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Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang

Monte Video and the Cassettes, Music Video – 1982

Looking like Borat out on the town, Monte Video's 'Shoop Shoop ...' invaded the pop charts in 1982, long before Borat arrived on the scene. Dangerously catchy, the novelty song was written by — and starred — veteran Auckland musician Murray Grindlay. It reached number 2 in the New Zealand charts, number 11 in Australia, and was released in the United Kingdom and the United States. TVNZ's chart show Ready to Roll found itself playing host to a hedonistic video filmed at Ponsonby's Peppermint Park nightclub, with scenes of flagrant alcohol and tobacco use and a cast of transvestites. Monte Video's album Monte Video featured song 'You Can't Stop Me Now', which sounded like a threat.

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