Whammy! is the third studio album by New Wave band The B-52's, released in 1983. While not as successful as their two previous records, it spawned the underground hit singles "Legal Tender" and "Song for a Future Generation". It is also the only album to have all five original members of the band producing every song on an album.
The track "Don't Worry" is a cover of a song by Yoko Ono. It was removed from later pressings due to legal issues with Ono, who claimed the B-52's had not asked permission or paid her to cover her song. This is controversial; Ono's song, on the 1971 album Fly, is titled "Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand in the Snow)" and is musically entirely different from the B-52's track. In fact, all the two songs have in common are the two-word "lyrics" — a repetitively chanted "Don't worry". While the legal fact that she had been credited would suggest she was entitled to profit, The B-52's had credited Ono with songwriting on the track probably more out of tribute than seriousness. On subsequent pressings, the song was replaced with "Legal Tender"'s B-side, "Moon 83" — a remake of their earlier track "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)".
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