Yeah, yeah, yeah!

How prevalent is, “Yeah, yeah, yeah” in popular music? Hayley Mills sang it in 1961 in the Disney film, “The Parent Trap”, in the duo with herself, “Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah.” Two years later John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the lyric, “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah.” (Were they fans of fellow Brit Mills?) Today the band, ‘Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ is popular. Are there more examples of Yeah x 3?

“Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” is a song on Alice Cooper’s Killer

How about Yeah[sup]5[/sup]?

There’s **The Flaming Lips’ **“Yeah Yeah Yeah Song.”

If anyone wants to know, without clicking, it’s The Pogues. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

Honeycomb’s big, yeah yeah yeah.

There’s a line in Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman that’s just “Pretty woman, yeah, yeah, yeah.” I like ol’ Roy, but I’ve always felt that was some lazy songwriting there. (Plus he tries to rhyme it with “Pretty woman, look my way” IIRC. Not his most outstanding lyrical effort, really).

It’s not small :confused:

John Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb

That’s when a smoke was a smoke
And groovin’ was groovin’
And dancin’ was everything
We were young and we were improving
Laughin’ laughin’ with our friends
Holdin’ hands meant somethin’, baby
Outside the club, cherry bomb
Our hearts were really pumpin’
Say yeah, yeah, yeah
Say yeah, yeah, yeah

The Stones came up short, able to only get their ya yas out.

The chorus of LCD Soundsystem’s “Yeah” is “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah … yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah”. The chorus is repeated many, many times. The verses are short and seem to exist mainly to break up the “yeahs”. You might think that a song that consists almost entirely of the word “yeah” would be boring, but it is a very catchy song and is amazing when they perform it live.

Devo’s Uncontrollable Urge has yeahs sprinkled liberally throughout…at least 24 in a row in the beginning of the song.

R.E.M. added a 4th “yeah” in “Man on the Moon.”

Simon and Garfunkle go with the hey, hey, heys.

Bug music?! Yeeeeeeaaaaa!!

“I knew you when” (which is Yeahx7)

“Mony Mony” has a string of several “yeahs” in a row.

I once counted how many “yeahs” were on Stone Roses’ Second Coming album, and came up with around 67.


The Offspring is full of yeahs.