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"Gimme Dat Ding" is a 1970 popular song sung by "one-hit wonder" The Pipkins, written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Released as a single, it is the title track of an album by The Pipkins on Capitol Records, the song also appeared on a split album of the same name, which The Pipkins shared with another up and coming group, The Sweet.

Song profile

"Gimme Dat Ding" lyrics is a call-and-response duet between a deep, gravelly voice and a high tenor. (The voices are said to represent a piano and a metronome. The gravelly voice is also thought to be an imitation of a "dirty old man" character (who went by the descriptive name of "Tyrone F. Horneigh") played on a recurring basis by comedian Arte Johnson on the old NBC-TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) or talked like Popeye the Sailor Man or Wolfman Jack. "Gimme Dat Ding" was originally written for the musical "Oliver in the Overworld" by Hammond and Hazlewood. It became the title song for the English children's television series Oliver in the Overworld, but would become most famous for its use (as an instrumental) in silent sketches on The Benny Hill Show throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The song was also used (as Gimme Dat Ring) by Coca Cola to advertise their new Ring Pull Cans in the early 1970s. The song reached #7 in Canada.

In March 2007, a cover version of "Gimme Dat Ding" received much publicity in Australia when the National Australia Bank used the track as background to its television advertisement for the Australian Rules Football Auskick program for junior footballers. The television advertisement is known as "Kick to Kick" and is available for viewing online It has also featured in the Nineties TV drama Ally McBeal.

A live version of "Gimme Dat Ding" (3:38), performed at the Fremont Town Hall, appears on the album Shaggs' Own Thing by The Shaggs (Dorothy, Helen, and Betty Wiggin).



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