Yummy Yummy Yummy (as made famous by The Ohio Express)

“Yummy Yummy Yummy” is a bubblegum pop song by Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine, first recorded by Ohio Express in 1968. Their version reached No. 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart[1] in June and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] It has since been covered by many artists. Ohio Express was a studio concoction and none of the “official” members appear on the record. Joey Levine sang lead vocals.

Joey Levine sang “Yummy Yummy Yummy” live for the first time ever in Henderson, Tennessee at the Caravan Of Stars XV, on May 17, 2008.

In the years since it was a hit, the song has become a standard. In Time Magazine’s 2011 list of top 10 songs with silly lyrics it ranked No. 8.[3] It ranked No. 2 in Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs. It has been used in a commercial for Kinder chocolate, in The Simpsons in the episode “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie”, in Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the episode “How Not to Be Seen” (facetiously credited to “Jackie Charlton and the Toenails”), in Futurama in the episode “Saturday Morning Fun Pit”, and in the “Last McSupper” scene of the film Super Size Me.[4] The song also makes an appearance in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 [5] and at the end of an episode of Timon and Pumbaa, where the titular characters perform it in the form of an animated music video.