leejohnson's current selection is:
Gimme Dat Ding
by The Pipkins
by The Pipkins
A big info grab from "Songfacts" this time:
Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood wrote this song ... for the children's television show "Oliver And The Overlord". 'The Pipkins' were not a real group - the song was recorded by producer Roger Greenaway and session singer Tony Burrows. For 'live' appearances, 'The Pipkins' were Davey Sands and Len Marshall. The song was used during the TV show "Ally McBeal" several times, when John Cage (played by Peter MacNicol) did his "Angry Dance".
Singer Tony Burrows told the story of the song to Mojo magazine in August 2010: "It was written for a children's TV programme called 'Oliver In The Underworld'. Freddie Garrity (of 'Freddie and the Dreamers') was the original artist, but it was the only song Freddie didn't do on the album - Roger Greenaway and I were booked to do backing vocals for the album, at Abbey Road. Basically we made [it] in the studio. It was a conversation between a metronome and a pianola - the metronome had lost its click, so it was originally called 'Gimme Dat Click'. But that wouldn't sing, so we changed it."
This song got on my nerves in the end, finally becoming one of the most annoying records of the whole Seventies decade (in my opinion anyway). Still, someone must have liked it, as it did reach No. 6 in the UK Singles chart in 1970, and even a No. 9 berth in the Billboard Hot 100 in America in the same year!
1970 - Columbia Records - United Kingdom - From the album of the same name.
Posted: 5th August 2019