This is the theme song to the movie Animal House
, which starred John Belushi as an unruly fraternity brother. Bishop appeared in a scene where Belushi (in a toga) smashes his guitar. Bishop told Songfacts: "That song that I came up with to do in the scene is a public domain song... it's been around for a hundred years or more ('I Gave My Love a Cherry
'). It seemed like the right song to do in the scene. I worked with Kenny Vance
on my contributions to the Animal House
albums - 'Animal House' and 'Dream Girl.' I had a crush on Carrie Fisher back then and at the end of 'Dream Girl' you can hear me sing 'Carrie Baby.' Both songs were fashioned after the Four Seasons with Frankie Valli."