Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Mah Nà Mah Nà

After watching The Muppets (2011) with my daughter (almost four) she's latched on to a few of the songs in the film...okay, admittadly I have as well. So we've been enjoying a variety of the songs from The Muppets original soundtrack.

But, the song that's stuck in my head from the movie is not an original to the 2011 movie, in fact, it's a muppets staple. It's the song Mah Na Mah Na.

So much so...it became history time!

The original version of the song was written by Piero Umiliani, and used in the 1968 Italian film Sweden: Heaven and Hell (Svezia, Inferno E Paradiso). The film is apparently a nine segment film about various types of sex in Sweeden.

Below is a clip of the song off the soundtrack, sung by Alessandro Alessandroni.


Apparently, a minor European hit, it also appeared in the Benny Hill Show and The Red Skelton Show.

But it's American success came from the 14th episode of Sesame Street in 1969.


And then from there, it was in the first episode of The Muppets in 1971.

And I'm still singing it...over 40 years later.

So however you spell it or say... Mahnamanah to you!

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