Dating game theme song spanish flea
The song acts as the opening and closing music to the Fangraphs audio podcast, hosted by Carson Cistulli and it had been used as a YTP source as well as the closing music for Low Limit Futbol hosted by Joe Uccello, Ben The Machine Agombar, Mike Orr and Roberto Rojas. For the life of me, I thought "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass was used as a game show theme. I remember Spanish Flea being played on The Dating Game; but I think [b]astorian[/i] is right, that it was incidental music.SPANISH FLEA By Cissy and Julius Wechter There was a lit-tle Span-ish flea -1 -1* 2 -2 -5 -5 4 -4 A rec-ord star he thought he'd be 3 -2* -2 2 4 4 -3* -3 Hed heard of sing-ers like Bea-tles -2 2 -1* -1 -2 -3* 3 -3* The Chip-munks he'd seen on T- V 4 -2 3* 4* -3* 4* -5* -6 Why not a lit-tle Span-ish flea?
The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a B-side to the single "What Now My Love" and on their 1965 album Going Places. "Spanish Flea" featured Alpert's trumpet over a Latin rhythm backing.
and the single peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, with its A-side reaching No.
The tune has been featured in four episodes of The Simpsons: "The Otto Show", "Team Homer", "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", and "Natural Born Kissers".
In the fingerprint scene in Rosewood's home in Beverly Hills Cop II, Eddie Murphy (playing Axel Foley) and Judge Reinhold (playing Billy Rosewood) improvised the idea of humming the tune.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra did a rendition of the song as the last track on the album "Something New: The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays the Tijuana Brass" (1966) Allan Sherman did a parody of this song on his album Togetherness (1967).