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|song name||Yeh Yeh|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||TMBG Unlimited - June, Mink Car, Man, It's So Loud In Here (EP) [Promo Release]|
|first played||September 10, 2001 (66 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- John Linnell, Rage, April 2002:
It was recorded by Georgie Fame, but apparently it's — we're not actually completely clear on this, but it appears that it was an instrumental before it was this Georgie Fame song, that John Hendricks, of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, made up words to... which is something that that vocal group used to do; they would take a popular instrumental — or an unpopular instrumental — and make up crazy words to it, and I think this belongs in that category. It's definitely the case with the song 'Twisted' that Joni Mitchell covered — popularly known as 'my analyst told me'; some of you may remember. And [this] may well be the case; it sounds as if Yeh Yeh was written the same way, but sadly we're uninformed about this particular song.
- In 2018, John Flansburgh commented on the influence of French Yé-yé music on his song "This Microphone", and mentioned that the song title "Yeh Yeh" was probably derived from this style of music.
- Featured in the Chrysler commercial "Parking Lot".
- Featured in the tourist office commercial of the Dutch province Zeeland "Land in Zee!" (Watch it on )
- Music written by Rodgers Grant and Pat Patrick in 1963 and first recorded by Mongo Santamaría on his 1963 album Watermelon Man (Watch it on ).
- Lyrics written shortly thereafter by Jon Hendricks, recorded by Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival (Watch it on — video mis-labeled as Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, with picture showing Ross instead of Bavan).
- Hendricks' version was taken to the top of the U.K. charts in January 1965 by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames (Watch it on ).
- Other versions include Lasse Mårtenson's 1965 version in Finnish (Watch it on ), Karina's 1965 version, and Matt Bianco's 1985 version (Watch it on ).
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Yeh Yeh is currently ranked #478 out of 910. (71 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.14)