Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
By: Ohio Express
(Arthur Resnick - Joey Levine)
Lead Singer: Joey Levine
1968

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy
And I feel like a-lovin you
Love, you're such a sweet thing
Good enough to eat thing
And it's just a-what I'm gonna do

Ooh love to hold ya
Ooh love to kiss ya
Ooh love I love it so
Ooh love you're sweeter
Sweeter than sugar
Ooh love
I wont let you go

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy
And as silly as it may seem
The lovin' that you re giving
Is what keeps me livin'
And your love is like peaches and cream

Kind-a like sugar
Kind-a like spices
Kind-a like, like what you do
Kind-a sounds funny
But your love honey
And honey, I love you

Ba, da, ba, da, da , da, da
Ba, da, da, da, da, da . . .

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy
That your love can satisfy
Love, you're such a sweet thing
Good enough to eat thing
And sweet thing, that ain't no lie

I love to hold ya
I love to kiss ya
Ooh love, I love it so
Ooh love, you're sweeter
Sweeter than sugar
Ooh love, I wont let you go

Ba, da, ba, da, da , da, da
Ba, da, da, da, da, da . . .

Sweet thing, yummy yummy
Sweet thing
Sweet thing, yummy yummy
Sweet thing

ANDY RATING:

This is the song that started it all. Still the most recognized Bubblegum song -- it's the example you use when someone asks: "What's Bubblegum?" As good as it is, Chewy Chewy by the same "group" is even better.

 

NOTES:

. . . reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #4 in England . . . released version is a demo by Joey Levine backed by studio musicians . . . no "official" Ohio Express members appear on the recording . . . guitarist Doug Grassel of the "group" said: "When we first heard it, it was such a different sound that we were looking at each other and saying, 'What?' and the producers said, 'Don't worry. Play this and you'll be stars.' So we did and that's what happened." . . . first of many Bubblegum songs with sexual-innuendo-double-entendre lyrics . . . contains the best male fake "O" ever put to tape; rivals Meg Ryan' approximation in When Harry Met Sally . . . true claim to fame came when Monty Python featured the song in a skit that involved a music video made up of an empty stage, boxes, and crazy camera angels . . . some sort of social commentary I believe . . . the Shadows of Knight claim to be the backing band on this song . . . now that's yummy gossip . . .