My new favorite song!

Okay, I know we’ve all heard this song and honestly, the only part I remember is the ‘Chantilly Lace’ part. I heard it on my oldies station this past weekend and listened to this song in it’s entirety and I seriously love it! I was definately born in the wrong time period. I am a flirty 50’s stlye girl, no doubt. I love the way The Big Bopper says Helloooo BAAAABY! in this tune…it’s so cute! I would have already added it to my Fine Tunes juke box there to your right, but being the blond that I am I forgot the user name and password to my Fine Tunes account, so duuuh, I guess we’ll all just have to wait till old Blondie here gets her memory back.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Chantilly Lace

(phone ringing…he answers)

Hellooo baby,

yeah, this is the Big Bopper speaking…

Oh you sweet thang!

Do I what?

Will I what?

Oh baby you know what I like!


Chantilly lace and a pretty face

And a pony tail hanging down

That wiggle in the walk and giggle in the talk

Makes the world go round

There ain’t nothing in the world like a big-eyed girl

That makes me act so funny, make me spend my money

Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose

Like a girl, oh baby that’s what I like!

What’s that baby?

But………..but…………..but………oh honey!

But, oh baby you {{know}} what I like!


What’s that honey?

Pick you up at 8 and don’t be late?

But baby, I ain’t got no money honey

Oh alright honey you know what I like!


Here’s a contrast for you. The My Humps song by the Blackeyed Peas(which I still like, but it’s so raw) is basically talking about the same thing as the Big Bopper is in Chantilly Lace, but the 1958 tune leave so much to the imagination! Bopper mentions spending his money on her, just like the Humps song she says how he keeps spendin’ money on her but she won’t put out despite his most desperate attempts to get her to let him touch her ‘hump’ and her ‘lady lumps’.
What do you think the gal talking to the Big Bopper on the phone is saying to him? How fun it is to imagine what she is telling him. She’s probably teasing him like crazy, but the song writer kept the lyrics wholesome and to our imagination. What a stark contrast to the lyrics of the My Humps song.

Oh, how innocent life was back then. Do you think society will ever revert to more wholesome ways again, or are we just doomed to have raw sex and raw images in our face with nothing left to the imagination? Wholesome. “Oh BABY THATS WHAT I LIKE!”

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