Beep Beep

Album: Dr. Demento's 20th Anniversary Collection (1958)
Charted: 4
  • While riding in my Cadillac, what, to my surprise,
    A little Nash Rambler was following me, about one-third my size.
    The guy must have wanted it to pass me up
    As he kept on tooting his horn. Beep! Beep!
    I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.

    Refrain:
    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    His horn went, beep, beep, beep. (Beep! Beep!).

    I pushed my foot down to the floor to give the guy the shake,
    But the little Nash Rambler stayed right behind; he still had on his brake.
    He must have thought his car had more guts
    As he kept on tooting his horn. Beep! Beep!
    I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.

    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    His horn went, beep, beep, beep. (Beep! Beep!).

    My car went into passing gear and we took off with dust.
    And soon we were doin' ninety, must have left him in the dust.
    When I peeked in the mirror of my car,
    I couldn't believe my eyes.
    The little Nash Rambler was right behind, you'd think that guy could fly.

    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    His horn went, beep, beep, beep. (Beep! Beep!).

    Now we're doing a hundred and ten, it certainly was a race.
    For a Rambler to pass a Caddy would be a big disgrace.
    For the guy who wanted to pass me,
    He kept on tooting his horn. Beep! Beep!
    I'll show him that a Cadillac is not a car to scorn.

    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    Beep, beep. (Beep, beep.)
    His horn went, beep, beep, beep. (Beep! Beep!).

    Now we're doing a hundred and twenty, as fast as I could go.
    The Rambler pulled alongside of me as if I were going slow.
    The fellow rolled down his window and yelled for me to hear,
    Hey, buddy, how can I get this car out of second gear? Writer/s: CARL CICCHETTI, DONALD CLAPS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Donny 'Claps' Conn, drummer and vocalist with the Playmates, passed away in Malibu, California on September 2nd, 2015 at the age of 85...
    The Waterbury, Connecticut native founded the group at the University of Connecticut along with Morey Carr and Carl 'Chic' (Ciccetti) Hetti who originally performed comedy as 'The Nitwits'...
    Signed to Roulette Records in 1958, the group mixed pop with light-hearted tunes and achieved success with songs like "Jo-Ann" (#19 in 1958), "Don't Go Home" (#22 in 1958), "What Is Love" (#15 in 1959) and "Beep Beep" (#4 in 1958)-- known to all as the song about a race between a Cadillac and a little Nash Rambler...
    All told, the trio charted 10 times and recorded four albums for Roulette before breaking up in 1965. Donny went on to a career as a stand-up comic and later a motivational speaker. Most importantly, he was married to his wife-- yes, her name was Joanne-- for 58 years...
    May in R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 22nd 1960, the Playmates performed "Beep Beep" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Fifteen months earlier on November 3rd, 1958 "Beep Beep" entered Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #54; twenty-seven days later on December 1st, 1958 it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1958 and 1962 the Waterbury, CT trio had ten Top 100 records; with "Beep Beep" being their only Top 10 record, their next two biggest hits were "Jo-Ann" {#19 in 1958} and "What Is Love?" {#15 in 1959}...
    Their last charted record was a little diddy called "Keep Your Hands in Your Pockets", it stayed on the chart for two weeks, peaking at #88 {It’s on You Tube}.
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