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This song, when you first hear it, sounds terrible. Some groggily-voiced “Fred Sanford” type on lead vocals, and some corny choruses sung to a Benny Hill-used theme. But upon further listening, you get to enjoy the rolling piano solos, and soon enough, the groggily-voiced Fred Sanford type on lead vocals is amazing, as he finally gets into the final chorus to end the song (that’s right). A masterpiece by The Pipkins (song was written by Albert Hammond – the same person who wrote “It Never Rains in Southern California” and “The Air That I Breathe”).

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This is probably the "weirdest" song to ever crack the Top 10 (which it did in 1970, reaching #9).
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Your link is useless.

That song is pretty annoying.
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Gimme Dat Ding (song)
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"Gimme Dat Ding" is a 1970 popular song sung by "one-hit wonder" The Pipkins, written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Released as a single, it is the title track of an album by The Pipkins on Capitol Records, the song also appeared on a split album of the same name, which The Pipkins shared with another up and coming group, The Sweet.

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"Gimme Dat Ding" lyrics is a call-and-response duet between a deep, gravelly voice and a high tenor. (The voices are said to represent a piano and a metronome. The gravelly voice is also thought to be an imitation of a "dirty old man" character (who went by the descriptive name of "Tyrone F. Horneigh") played on a recurring basis by comedian Arte Johnson on the old NBC-TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) or talked like Popeye the Sailor Man or Wolfman Jack. "Gimme Dat Ding" was originally written for the musical "Oliver in the Overworld" by Hammond and Hazlewood. It became the title song for the English children's television series Oliver in the Overworld, but would become most famous for its use (as an instrumental) in silent sketches on The Benny Hill Show throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The song was also used (as Gimme Dat Ring) by Coca Cola to advertise their new Ring Pull Cans in the early 1970s. The song reached #7 in Canada.

In March 2007, a cover version of "Gimme Dat Ding" received much publicity in Australia when the National Australia Bank used the track as background to its television advertisement for the Australian Rules Football Auskick program for junior footballers. The television advertisement is known as "Kick to Kick" and is available for viewing online It has also featured in the Nineties TV drama Ally McBeal.

A live version of "Gimme Dat Ding" (3:38), performed at the Fremont Town Hall, appears on the album Shaggs' Own Thing by The Shaggs (Dorothy, Helen, and Betty Wiggin).

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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
That song is pretty annoying.
Then I guess you wouldn't appreciate The Green Door by Jim Lowe

same kind of boogie-woogie piano riffs. Great tune, once you get used to the yokel vocal.
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Re: The "GIMME DAT DING" Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Your link is useless.

That song is pretty annoying.
I love it. It's in my big random playlist on my iPod.
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OP make it easier for ppl to enjoy your music.

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Why, when I got you to do it?

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