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"Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car" is a song about the Big Red Car. First debuting on the Toot Toot! album and video in 1998, it's become one of The Wiggles' most iconic songs and has been performed for many generations with various lyric changes over the years.

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Lyrics

OG Wiggles (1998-2006, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2022)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Anthony is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Greg is doing the driving
Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Greg is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

Alternate Wiggles (2002, 2005, 2006-2011)

CHORUS
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Well, Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Yeah, Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

CHORUS

Jeff is fast asleep (Oh no!)
He's having a little rest
We better wake him up, so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

CHORUS

Now, Anthony is eating
He's got so much food (Uh-huh!)
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too!

CHORUS

Sam is doing the driving
Singing "Scooby doo ah"
Sam is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS (repeat)

Modern Wiggles (2013-2021)

CHORUS
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Simon's in the back seat
Singing la la la. Laaaaaaaaaaaa!
Simon's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

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Lachy's fast asleep
He's sleeping through this song
We better wake him up, so let's all
Wake Up Lachlan (Wake Up Lachy!)

CHORUS

Anthony is eating
He's eating so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too!

CHORUS

Emma is doing the driving
Singing "Scooby doo ah"
Emma is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS (repeat)

Current Wiggles (2022-present)

CHORUS
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Simon's in the back seat
He's singing (Opera, Laa!)
Simon's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS

Lachy's fast asleep
Though the road is rocky
We better wake him up, so let's all
Call out "Wake Up Lachy!"

CHORUS

Anthony is eating
He's eating so much food!
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too!

CHORUS

Tsehay is doing the driving
She's singing (Scooby-doo-ah!)
Tsehay is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS

CHORUS

Español (Bip, Bip, El Cochesote Rojo) (2006)

CHORUS
Bip, bip, grande rojo coche es
Iremos cerca y iremos lejos
Bip, bip, grande rojo coche es
Pasiando todo el día así

Francisco esta atràs
Tocando su guitarra
Francisco esta atràs
En el cochesote rojo

CHORUS

Katty esta duermiendo
Tomando una siesta
Ya es hora de despartar la
A hora grita "Despierta Katty"

CHORUS

Zoe esta comiendo
Tiene mucha comida
Comer manzanas y naranjas
Y ensalada de fruta también

CHORUS

Fernando esta manejando
Cantando "Scooby Doo Wah"
Fernando esta manejando
En el cochesote rojo

CHORUS (repeat)

臺灣人 (Big Red Car) (2003)

CHORUS
Toot Toot Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
這裡兜兜 那裡繞繞
Toot Toot Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
從早到晚 跑跑跑

Anni坐在後座
彈彈keyboard
Anni坐在後座
可愛Big Red Car

CHORUS

Danny香香睡
他做著甜甜美夢
我們把他搖搖
起大叫Wake up, Danny

CHORUS

Arthur快樂吃
嘴巴動不停
他吃著橘子 香蕉 蘋果
水果沙拉

CHORUS

Carlos快樂開車
他唱著scooby-doo-ah
Carlos快樂開車
可愛Big Red Car

CHORUS (repeat)

World Tour (With Morgan Crowley as the Blue Wiggle)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Morgan is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Greg is doing the driving
Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Greg is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

World Tour (With Morgan Crowley as the Yellow Wiggle)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Anthony is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Morgan is doing the driving
Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Morgan is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

Top of the Tots Live in Concert (With Ryan De Saulnier as the Red Wiggle)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Ryan's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Ryan's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Anthony is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Greg is doing the driving
Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Greg is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

Santa's Rockin'! Live in Concert (With Brett Clarke as the Blue Wiggle)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Brett is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Greg is doing the driving
Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Greg is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

The Wiggles

LIVE Hot Potatoes! (2005 tour) and Sailing Around the World Live! (With Brett Clarke as the Yellow Wiggle)

Chorus

Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Well, Murray's in the back seat
Playing his guitar
Yeah, Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

Chorus

Jeff is fast asleep (Oh no!)
He's having a little rest
We'd better wake him up so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

Chorus

Anthony is eating
He's got so much food
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too

Chorus

Brett is doing the driving Singing "scooby-doo-ah"
Brett is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

Chorus (repeat)

Wiggly Circus (With Simon Pryce under the nickname "Ringo" as the Red Wiggle)

CHORUS
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Well, Ringo's in the back seat
He's playing an air guitar
Yeah, Ringo's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

CHORUS

Jeff is fast asleep (Oh no!)
He's having a little rest
We better wake him up, so let's all
Call out "Wake up Jeff!"

CHORUS

Now, Anthony is eating
He's got so much food (Uh-huh!)
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too!

CHORUS

Sam is doing the driving
Singing "Scooby doo ah"
Sam is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS (repeat)

Ukulele Baby! Live in Concert! (With Brad Carroll as the Purple Wiggle)

CHORUS
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We'll travel near and we'll travel far
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
We're gonna ride the whole day long

Well, Murray's in the back seat
He's playing his guitar
Yeah, Murray's in the back seat
Of the Big Red Car

CHORUS

Brad is fast asleep (Oh no!)
He falls asleep just like Jeff
We better wake him up, so let's all
Call out "Wake up Brad!"

CHORUS

Now, Anthony is eating
He's got so much food (Uh-huh!)
He's eating apples and oranges
And fruit salad too!

CHORUS

Sam is doing the driving
Singing "Scooby doo ah"
Sam is doing the driving
Of the Big Red Car!

CHORUS (repeat)

Song Credits

Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page, published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd.

ReWiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles

© 2011 Oh Mercy
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Oh Mercy appear courtesy of Casadeldisco Records/EMI

Nursery Rhymes

Vocals: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Acoustic Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
Six-String Banjo: Anthony Field
Drums: Oliver Brian
Piano: Lachlan Gillespie

Trivia

  • In some OG performances
    • Murray's line is changed from "Playing his guitar" to "Rocking on his guitar".
    • Murray doesn't have his guitar when The Wiggles enter the stage in the vehicle.
  • The 1998 version also shows the Big Red Car flying at the end. This is similar to the ending of the 1978 film Grease.
  • The background in the 1999 version was later used for "Let's Go (We're Riding In The Big Red Car)".
  • This song is sometimes confused with the song "Big Red Car" as they're both songs about the Big Red Car. Certain Wiggles media (such as the TV Series 1 Collector's Box Set) refers to this song by the former's title.
  • The Sam Moran version of the song is played on the Big Red Car Interactive Game.
  • Despite being made during this time, the 1999 remake didn't air on television because it never appeared on any of the Series 2 episodes.
  • An instrumental track is played over the end credits of the Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles DVD.
  • In both versions of the Overture, the song plays in C major.
  • The song is played in the games Build the Big Red Car and The Great Big Red Car Maze.
  • On The Wiggles' YouTube channel, multiple variations of the song were uploaded.
    • The Nursery Rhymes version was uploaded on April 27th, 2017.
    • The Wiggle Around Australia version was uploaded on November 16th, 2017.
    • The 2013 version was uploaded on June 21st, 2018 during the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • The 1999 version was uploaded on March 9th, 2021 as a promotion for We're All Fruit Salad!: The Wiggles' Greatest Hits album.
  • This is one of Greg Page's favourite songs.
  • The "Scooby Doo Ah" line comes from The Wiggles Movie version of "Quack Quack".
  • The song is played on all of the Big Red Car Kiddie Rides.
  • A karaoke track can be heard in a Red Nose Day commercial from 1999.
  • The song was added to Sounds of Australia in 2016 for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance.
  • When this song was performed at 2020 reunion show for bushfire relief, the "Greg is doing the driving" verse was skipped.

Goofs

Performances/Appearances

Video Appearances

Album Appearances

Episode Appearances

The Wiggles (Season 1)

Let's Wiggle

The Wiggles (Season 2)

Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

The Wiggles Show! (season 1)

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

The Wiggles Show! (season 2)

11-minute versions
22-minute versions

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 1)

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 2)

Wiggle Town!

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle!

Wiggle Time!

The Wiggles' World!

Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (Season 3)

The Wiggles Show! (Latin America)

YouTube/TV Specials

Concert Appearances

Videos

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