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Song + dance. What is the history of “the chicken Dance”?

Almost all Soviet children of the 1980s knew this dance. He has long been a constant favorite at the kindergarten matinees and pioneer camps. Abroad, adults did not lag behind children. It’s hard to believe, but the performance of the “Dance of little ducklings” — a constant attribute of the beer festival “Oktoberfest”, wherever it took place — in Munich or Oklahoma. a scan of the album art And it all started with a fun simple song that many still consider the origin of the popular French or Austrian folk… In fact, she is the author of Swiss accordion player Werner Thomas. The melody of the future hit he wrote back in 1957 — that’s just a hit it was not immediately. In 1963, Werner invented for his performances funny “Der Ententanz” (“Duck Dance”). But no text, no record yet. Werner was just singing their songs at the local pubs until the end of 1973 he not spotted a Belgian producer Louis Julien van Rijmenam who came to Switzerland to go skiing. He did a synth processing of Werner’s melody, called it “Tchip Tchip” and released a single under the brand name of CASH & CARRY. The song was a success in Belgium and Switzerland and slowly began to spread around the world. For example, in 1974 it was brought from Germany to the American state of Ohio and played on the local radio. In 1980, the Dutch band DE ELECTRONICA recorded an instrumental version of Werner’s song, dubbing it “De Vogeltjesdans” (“little bird Dance”). Although the musicians themselves placed the song on the second side of the single, DJs chose to twist it. As a result, the song got 6th place in the Dutch charts, and in 1981, topped the charts in Germany. Of course, there is the German-language version of Frank Zander under the name of FRED SONNENSCHEIN AND HIS FRIENDS. In this version, the song was called “Ja, wenn wir alle Englein waren” (“If we were all angels”) and had a cheerful, but not children’s text — about booze and women. Having learned about it, I finally understood why the Germans consider it a feast. From that moment on, everyone seemed to burst. The song started to sing and translate a variety of languages. It is said that in the world there are about 370 cover versions in 42 countries. Not surprisingly, the author of the song — Thomas Werner — felt like a man who “won the lottery.” For our country (at that time madly in love with the Italian stage) the main reference point was the Italian-language version. And all thanks to the popular Duo of al Bano and Romina Power, who performed it in 1981. In the performance of Romina’s song was called “Il Ballo Del Qua Qua” (“Dance of KVA-KVA” — as you can see, ducklings from the Italians “croak”). She entered album 1982 “Aria Pura” (“Clean Air”), which also included famous “Felicita” and was reissued in the USSR. Romina Power: “Felicita” I found a bit childish. About “Il ballo del qua qua” do not say… but it was my greatest success! In the summer of 1981 we were in Seville as part of our tour in Spain. A group of girls in Andalusian costumes finished dancing Seville. I admired their posture, the elegance of their movements, the pride of their movements. The music changed, the DJ put a record with the tune, which, it seemed, had the effect of magic pipes. On the crowded dance floor, these beautiful girls, so classic and smelling of Spain, begin to perform a series of crazy movements. “What the hell are they doing out there? I say Albano. — Look, this is ridiculous!”The last thing I could have imagined at the time was that it would only be a few months, and I would be singing this idiotic song myself, showing these ridiculous movements that millions of people would imitate. It was a Dutch melody, performed by different singers in different countries, and everywhere they were waiting for a stunning success. When it was offered to me, I immediately refused. “Look, as if to fulfill it, thinking about children, will turn out very nice… Well, let’s get that movement “wings”, it is the most stupid of them all… a Bit of irony, and fat geese to the company…” two days later I went to the first place in the charts”. In the mid-1980s, al Bano and Romina Power even flew to the Soviet Union, where they starred in the musical film “Magic white night”. There “Il Ballo Del Qua Qua” Duo performed directly on Nevsky prospect. The song with the dance immediately flew to the Union. Urgently needed a Russian version. It was written by the famous master of children’s songs Yuri Entin, and it is still canonical: Walking ducklings want to Be like, want to be like, Not in vain, not in vain. You can shake off the tail, And embark on a long journey, And embark on a long journey, Shouting “quack-quack”… And the nature is good, And the weather is good, No, no wonder the soul sings, No wonder, no wonder. Even a fat Hippo, a Clumsy Behemoth of ducks is not far behind, Grunting “quack-quack”… had their own version and the Anglo-Saxons — is it true instrumental. For the UK, the song was processed in 1981 by Henry Hadaway, and popularized by THE group THE TWEETS. In their performance “The Birdie Song” (“song of birds”), took the English hit parade 2nd place. For the US, the same role was played by Bob Kames. That’s the only place “ducks” he took the “chickens”, and the melody, respectively, called the “Chicken Dance” (“the Chicken Dance”). It is said that the reason for this transformation was “Oktoberfest”, held in 1981 in Oklahoma. Local farmers European song about ducklings was already familiar, and they wanted to arrange a costume dance. Here are just duck suits in the bins was not found and had to wear chicken… Bob Kames about the song: This stupid little thing, and very contagious. It only has two chords that don’t change. This melody, like an implant in the brain of people, sticks very firmly. Such popularity always has a downside. For example, in 2000, according to a survey by dotmusic, “Chicken Dance” topped the list of “the most annoying songs of all time”. No wonder 13 November 2009 station “CIHT-FM” held a kind of charity event — broadcast the song without interruption until the necessary amount for the Children’s hospital of Eastern Ontario was not collected. So it’s no wonder I haven’t seen “little ducklings Dance”in a long time. But his choreography still remember well. Under each of the four lines of the verse performed its simple movement, the purpose of which is to depict a bird. 1. Raise the bent hands to the shoulders and quickly squeeze and unclench your fingers. It’s beak. 2. Without changing the position of the hands, waving elbows. It’s wings. 3. We Crouch, twirling at the same time… well, let’s say, “tail”. 4. We rise and clap our hands. As for the drawling chorus, here it is necessary to spin — either alone or with a partner, or forming a dance of all participants. At the same time, with each new line of the chorus, the direction of rotation should be changed to the opposite. Although the dance is simple, the song itself is quite fast. Therefore, to fit into the rhythm is not so easy. Now stand up and determine whether or not the elderly “goose” become “little duckling»…

 

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