Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini

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She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
One, two, three, four, tell the people what she wore.

[It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy bitsy teentie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini]
So in the locker she wanted to stay.
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more.

She was afraid to come out in the open
And so a blanket around she wore
She was afraid to come out in the open
And so she sat bundled up on the shore
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore
[repeat].

So in the blanket she wanted to stay.
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

Now she is afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what she's gonna do
Now she is afraid to come out of the water
And the poor little girl's turning blue
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore
[repeat].

So in the water she wanted to stay.
From the locker to the blanket
From the blanket to the shore
From the shore to the water
Yes there isn't any more.

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Information About Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini

Paul Vance, one of the song's writers, got the idea from seeing his toddler daughter wear her new bikini at the beach. Lee Pockriss was the other songwriter.

Brian Hyland recorded the song. Released in June 1960, the song reached number one on Billboard Hot 100 chart two months later.

Different versions of this song appeared after "Itsy Bitsy" emerged in the 1960s. They included two French versions, both named "Itsi Bitsi Petit Bikini", and another one by a German banjo act called "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu Strand-Bikini".

Timmy Mallet, a British children’s performer, released a 1990 version of this song named "Bombalurina," after a cat from the musical Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical’s producer, also produced Mallet’s cover.

Two well-known ad campaigns included this song. The first was a late 1980s/early 1990s commercial presenting Van De Kamp’s canned beanie-weeniesline (although with different lyrics sung by children). The latest one was a series of Yoplait commercials featuring a woman trying to slim down so she may wear her bikini.

The filmsRevenge of the Nerds 2 and Sister Act 2 featured this song.

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Emanuel, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 6:09am

wow, awesome article.Much thanks again. Want more.

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weightloss rumor, Denmark

26 October 2015 at 1:57am

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Alpha Skua, USA

28 April 2015 at 9:00pm

a funny funny song sure to bring a smile and make you laugh

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Chloe, Canada

15 November 2014 at 12:31am

It's my fave novelty song!! THX!

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Legs Sparrow, USA

10 September 2014 at 10:26pm

I real funny song i have heard it on one of those old 8 Track Tapes(Remmember Those?) and over the radio to when we still had AM Radio

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Pixie, Australia

14 February 2013 at 7:52am

LOL, read this and laughed till i cryed!

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Ernie 1950, United States

10 February 2013 at 3:57am

this song was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and first released in June 1960 by Brian Hyland with orchestra conducted by John Dixon

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Angel Gross, United States

3 April 2012 at 7:12pm

so cool i had a tape with this song on it and i used to listen to it all the time

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Mary Anderdson, United States

22 November 2011 at 10:11pm

it actually rhymes!

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Jenina, Bermuda

19 February 2011 at 9:12am

This is so addicting

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Fransiska, Indonesia

28 October 2010 at 2:22pm

i hear this song but it's so funny

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Mariaha, Usa

25 September 2010 at 6:51am

lol i named my sucker fish the name of this song

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Joanna, Suffolk, Usa

2 June 2009 at 7:53pm

Um, it said spider, so um instead of saying bikini replace it with spider or snake.

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