Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011

'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini'

Brian Hyland's novelty-song hit "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" became a Billboard No. 1 hit during the summer of 1960. The song — about a young girl who is too shy to wear her new bikini on the beach — may sound a little silly today, but bikinis were considered risqué back then, so really, the bikini-wearing girl in the song isn't shy, she's fashion forward. "Itsy Bitsy" has since been covered by Devo and U.K. band Bombalurina, whose 1990 version topped the U.K. Singles Chart for several weeks.