The Chicken Song

Album: Spitting Image (1986)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • Spitting Image was a British TV show that ran from 1984-1996. The program featured latex puppets, many of which were caricatures of famous people who they made fun of. The cast of the show performed this song as the puppets, and it became a recurring bit. When the song was released as a single, it went to #1 in England and stayed there for three weeks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Stephen Bell - Kent, England
  • The lyrics are about how annoying the song is. Apparently, the goal was to create an earworm that would burrow into the brains of listeners despite the inane lyrics warning them that the song would stick in their heads. The song is a parody of catchy Pop songs that do the same thing.

Comments: 3

  • Ash from WalesDo you know who the puppets were in the video? Watching with my mother & she can’t remember them all! TIA
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhI agree with you Landon this song is mind numbingly funny!!
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThis is insanely funny!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

Have Mercy! It's Wolfman JackSong Writing

The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.

David Bowie Leads the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired MenSong Writing

Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.