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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

Yummy Yummy (1994)

Yummy Yummy (1998)

Live Hot Potatoes!

Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page, John Field (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Music Produced by: Anthony Field
  • Special Thanks: Don Bartley, Chris Brooks, Tony Henry, Terry Murray, Dominic Lindsay

Celebration!

Furry Tales

  • Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, John Field, Greg Page (Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd)
  • Music Produced by Anthony Field
  • Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
  • Recorded by Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
  • Mixed by Alex Keller
  • Mastered by Don Bartley
  • Vocals: Simon Pryce
  • Backing Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins
  • Musicians: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Dominic Lindsay

The Wiggles Meet the Orchestra!

Listen

1994 Recording

10 The Monkey Dance

1998 Re-recording

The-Monkey-Dance-1998

Song Lyrics

1994

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

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

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

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

That's alright. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah-ah!)

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant, (Brrrrrr!)

That's alright. (Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

That's alright. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Now do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Tiger, tiger, (Rawwwr!)

that's alright.

Jump to the front and back (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Jump to the front and back (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Jump to the front and back (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

That's alright.

Now do the monkey. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

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

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

That's alright. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

The tiger, tiger. (Rawwwr!)

The tiger, tiger. (Rawwwr!)

Do the monkey.

1998

Greg: 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!)

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

That's alright.

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

We're gonna jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

That's alright.

Now do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Tiger, tiger, (Rawwwr!)

that's alright.

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

That's alright.

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!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

The tiger, tiger.

2013

Wiggles: Do the monkey. (Ooh-ooh-ah-ah, ooh-ooh-ah-ah!)

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

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

That's alright.

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

That's alright.

Do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)

Tiger, tiger, (Rawwwr!)

that's alright.

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

Jump to the front and back. (Go, monkey)

That's alright.

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

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

Do the elephant. (Brrrrrr!)

The tiger, tiger. (Rawwwr!)

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.
  • This is one of a few songs where Greg plays the guitar.
  • On the Sing Along Songbook,Wiggly Jukebox,Play-Along Xylophone and Wiggling Idol! books, John Field's name was removed from the song credits.
  • The Sam Moran version of the song is played on the game Dance to the Wiggly Radio.
  • This is one of Greg's favorite songs.

Video Performances

Episode Performances

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