Friday, December 14, 2007

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window

Remember this song? Classical song that many children love hearing and singing. Yep I quite enjoy this song! My mommy sometimes sings to me though I have to darn idea why since I am not for sale or not at the window even!

So before that I Wikipedia on 'Dog'. Today I Wikipedia on 'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window' and here's the result!

"(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" is a popular novelty song written by Bob Merrill in 1952. It was adapted from a well-known Victorian music hall song.

The best-known version of the song was recorded by Patti Page on December 18, 1952 and released by Mercury Records as catalog number 70070, with the flip side "My Jealous Eyes." It reached #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts in 1953. [1] However, Mercury, the record company which distributed Patti Page's recordings at the time, had poor distribution in the United Kingdom. Therefore, a recording by Lita Roza was the one most widely heard in the UK, reaching #1 on the UK charts in 1953. Lita's recording is widely known as the most elusive original record of a #1.

The song tells the story of a young woman who "must take a trip to California," and wants to buy a dog for her boyfriend so that he will not be lonely (and, presumably, not look for affection from another woman).

Despite its original popularity, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" gained a reputation for being especially obnoxious. The critic Donald Clarke wrote that "Nobody knows how many music fans stopped listening to the radio after hearing 'Doggie In The Window' too many times."[1] This quality has made it a frequent object of parody. It is played in the film Pink Flamingos during the film's infamous final scene, wherein Divine consumes dog feces immediately after a poodle defecates. The director of the film, John Waters, maintains that the scene was not faked.[citation needed] In the Wallace and Gromit film The Wrong Trousers, Gromit's nemesis Feathers McGraw plays a droning calliope version of "Doggie in the Window" at a loud volume in an attempt to drive Gromit out of the house. It is also featured in the popular videogame BioShock, a game featured on the Xbox 360 and PC platform.

Thanks again Wikipedia!

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