FANDOM

.
5,361 Pages

MonkeyMan!-2008Live

The Wiggles in concert singing Monkey Man (2008)

MonkeyMan

The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Kylie Minogue and Monkey Man dancing

Monkey Man is a song written by the reggae band Toots & The Maytals and later covered by The Specials. This song was performed by The Wiggles and featured on The Wiggles Go Bananas!. It guest stars Kylie Minogue, a famous ARIA Award Inductee Australian singer. All the profits of this song went to UNICEF Australia, which The Wiggles and Kylie Minogue are both ambassadors for.

This song was rehearsed in late 2008 for "The Wiggles' Big Big Show!".

Song Credits

2008 Version

2009 Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Frederick Hibbert
  • Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Sam Moran, Kylie Minogue
  • Producer and Musical Arrangements: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Hot Potato Studios
  • Publisher: Universal Music Group

2017 Version

Musicians

2008 Version

2009 Version

  • Vocals - Sam Moran, Kylie Minogue
  • Manzillas/Backing Vocals - Paul Paddick, Simon Pryce
  • Electric and Bass Guitar: Murray Cook
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums/Percussion - Steve Pace

2017 Version

  • Vocals - Antonio Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Kylie Minogue, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Backing Vocals - Paul Paddick, Emma Watkins
  • Electric Guitar - Anthony Field
  • Bass Guitar - Alex Keller
  • Keyboard and Piano - Lachlan Gillespie
  • Banjo - Anthony Field
  • Drums - Steve Pace
  • Steel Drum - Lachlan Gillespie
  • Drum Programming - Alex Keller

Song Lyrics

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

I never saw you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man
I never saw you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man

It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man
It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me
Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

I was on my way to Banbury Cross,
Then I see a monkey upon a white horse
With rings on he fingers, bells on him toes
Sing a little song, wherever he be
'Cos he's a monkey, 'cos he's a monkey
'Cos he's a weedy little monkey man

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

Single

MonkeyMan!-Poster

Single cover

"Monkey Man" was likely released in 2009 to promote the full album. Not much about this rare single is known, such as any possible bonus songs or how it was sold (physical CD, iTunes exclusive, etc.) All profit made from the single will go to UNICEF, in which The Wiggles & Kylie Minogue are both goodwill ambassadors for.

Trivia

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.