Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

Yummy, Yummy, YummyI’ve been wanting to have a post title like this for a very long time, but had in my mind it would have something to do with food. But alas it hasn’t.

I was watching French television last night and during a commercial break my ears twitched as an advertisement started playing – ‘Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy!’ Although not at all interested in the food product that was being advertised, I was interested in the music.

The 1910 Fruitgum Company was a pop group in the late sixties that started what became known as bubblegum music. I can’t think how long it has been since I heard their music and to have it just pop up on my TV had me off to do some historical research. I recalled another of their songs, ‘1,2,3 Red Light’, but got a surprise at how many popular hits they had during their heyday.

Can you remember any of these songs?

Pop Goes The Weasel
Keep Your Thoughts On The Bright Side
Simon Says
May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart)
The Mighty Quinn
9, 10, Let’s Do It Again
Goody Goody Gumdrops
Mr. Cupid
Please Me, Tease Me
(Play Our Song) Mr. Music Man
A, B, C, I Love You
Indian Giver
No Good Annie
I’ve Got To Have Your Love
Good Good Lovin’
Special Delivery
Game Of Love”
Groovy, Groovy
Sweet Lovin’
1910 Cotton Candy Castle

Not bad for a group that got labelled as a ‘One Hit Wonder’ by many.

As with many groups of the era, there was of course the mandatory reformation in 2007. Minus a couple of members who had passed away. But hopefully they made a few bucks.

However, I much prefer to have my memories of what they were in the sixties.

5 thoughts on “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy”

  1. But! ‘Pop goes the weasel’ is rap song! MC Serch! It’s a classic rap song from the funk-rap era (gangsta rap came into prominence AFTER this) by 3rd Bass, a rap trio ! :))

    ‘Pop goes the weasel goes the weasel goes pop!’

  2. Unfortunately I remember all these songs! I think that may give my age away…. The old uns are the best though!

  3. Oh Derek, that Yummy Yummy Yummy song brings back such fond memories for me. The year is 1983, I am sixteen, and competing in the Northern Transvaal Hill Climbing Championships. That’s road cycling, not rock climbing.
    Anyway, one of the spectators played a mix tape on his car radio, a medley of sixties songs, and he played it over and over. So of course the Yummy Yummy song got stuck in my head, and as I sprinted the seven kilometers up the mountain, it repeated over and over.
    If you remember the lyrics, it really is the most bizarre song to listen to while trying to muster all your aggression, but it was upbeat, and helped me find my rhythm. I won the title with five minutes to spare. I still have the gold medal packed away somewhere. So yes, fond memories of when I was young and strong as arrogant as they come. And I still love the song.

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