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"The Monkey Dance" is a song performed by The Wiggles since their video in 1994, Yummy Yummy. The song encourages kids to dance like a monkey, elephant, and tiger.

Song Credits

1994 Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field, Greg Page
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Adaptation Percussion: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Publisher: EMI Music
  • Copyright: Control

1998 Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Publisher: EMI Music/Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, Dominic Lindsay
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

2006 Karaoke Version

  • Music and Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

DJ Party Jr Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Arrangement: DJ Party Jr
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Adaptation: DJ Party Jr
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Celebration! Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Music Arrangement: Anthony Field
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Music Arrangement: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Lyrics Arrangement: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Music Adaptation: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes
  • Copyright: Universal Music Group

Musicians

1994 Version

  • Lead Vocals: Greg Page
  • Tiger Sound - Anthony Field
  • Elephant Sound: Greg Page
  • Monkey Sound - Jeff Fatt
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Acoustic Guitar - Peter Mackie
  • Drums/Percussion - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt

1998 Version

  • Lead Vocals: Greg Page
  • Tiger Sound - Anthony Field
  • Elephant Sound: Greg Page
  • Monkey Sound - Jeff Fatt
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Terry Murray
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

The Wiggly Big Show Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Additional Vocals - Greg Page
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Terry Murray
  • Acoustic Guitar - Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

Taiwanese Version

  • Lead Vocals: Danny Shao
  • Backing Vocals - Anni Hsu
  • Monkey Sound: Danny Shao
  • Elephant Sound - Carlos Chang
  • Tiger Sound - James Arthur Chen
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - John Field
  • Acoustic Guitar - Anthony Field
  • Piano/Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

2006 Karaoke Version

  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Terry Murray
  • Acoustic Guitar- Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

Celebration! Version

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party Version

  • Vocals: James Arthur Chen
  • Tiger Sound - Anthony Field
  • Elephant Sound: Greg Page
  • Monkey Sound - Jeff Fatt
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Electric Guitar - Terry Murray
  • Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

2013 Version

  • Lead Vocals Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Monkey Sound - Emma Watkins
  • Elephant Sound - Simon Pryce
  • Tiger Sound - Anthony Field
  • Electric Guitar - Terry Murray
  • Acoustic Guitar - Anthony Field
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Trumpet - Dominic Lindsay

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Vocals - Andrew Koblar, Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • First Violins - 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
  • Second Violins - Matthew Tomkins, Monica Curro, Isin Cakmakcioglu, Francesca Hiew, Rachel Homburg, Christine Johnson, Isy Wasserman, Philippa West, Patrick Wong and Roger Young
  • Violas - Lauren Brigden, Katharine Brockman, Christopher Cartlidge, Ceridwen Davies, Gabrielle Halloran, Trevor Jones, Simon Oswell and Caleb Wright
  • Cellos - Nicholas Bochner, Miranda Brockman, Rohan de Korte, Keith Johnson, Sarah Morse, Angela Sargeant and Michelle Wood
  • Double Basses - Sylvia Hosking, Rohan Dasika, Benjamin Hanlon, Suzanne Lee and Stephen Newton
  • Horns - Geoff Lierse, Saul Lewis, Abbey Edlin, Trinette McClimont and Rachel Shaw
  • Trumpets - Shane Hooton, Callum G'Froerer and Julie Payne
  • Trombones - Brett Kelly, Kenneth McClimont, Kieran Conrau and Mike Szabo
  • Tuba - Timothy Buzbee
  • Percussion - Robert Clarke, John Arcaro and Robert Cossom
  • Piano/Celeste - Louisa Breen and Amir Farid

25th Anniversary Reunion Show Version

  • Lead Vocals - Greg Page
  • Bass - Alex Keller
  • Guitar - Murray Cook
  • Drums - Jae Nelson
  • Keyboards - Lachlan Gillespie

Listen

10 The Monkey Dance

Song Lyrics and Transcript

Greg: What are you doing, Jeff?

Jeff: I dreamed I was a monkey.

Greg: A monkey?!?

(Jeff makes a monkey sound.)

Greg: Here's some of our favorite animals. Let's move like them. Here we go.

We're gonna do the monkey. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Do the monkey, (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Monkey, monkey, (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

That's alright.

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

That's alright.

We're gonna jump to the front and back. (Go monkey)

Jump to the front and back (go monkey)

Jump to the front and back. 

That's alright.

Now do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

do the tiger. (Rawwwr!)

Tiger, tiger, (Rawwwr!)

that's alright.

We're gonna jump to the front and back. (Go monkey)

Jump to the front and back. (Go monkey)

Jump to the front and back. 

That's alright.

Now do the monkey, do the monkey.

Do the elephant

the tiger, tiger.

Trivia

  • This song was adapted from a Cockroaches song called Do The Monkey.
  • Do The Monkey was second animal song to be performed.
  • This song is included in the Just Dance Kids video game by Ubisoft, which was released on November 9, 2010.

Video Performances

Episode Performances

Album Appearance

Gallery

Video

The Monkey Dance - Yummy Yummy02:18

The Monkey Dance - Yummy Yummy

The original music video of "The Monkey Dance" from Yummy Yummy.

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