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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

1998 Version

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics and Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Musical Arrangement: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Robin Gist
  • Recording Location: Sydney Entertainment Centre
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Celebration! Version

  • Music: John Field
  • Lyrics and Arrangement: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

  • Original Music: John Field
  • Lyrics: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Arrangement: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Producer: Anthony Field
  • Engineer and Mixer: Alex Keller
  • Recording Location: Iwaki Auditorium
  • Publisher: Wiggly Tunes

Musicians

1994 Version

  • Vocal: Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals: Greg Page, Jeff Fatt (animal sounds)
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Drums/Percussion: Tony Henry
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt

1998 Version

  • Vocals: Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals: Murray Cook
  • Bass: Murray Cook
  • Guitars: Anthony Field, Terry Murray
  • Drums: Tony Henry
  • Trumpet: Dominic Lindsay

The Wiggly Big Show Version

  • Vocals - Greg Page
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Guitars: Anthony Field, Terry Murray
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Brass: Dominic Lindsay

Live Hot Potatoes! Version

Celebration! Version

Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party Version

  • Vocals: James Arthur Chen
  • Backing Vocals - Murray Cook
  • Bass - Murray Cook
  • Guitars: Anthony Field, Terry Murray
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ: Jeff Fatt
  • Brass: Dominic Lindsay

2013 Version

  • Vocals - Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals - Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
  • Animal Sounds - Anthony Field, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
  • Guitars: Anthony Field, Terry Murray
  • Drums - Tony Henry
  • Organ - Jeff Fatt
  • Brass: Dominic Lindsay

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra Version

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

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 monster)

Jump to the front and back (go monster)

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.

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