Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang
by the New Zealand
band Monte Video and the Cassettes
was a hit single of 1982 and 1983. The single appeared on the 1983 album Monte Video
To celebrate the song 20 years after its release, a cover of the song was done in 2002 by a New Zealand band, Spacial Verb, featuring employees of the then New Zealand radio station, Channel Z.
The lyrics are absurdist and attempt to clarify the meaning of title. For example:
Well the Shoop Shoop stands for the mood you're in
And the Diddy Wop means let the fun begin
It's a feeling gonna set your senses reeling and you can't sit still
Cumma Cumma mean what you thought, That's right
And the Wang Dang gonna get you through the night time
Baby there's a right time if you wanna lose control
The lyrics suggest the song is about a failed attempt at sexual relations.
- No 2. in the New Zealand Singles Charts
- No 11. in the Australian National Singles Charts
- The song was re-released in the UK in 1983 but did not achieve notable chart success