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Inthe Bees on Imperial released a version entitled "Toy Bell". Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts recorded it in [2]and it was part of their live act for many years. Boston radio station WMEX disc jockey Jim Connors was credited with a gold record for discovering the song and pushing it to 1 over the airwaves and amongst his peers in the United States.

Billboard ranked it as the No. The song is based on the melody of the 19th century folk song " Little Brown Jug ". The song tells of how the singer received a toy consisting of "silver bells hanging on a string" from his grandmother, who calls them his "ding-a-ling". According to the song, he plays with it in school, and holds on to it in dangerous situations like falling after climbing the garden wall, and swimming across a creek infested with snapping turtles.

From the second verse onward, the lyrics consistently exercise the double entendre in that a penis could just as easily be substituted for the toy bells and the song would still make sense. Live like you wanna live! The lyrics with their sly tone and innuendo and the enthusiasm of Berry and the audience caused many radio stations to refuse to play it.

British morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse tried unsuccessfully to Chopsticks (Original) - Toastgirl, Of Montreal - Chopsticks Best the song banned. We trust you will agree with us that it is Technics* - The Ding-A-Ling part of the function of the BBC to be the vehicle of songs which Technics* - The Ding-A-Ling this kind of behaviour—indeed quite the reverse.

In Icons of RockScott Schinder calls the song "a sophomoric, double-entendre-laden ode to masturbation ". During a short spoken introduction O Bicho Tá Pegando - Planet Hemp - Os Cães Ladram Mas A Caravana Não Pára the song on the single, Berry refers to the song as "our alma mater ".

For a re-run of American Top 40 Technics* - The Ding-A-Ling , some stations, such as WOGL in Philadelphiareplaced the song with an optional extra when it aired a rerun of a November 18, broadcast of AT40 where it ranked at 14 [8] on December 6, Among other stations, most Clear Channel -owned radio stations to whom the AT40 '70s rebroadcasts were contracted did not air the Technics* - The Ding-A-Ling that same weekend, although it was because they were playing Christmas music and not because of the controversy.

Even back insome stations would refuse to play the song on AT40even when it reached number one. The controversy was lampooned in The Simpsons episode " Lisa's Pony ", in which a Springfield Elementary School student attempts to sing the song during the school's talent show.

He barely finishes the first line of the refrain before an irate Principal Skinner pushes him off the stage, angrily proclaiming "This act is over! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Goode Live " most countries. Pop rock novelty. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved January 23, Psychology Press. World Press Review. Retrieved 13 May Ban This Filth! Greenwood Press.

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Weekly charts [ edit ] Chart Peak position Australia. West Germany Official German Charts [12]. Technics* - The Ding-A-Ling Single Top [13]. New Zealand Listener [14]. Norway VG-lista [15]. US Billboard Hot [17]. US Cash Box Top [18]. Year-end charts [ edit ] Chart Rank UK [19]. US Billboard Hot [20]. US Cash Box [21].


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