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The Wiggles dressing up as The Beatles

The Shimmie Shake! is a song from the You Make Me Feel Like Dancing video and album. It later appeared in the Taking Off! video and album.

Lyrics

Ooh ooh,

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, ooh ooh

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, ooh ooh.

Shimmie Shake.

Let's all do the Shimmie Shake.

Shaking all way down low,

Shaking all high.

[Chorus]

Shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie shimmie,

Shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie shimmie.

Hear the drumbeat, hear the guitar,

When you dance this way, you do the Shimmie Shake.

Ooh ooh,

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, ooh ooh

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, ooh ooh

I can shake, I can do the Shimmie Shake.

I can shake way down low; I can shake high.

[Chorus]

Let's all shake (we can shake),

Let's all move our arms about (do the Shimmie shake).

Really move our arms around.

Shimmie shake shake.

[Chorus]

Twist and shake,

let's all take a twisting break.

Really take a twisting break.

We're twisting wide!

[Chorus]

(Ooh ooh)

(Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, ooh ooh) Repeats 8x while bottom part is performed simultaneously.

Oh yeah, the Shimmie Shimmie Shake.

Oh yeah, the Shimmie Shake

Oooohhh, The Shimmie Shake.

Come on, let's all do the Shimmie,

Shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie, shimmie shake.

Oh yeah, the Shimmie shimmie shake.

Come on and do the Shimmie Shake.

Song Credits

John Field, Paul Field (Wiggly Tunes Pty. Ltd.)

Dance Dance!

Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Drums: Jackie Barnes
Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
Electric Guitar: Oliver Brian
Organ: Lachlan Gillespie

Trivia

  • The 2008 album version has a longer fade-out.
  • In a 2013 live version, Greg Page, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt make cameos, playing the bass, guitar, and keyboard respectively.
  • The 2008 version of the instrumental track for this song is played over the opening and closing credits of the You Make Me Feel Like Dancing DVD, the closing credits of the Big Birthday DVD and the photo gallery of the Dorothy the Dinosaur's Wonderful World! DVD.
  • The 2008 version plays in D whereas the current version since 2012 plays in C.
  • On June 3rd 2018, the Dance Dance! version was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube Page. Luca Brasi's cover of this song was uploaded on March 13, 2022.
  • The 2008 video of the song is a reference to The Beatles’ famous February 7, 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Paul Paddick appears in the introduction as a Sullivan-esque host and mentions Topo Gigio, a frequent guest on the show. He also mentions Borce Damcevski, long-time cinematographer for The Wiggles.

Performances/Appearances

Video Performances

Album Appearances

Episode Performances

Wiggle and Learn

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 1)

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 2)

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle!

TV Specials

Videos

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