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"The Monkey Dance" is a Wiggles song from the album: Yummy Yummy.

The song encourages kids to dance like three animals: a monkey, elephant, and tiger.

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10 The Monkey Dance

Song Lyrics

Yummy Yummy (album)

1. Do the monkey, do the monkey.
Monkey, monkey.
That's alright.

2. Do the elephant, do the elephant.
Do the elephant.
That's alright.

Chorus
Jump to the front and back.
Jump to the front and back.
Jump to the front and back.
That's alright.

3. Do the tiger, do the tiger.
Do the tiger.
That's alright.

Yummy Yummy (US album)

We're gonna do the monkey
Do the monkey
Monkey, monkey
That's alright

Do the elephant
Do the elephant
Do the elephant
That's alright

CHORUS
Jump to the front and back
Jump to the front and back
Jump to the front and back
That's alright.

Now do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)
Do the tiger, (Rawwwr!)
Tiger, tiger, (Rawwwr!)
That's alright.

CHORUS

We're gonna do the monkey.
Do the monkey.
Do the elephant.
The tiger, tiger.

Furry Tales (album)

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!)

Song Credits

Written and composed by John Field, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Greg Page. Initially published by EMI Music, later Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd.

Trivia

  • This song was adapted from a Cockroaches song called Do The Monkey.
  • In Santa's Rockin'! Live in Concert, Greg is shown playing Murray's red guitar.
  • Do The Monkey was the second animal-based song to be performed in a video.
  • 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, in addition to performing it live in The Wiggles Australia Day Concert Special.
  • This is one of Greg's favorite songs.
  • In the 1994 and 1998 versions, Jeff does monkey and tiger sounds and Greg does an elephant sound. In the 2013 version, Emma does monkey and elephant sounds and Lachy does a tiger sound.
  • On Xuxa's album and video "Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos", the Brazilian version is called Dança Do Macaco.
  • On 4 Song CD, the song is titled as "Monkey Dance".
  • For the Spanish version, the song is titled as "El baile da chango".
  • The English version plays in A while the Brazilian version plays in F Sharp.
  • Though originally one of the most popular songs at concerts and in videos from 1994-2013, it has since fell out of the rotation of greatest hits in favor of songs from the new generation's catalogue. 
  • In both versions of Yummy Yummy, a different Wiggle introduced this song, in the 1998 version, Anthony introduced the song, whereas in the 1994 version, Greg introduced the song.
  • This song was nominated for Children's Composition of the Year at the 1994 APRA Awards, losing to Hot Potato.

Goofs

  • In the 2002 clip, Anthony's drum set moves a little bit.
  • During the end of the song as the 1998 re-recording version, Greg says the last line "the tiger, tiger" but the "roar" sound is muted until it finishes.

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