Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top 5 Songs with Gibberish Sounds in Them

Heard two of these in a row, which got us thinking about how many songs have gibberish sounds thrown in--sometimes to force a rhyme, sometimes just because.  Here are our favorites, let us know your favorites in the comments.

5: MmmBop (Hanson) - "mmmbop, boppa du bop"

4: Witch Doctor (David Seville) - "ooh, eee, ooh, ah ah, ting, tang walla walla bing bang"

3: Tutti Frutti (Little Richard) - "a whop bop a lua, a whop bam boo"

2: The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens) - "aweem o way"

1: Oh Yeah (Yello) - "din bow bow"

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know.  Hanson.  But that was a fun song (shout out to Marc, Rob, and ??? at Spring Sing 1997!).  Anyway, find us on Facebook and like our page!


  1. Though not nearly as popular as 1 through 5, my favorite is the song (and onetime viral video) Prisencolinensinanciusol by Adriano Celentano. It was supposedly written to sound like American English to its Italian audience, but (other than the phrase "all right"), it's composed entirely of nonsense words.

    I loved it the first time I found it, because I've always wanted to hear a non-English speaker talk "fake English" like most Americans have at some point spoken "fake French" or "fake German."


  2. That is awesome--I've never heard this before!