Let's go ape about songs mentioning King Kong

It’s a little hard to make out, but I believe the snippet of Japanese in Blue Oyster Cult’s Godzilla is an announcer talking about Godzilla fighting King Kong.

**King Kong ** by Regular Fries

Zombie Jamboree, by Rockapella

There’s a high-wire zombie 'tween the World Trades
A King Kong zombie on the Empire State

King Kong merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
King Kong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing.

In the Name of The Father by Black Grape had a good line

Neil Armstrong, astronaut
he had balls bigger than King Kong.

Nobody remembers old cartoon theme songs:

King Kong, you know the name of
King Kong, you know the fame of
King Kong, ten times as big as a man!

Dang you Elvisl!ves!!! That was what I opened it to say. Full lyrics
King Kong you know the name of
King Kong you know the fame of
King Kong ten times as big as a man

And then there’s Dave Van Ronk’s “Sunday Street”:

My hands are shaky and I ain’t feelin’ well
From drinkin’ King Kong Liquor and cheap muscatel.

King Kong - The Jimmy Castor Bunch

Daniel Johnston did a song called “King Kong”; Tom Waits covered it on the Daniel Johnston tribute album.

Here’s a line from Neil Sedaka’s 1959 hit, “I Go Ape”

Oh, ranga tanga ring ting tong, I’m related to old King Kong

Very obscure: Garrett Morris in a tux and in front of stills from the original movie sang “The King Kong Dirge” at the time Jodie Foster hosted Saturday Night Live.

Seeing it in a rerun of “The best of SNL” I thought he did a good job for a piece that was surprisingly dramatic and serious.

He’s mentioned in a song in some versions of Little Shop of Horrors. The song is included as an extra in the most recent cast CD. It’s sung by Audrey 2 at the end of the show and it’s called *I’M BAD * and Audrey’s asserting his supremacy over other monsters:

Was forgetting this one:

And he’s bad, bad, Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

  • Jim Croce

Dang! I missed bordelond’s post.

Psst! See post #5.

Yep, I saw it just in time. :slight_smile:

David Bromberg performed a song on Mountain Stage called “I’ll Take You Back.” It was a modern remake of the ancient kissoff song “Scarborough Fair.”

"…When fools don’t fall in love,
And Michael Jackson wears his other glove,
I’ll take you back.

When James Brown ain’t funky,
And King Kong ain’t a monkey,
I’ll take you back…"

The new King of Kong songs is the one that Jack Black sang in his opening of SNL last night, his unofficial themesong for the movie. The best and most Kong-plicit song you’re ever likely to hear, but unfortunately lyrics aren’t online yet.