate The Wiggles with.

Song Credits

Yummy Yummy (1994)

The Wiggles Movie Soundtrack (Little Wiggles version)

Yummy Yummy (1998)

  • Written by: M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field, G. Page
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes
  • Lead 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

  • Written by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Published by: Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd
  • Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field
  • Audio Post Production: Craig Abercrombie
  • Front of House Engineer: Alex Keller

Play Piano with... The Wiggles (sheet music)

  • Written by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Published by Wiggly Tunes
  • Music Arrangements by: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay

Play Piano with... The Wiggles (audio)

  • Written by: John Field
  • Published by Wiggly Tunes
  • Arranged by: Tony Celiberti
  • Music Arrangements by: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay

Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles

  • Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Produced by Anthony Field
  • Special Thanks to: Don Bartley, Chris Brooks, Tony Henry.

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra!

Wiggle Around Australia

Nursery Rhymes (video)

  • Written by: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field, Greg Page
  • Published by: 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 and Mixed by: Alex Keller
  • Music Recorded at: Hot Potato Studios, Sydney

Listen

01 Hot Potato

Song Lyrics

1994

Greg: Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Potato

Potato, potato, potato

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Wiggles: Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)

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

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti

Spaghetti (Spaghetti)

Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

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

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Wiggles: Mashed banana, mashed banana)

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

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)

Banana (Banana)

Banana, banana, banana

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

Greg: Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Potato

Potato, potato, potato

1998

Greg: Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Hot potato, hot potato

Potato

Potato, potato, potato

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Wiggles: Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)

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

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti

Spaghetti (Spaghetti)

Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Paul Paddick: 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

Greg: Mashed banana, mashed banana (Wiggles: Mashed banana, mashed banana)

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

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)

Banana (Banana)

Banana, banana, banana

Paul Paddick: 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

Greg: Hot potato, hot potato (Wiggles: Hot potato, hot potato)

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

Hot potato, hot potato (Potato)

Potato (Potato)

Potato, potato, potato

Whoo!

2013

Lachy: Hot potato, hot potato (Wiggles: 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 (Wiggles: Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)

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

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti

Spaghetti (Spaghetti)

Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Wiggles: 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

Lachy:' Mashed banana, mashed banana (Wiggles: Mashed banana, mashed banana)

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

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)

Banana (Banana)

Banana, banana, banana

Wiggles: 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

Lachy: Hot potato, hot potato (Wiggles: Hot potato, hot potato)

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

Hot potato, hot potato (Potato)

Potato (Potato)

Potato, potato, potato

Wiggles: Whoo!

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.
  • 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. Other verses cold spaghetti and mashed banana followed.
  • 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 instrumental track is played over the credits of the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles 2010 DVD.
  • The 2013 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 Hot Potato 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.

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