Splish Splash

"Splish Splash" is a 1958 song performed and co-written by Bobby Darin. It was written with DJ Murray the K (Murray Kaufman), who bet that Darin could not write a song that began with the words, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath", as suggested by Murray's mother, Jean Kaufman.


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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING! If the F#dim chord is too difficult for you, you can get away with using a D7 chord played like this: D7=2020. You can also play F instead of F7 but the F7 sounds GREAT!

Seeing the ducks in the spring puddles made me think of adding this song!

"Splish Splash" was credited to Darin and "Jean Murray" (a combination of their names) to avoid any hint of payola. It was Darin's first hit and the song helped to give him a major boost in his career, reaching No. 3 on the U.S. pop singles chart and No. 2 on the R&B Best Sellers chart.

British comedian Charlie Drake scored a top ten hit with a comedy version of the song in 1958, produced by future Beatles producer George Martin on the Parlophone label. The song was remade in 1979 by Barbra Streisand for her album Wet. It features new lyrics by Streisand and backing vocals from Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball and Chicago keyboardist Bill Champlin.

****REVISED April 9, 2019 - SR****

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