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HotPotato
"Hot Potato" is a song from Yummy Yummy.

It was originally written by John Field during the busking years of The Wiggles. The song was originally called "Hot Tamale" in 1991, but it was re-written as "Hot Potato" once it got an official studio release.

This song has been performed at almost every Wiggles concert known since its creation, and has been one of the most recognizable and iconic Wiggles songs since the 90s.

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Song Lyrics

Hot potato, hot potato
Hot potato, hot potato
Hot potato, hot potato, Potato, Potato, potato, potato

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti)
Spaghetti (Spaghetti), Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Chorus
Ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy, ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food
Ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy, ooh, jiggy, jiggy, jiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)
Banana (Banana), Banana, (banana), banana, banana, banana

Chorus

Hot potato, hot potato
Hot potato, hot potato
Hot potato, hot potato
Potato
Potato, potato, potato

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti)
Spaghetti (Spaghetti)
Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Chorus
Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food
Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)
Banana (Banana)
Banana, banana, banana

CHORUS

Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Potato)
Potato (Potato)
Potato, potato, potato
Whoo!

Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Potato)
Potato (Potato)
Potato, potato, potato

Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti)
Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti (Spaghetti)
Spaghetti (Spaghetti)
Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Ah, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food
Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that

Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Mashed banana, mashed banana)
Mashed banana, mashed banana (Banana)
Banana (Banana)
Banana, banana, banana

Ah, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that, gimmie that food
Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy, wow wiggy wiggy wiggy
Gimmie that, gimmie that

Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Potato)
Potato (Potato)
Potato, potato, potato
Whoo!

Song Credits

M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field G. Page, J. Field

(EMI Music)
Produced by M. Cook, J. Fatt, A. Field and G. Page
Engineered by Steve Pomfrett
Recorded at Tracking Station Studios 1994.
M. Cook: bass guitar, vocal • A. Field: vocal
J. Fatt: piano, vocal • G. Page: vocal

(EMI/Wiggly Tunes)
Vocals: Anthony, Sofia and Leonardo Silvestrini
Recorded by Chris Brooks
Mixed by Chris Brooks, Anthony McKenzie and Phil Judd
Assistant Engineer - Matt "Baron Von" Acland
Guitars - Murray Cook
Bass - Murray Cook
All Other Keyboards - Jeff Fatt
Drums - Tony Henry

Wiggly Tunes Pty Limited
Vocals: Greg Page
Backing Vocals: The Wiggles
Guitars: Murray Cook
Drums: Tony Henry
Recorded and Mixed in Sydney, Australia by Chris Brooks
Produced by The Wiggles
Mastered by Don Bartley, Studios 301, Sydney, Australia

Produced By: Anthony Field
Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles, Dominic Lindsay
Vocals: Greg Page
Backing Vocals: The Wiggles, Craig Abercrombie, Sam Moran, Greg Truman
Guitars: Murray Cook, Rex Goh
Bass: John O'Grady
Keyboards: Tony Gardner
Brass: Dominic Lindsay
Drums: Tony Henry
Recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre by Robin Gist. Mixed and mastered at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney, Australia by Robin Gist

Music Produced By: Anthony Field
Musical Arrangements: The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay
Recorded by Alex Keller
Mixed by Craig Abercrombie

Music Arrangements by The Wiggles and Dominic Lindsay
Transcriptions by Tony Celiberti (Scarlet Music)
CD Backing track by Sean Peter (Autopilot Productions)

Manzillas / Backing Vocals: Paul Paddick
Musicians: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt
Music Produced By: Anthony Field
Recorded by Alex Keller
Mastered by Don Bartley
Vocals: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Sam Moran

Captain Feathersword Vocals: Paul Paddick
Dorothy the Dinosaur Vocals: Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy
Additional Vocals: James Arthur Chen, Paul Paddick, Chloe Zuel
Music Produced by Anthony Field
Music Mixed by Ben Hardie, Alex Keller
Music Mastered by Don Bartley
Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney

Music Produced by Anthony Field
Orchestrations by Joseph Twist
The Wiggles Recorded at Hot Potato Studios
Orchestra Recorded at Iwaki Auditorium, ABC, Southbank, Melbourne
The Wiggles Recorded by Alex Keller
Orchestral Recording Engineered by Nicholas Miernich & Tim Symonds
Orchestral Recording Mixed by Christo Curtis
Album Mixed and Mastered by Virginia Read
Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Andrew Koblar, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
Drums: Jackie Barnes
Music Produced By Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie
Music Recorded at Hot Potato Studios, Sydney
Music Recorded by Alex Keller
Music Mixed by Alex Keller
Music Mastered by Don Bartley

Trivia

  • In late 1996, The Wiggles put in a different instrumental track for the song.
  • The Taiwanese version is called Sweet Corn because potatoes are not eaten as commonly in Taiwan.
  • The song was written on the spot by John Field when he and the four Wiggles would busk in the early days. The song was intended as a response to the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' Rag Doll, and was originally called Hot Tamale. According to Murray, the Wiggles believed that many children would not know what a tamale is, so they changed it to the more universal Hot Potato.
  • Most instrumental versions such as the one on Play Piano with... The Wiggles sound the same as the one in the 1994 version. Musical director from Barney and Friends, Joseph Phillips did the music for the US trailer of The Wiggles.
  • On The Wiggles' YouTube Page, the Nursery Rhymes version was uploaded on June 1st 2017 and the Meet the Orchestra version was uploaded on March 22nd 2018.
  • The "Whoo!" at the very end wasn't added until 1996.
  • The 1994 version is played on the Big Red Car Kiddie Ride.
  • Jeff Fatt is uncredited for playing the keyboards in the 1998 version.
  • Paul Paddick is not credited for the backing vocals ("Wow wiggy wiggy wiggy" and "Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that food") in some versions.
  • The song won at the APRA awards.
  • This is the first song to be engineered by Tony Douglass.

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