♫ Yummy Yummy Yummy ♫

Okay, lately I’ve been playing a lot of songs with deep meanings, and because the music post is the last thing I do at night, I’m often too tired to create a new post and settle for re-duxing a previous post.  Tonight, I decided to go for something completely silly, something to make you smile, maybe even chuckle aloud.  I remember this one from back in the day … way back in the day when I didn’t have to look at my notepad each morning to remember my name!  I know some of my readers (Clive, rg & David) won’t like this one from the ‘Bubblegum Pop Era’, but even they must admit it’s lighthearted and upbeat, a bit of comic relief.

Joey Levine, who was the lead singer of the Ohio Express, wrote this with Arthur Resnick, who also wrote Under The Boardwalk and Good Lovin’. Levine worked for Buddah Records under the direction of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz, who used studio musicians to back up Levine on this song.

Now, as I understand it, the Ohio Express wasn’t actually a band, but … well, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about them …

The Ohio Express is an American bubblegum pop band, formed in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1967. Though marketed as a band, it would be more accurate to say that the name “Ohio Express” served as a brand name used by Jerry Kasenetz’s and Jeffry Katz’s Super K Productions to release the music of a number of different musicians and acts. The best known songs of Ohio Express (including their best scoring single, “Yummy Yummy Yummy”) were actually the work of an assemblage of studio musicians working out of New York, including singer/songwriter Joey Levine.

A band previously known as Sir Timothy and the Royals was renamed “The Ohio Express” and hired to promote the singles by appearing at all live performances. This is the same group photographed on the record covers.

Make of that what you will, for I’m thoroughly confused.  At any rate, I hope this song brings a bit of humour into your day and a smile to your face.

Yummy Yummy Yummy
Ohio Express

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy
And I feel like a-lovin you
Love, you’re such a sweet thing, good enough to eat thing
And that’s just a-what I’m gonna do

Ooh, love to hold ya
Ooh, love to kiss ya
Ooh, love I love it so

Ooh love, you’re sweeter
Sweeter than sugar
Ooh love, I won’t let you go

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy
And as silly as it may seem
The lovin’ that you’re giving is what keeps me livin’
And your love is like peaches and cream

Kind-a like sugar
Kind-a like spices
Kind-a like, like what you do

Kind-a sounds funny
But, I love honey
And honey, I love you

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy
That your love can satisfy
Love, you’re such a sweet thing, good enough to eat thing
And sweet thing, that ain’t no lie

I love to hold ya
I love to kiss ya
Oh love, I love it so

Oh love, you’re sweeter
Sweeter than sugar
Oh love, I won’t let you go

Sweet thing
Yummy, yummy
Sweet thing

Sweet thing
Yummy, yummy
Sweet thing

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: A. Resnick / J. Levine
Yummy Yummy lyrics © Trio Music Company, Alley Music Corp., Trio Music Co., Inc., Trio Music Co Inc

15 thoughts on “♫ Yummy Yummy Yummy ♫

  1. Actually, apart from the fact I thought this was The 1910 Fruitgum Company for some reason I have to admit I could just tolerate this as background music, no like, no hate, just tolerate. I didn’t think any of us were supposed to take them seriously.

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    • There was some connection, actually, to the 1910 Fruitgum Company but I can’t recall what it was … I’ll look it up tomorrow. No, it wasn’t intended to become a classic, I don’t think … just made for a bit of fun, a few laughs.

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