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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.

Origins

After listening to the Cockroaches' song Do the Monkey, the Wiggles inspired an idea to do their own version of the Monkey Dance. The three animals that involve with their dance are a monkey, an elephant, and a tiger.

Song Credits

1994 Version

1998 Version

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

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

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

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics & Original Idea: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Arrangement: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Musicians

1994 Version

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

1998 Version

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

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

Celebration! Version

2013 Version

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

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.

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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