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Who Put the Bomp In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp

Barry Mann Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp

What’s a genre worth if it can’t make fun of itself? In the novelty song “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann, he does just that to doo wop music. The singer claims that the syllables don’t matter, because his girl fell in love with him when she heard those doo wop songs — and is thankful. By the way, who did put the Ram in the Rama Lama Ding Dong or the Dip in the dip da dip da dip? It’s a game of sorts to catch all the references, and kids drove their parents crazy listening to and singing along with the song.  Barry Mann co-wrote this novelty song with songwriter Gerry Goffin and had a hit with it as a performer in 1961. Mann was backed up by The Halos, who had backed up Curtis Lee on “Pretty Little Angel Eyes.” The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Barry Mann is a music industry giant, particularly as a songwriter and publisher in many genres — from pop to rock and roll to country. The list of artists who performed his songs goes on and on, including The Drifters, Three Dog Night, The Crystals, Elvis Presley, Gene Pitney, Jay and the Americans, Wayne Newton, Dolly Parton, Johnny Crawford, Marianne Faithful, Conway Twitty, The Animals, The Monkees, and The Righteous Brothers just to name a few. The famous song “You’ve Lost That Lovin” Feelin'” was written by Mann with Phil Spector.

Here are the lyrics to “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” by Barry Mann:

“I’d like to thank the guy who wrote the song
That made my baby fall in love with me

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong

Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip

Who was that man, I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby fall in love with me [Yeah]

When my baby heard
Bomp bah bah bomp
Bah bomp bah bomp bah
Every word went right into her heart

And when she heard them singin’
Rama lama lama lama
Lama ding dong
She said we’d never have to part

So who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong

Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip

Who was that man, I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby fall in love with me [Yeah]

Each time that we’re alone
Boogity boogity boogity
Boogity boogity boogity shoo
Sets my baby’s heart all aglow

And everytime we dance to
Dip da dip da dip
Dip da dip da dip
She always says she loves me so

So who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong

Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip

Who was that man, I’d like to shake his hand
He made my baby fall in love with me [Yeah]

Darling, bomp bah bah bomp, bah bomp bah bomp bomp
And my honey, rama lama ding dong forever
And when I say, dip da dip da dip da dip
You know I mean it from the bottom of my boogity boogity boogity shoo

Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh…
Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh… Ooh”

If you are interested in an album of songs by Barry Mann and his wife Cynthia Weil, please click on the photo below:

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1 Comment

  1. bob says:

    What’s a genre worth if it can’t make fun of itself? You are so right. Love this song and love Doo Wop.

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