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Spitting Image

The Chicken Song

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“The Chicken Song” is a song by the British parody/satire comedy TV programme Spitting Image. The nonsensical lyrics were written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, the music was written by Philip Pope, who also produced the song. The song was a parody of summer holiday disco songs such as “Agadoo” and “Do the Conga” which were in vogue during the mid 1980s. The song made specific reference to the group Black Lace who performed those songs (“those two wet with the girly curly hair”). The song featured heavily during the 1986 series of Spitting Image, playing recurrently in the background, and being hummed by characters. At one stage, the puppet of Pope John Paul II played it on a banjolele. A subsequent release as a single reached number one in the official UK Singles... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Hold a chicken in the air ... Stick a deckchair up your nose ... And then bury all your clothes

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