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The Wiggles at Work

I have become one of those people who listens more to the Wiggles than anything else. I'm even getting to know the words. Alas, my singing hasn't improved

But it did get me thinking if some songs could be applied to work situations

My current favourite is "Follow the Leader". Imagine if this was used in meetings as though you can't speak until the current person hands the mic over

Follow the leader, do as I do

When I've had my turn at being leader it's over to you

Follow the leader, do as you do

When I've had my turn at being leader, it's over to you

So, fellow procrastinators, what song could be applied to work. The more catchy and irritating the song the better.

And which Wiggle song could easily apply to an SAP project? Feel free to tweak the lyrics.



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  • Mar 26, 2018 at 04:58 PM

    I'd love to join in, but I'm afraid I can't name a single song by The Wiggles.

    As for a song that could apply. about this one?

  • Mar 26, 2018 at 05:03 PM
  • Mar 26, 2018 at 06:49 PM

    My only reason for listening to the Wiggles would be my 4 year old who (thankfully?) went straight from nursery rhymes to "grown up music". But in keeping with the theme, I went through his playlist to see what could apply to work:

    Toy Dolls - Nellie the Elephant. Saying goodbye to the circus is what I sometimes want to do at work.

    Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train. Needs no explanation.

    The Ting Tings - That's not My Name. Immediately reminded me of: Rather tired of getting called "Sir" on SCN...

    Shirley Bassey - Get this Party Started. For those "let's crack on and get the job done" times. Yes I know it was originally done by Pink, but he likes the Shirley Bassey version more. Apparently Shirley's video is way cooler. Who am I to argue?

    Yello - Oh Yeah! Those moments at work when stuff just works or a gnarly problem gets solved.

    The Bangles - Manic Monday. 'Nuff said.

    • Mar 27, 2018 at 12:51 AM

      Ting Tings everytime my name is wrong

      I should have said any song that can apply

      Did you know there's been adult concerts for wiggles fans. I wonder if there is a gym workout as well

    • Mar 27, 2018 at 01:20 PM

      I love how everyone in the audience for the Toy Dolls video is an adult. :)

      Think I've gotta go with the Bangles, though.

      • Mar 27, 2018 at 02:42 PM

        Not sure if I'm missing a joke or you're not aware they're not exactly a kids band - Toy Dolls are classic 80's punk rock :-)

        TOTP (Top of the Pops) was THE live TV music show in the UK that featured anyone who was anyone, from David Bowie to the Rolling Stones.

        • Mar 27, 2018 at 02:43 PM

          Ah, well, I'd never heard of them. The start of the piece seemed like it was meant to be a tune for kids, but it was clear from the audience that it was not really for kids. So, yeah, punk rock makes sense.

          • Mar 27, 2018 at 02:56 PM

            The song is actually a nursery rhyme, but their version of it quickly became a nightclub staple in some of the places I - ahem - visited for research purposes when I was younger.

  • Mar 27, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    Here's a new one for the SAP Fiori Jam band at TechEd -- or perhaps a choreographed dance we will all do when we finally get Track in Communications back...

    • Mar 27, 2018 at 01:22 PM

      Wow, the comments on that one are priceless! "The red one looks dead inside..." I was thinking he looked like he knew that he was the next "redshirt" on Star Trek.

  • Mar 27, 2018 at 03:45 PM

    O. M. G. I saw Wiggles once and thought they must be high as a kite just to make it through the day. Yikes. Fortunately, my kid was never into the kid music.

    However, many times at work that uber-annoying duck from Wonder Pets comes to mind with her "this is sewious" (it's "serious" but she has some kind of speech impediment). Especially when it's not really "sewious" but another person is blowing it out of proportion. :)

  • Mar 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Here are a couple videos from Trout Fishing in America (a duo of really odd proportions). Definitely not as prolific as the Wiggles, but much more appealing to adults. My kids enjoyed them just as much, but they were also into the Monkees...

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