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hot diggety dog!

Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)

"Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" is an American popular song written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning. Published in 1956, it was recorded by Perry Como and went to #1 on the Billboard pop music chart later that year. The song's melody is based on Emmanuel Chabrier's 1883 composition, España.

The nonsense phrase of the song's title, repeated throughout the song, is used as counterpoint to the lines it precedes in the lyrics, as in the following excerpt:

"Hot diggity, dog ziggity, boom
What you do to me,
When you're holding me tight."

The song was the source of the phrase, "hot diggity dog!", an expression of great delight which was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Years later the Italian sandwich chain Giuliano's used the title in an ad, "Hot D'Italy dog!"

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