Τρίτη, 6 Ιουλίου 2010

Bobby Darin - 'Splish Splash' (1958)


To "Splish Splash" είναι ένα τραγούδι του 1958 που έγραψε και τραγούδησε ο Bobby Darin.


Το έγραψε μαζί με τον DJ Murray the K (Murray Kaufman), ο οποίος στοιχημάτισε ότι ο Darin δεν μπορούσε να γράψει ένα τραγούδι που ξεκινούσε με τις λέξεις, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath".


Το τραγούδι βοήθησε να δοθεί στην καριέρα του Darin μεγάλη ώθηση, καθώς έφτασε στο Νο 3 στα pop singles charts των ΗΠΑ.


Οι στίχοι αναφέρουν πολλούς χαρακτήρες από άλλα τραγούδια της εποχής, όπως του "Lollipop", του "Peggy Sue", και του "Good Golly Miss Molly".


Ο ηθοποιός Kevin Spacey τραγουδάει το "Splish Splash" στην ταινία που υποδύεται τον Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea(2004).



Lyrics

Splish splish, I was takin' a bath

Long about a Saturday night

A rub-a-dub, just relaxin' in the tub

Thinkin' everything was alright

Well, I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor

I wrapped the towel around me and I

Opened the door, and then I

Splish, splash... I jumped back in the bath.

Well how was I to know there was a party going on?

They was a-splishin' and a'splashin'

Reelin' with the feelin', movin' and a'groovin'

Rockin' and a'rollin', yeah

Bing bang, I saw the whole gang

Dancin' on my living room rug, yeah!

Flip flop, they was donin' the bop

All the teens had the dancin'

But there was lollipop with a Peggy Sue

Good Golly, Miss Mally was-a even there, too!

A- well-a, splish splash, I forgot about the bath

I went and put my dancin' shoes on, yay...

I was a rollin' and a strollin', reelin' with the feelin',

Moving and a groovin', splishin' and a splashin', yeah!

Yes, I was a-splishin'' and a splashin'...

I was a-rollin' and a-strollin'...

Yeah, I was a-movin' and a-groovin'

We was a-reelin' with the feelin'

We was a-rollin' and a-strollin'

Movin' with the groovin' splish splash, yeah!




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