Scatman John – “Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)” – (1995)

Well, I hope you aren’t easily annoyed. This is the most famous song by Scatman John (born John Paul Larkin) who came up with the idea to combine scatting with mid-90s electronica. The lyrics (there are lyrics other than “be bop do boo do bop”) deal mostly with stuttering and how to turn it into being able to sing really fast and make up sounds as you go. After a few radio stations picked it up, sales spread and it hit #1 in a handful of European countries and was a top ten dance track in the U.S. “If the Scatman can do it, then so can you.”

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