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The Coasters — Yakety Yak
Album: Best of
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Released: 1958
Length: 1:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

You just put on your coat and hat
And walk yourself to the laundromat
And when you finish doin' that
Bring in the dog and put out the cat
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Don't you give me no dirty looks
Your father's hip; he knows what cooks
Just tell your hoodlum friend outside
You ain't got time to take a ride
Yakety yak (don't talk back)

Yakety yak, yakety yak
Yakety yak...
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I remember this from grammar school when I was 12 years old and we has sock hops as someone spun a bunch of 45s in the gym when it rained too hard for an outdoor recess. I have no idea where the records came from as this was the 1950's and no one had much money. We were once young. Where did the time go?
Big smile on my face.
Holly Hunter in "Always". {#Hearteyes}
The coasters wrote this for my birth day. I am forever grateful.
This is landing really well on the ears today for some reason!
Man, you really had to be there to appreciate this.
It stood out from the background AM pablum we were being fed...
 Shmelo wrote:
Here's a song that disputes the idea that really bad music is a new phenomenon.

 
The Coasters did several novelty tunes, including 'Poison Ivy' and 'Charlie Brown'. Silly fun.

I think Leiber and Stoller ('Hound Dog') wrote a lot of stuff for the Coasters. Among many other groups.
{#Heartkiss}  goofy love
I want to say I remember this from the Schwarzenegger/Devito film "Twins" when the  (young and very buff) Arnold was singing it on the airplane.  I for one would never talk back to him!

Great add to the RP playlist, thanks BillG!  
 rpdevotee wrote:
Great song but seems a little out of place for RP...right?  
Okay then what about Jerry Lee Lewis, The Big Bopper or Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers? 
 
Out of place?

More like right at home. 
Great song but seems a little out of place for RP...right?  
Okay then what about Jerry Lee Lewis, The Big Bopper or Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers? 
If your toes aren't tapping, what's up with you? Love that sax!
Here's a song that disputes the idea that really bad music is a new phenomenon.
Came along at just the right time in my day....loved it