The Wiggles Did It Way Before Bieber
By: Veronica Pistek
‘Fruit Salad’ invented yummy yummy, so step aside Bieber fans. I’m here to convert you to my healthy religion.
If you thought you had taste in music, wait until you hear this timeless and delicious track by MY boy-band, The Wiggles.
In 1994, the iconic quartet composed of Greg, Anthony, Murray, and Jeff gathered together in the studio to release this banger titled ‘Fruit Salad.’
From their Grammy winning studio album Yummy Yummy, this song stands out amongst the rest. Why, you may ask?
For starters, let’s take a look at the genius lyrics. The intro begins with a heavy bass, opening the gates to heaven once we hear “Fruit salad, yummy yummy.”
Though it grows hard to focus on the meaning of the song because I’m too busy moving my booty, the song quite literally tingles all of my senses.
Continuing with the lyrics, the second verse and fourth verses enable the listener to not only taste, but also smell and touch the fruit. No, seriously.
This song will make you want to reach for that banana, eat up some apples, and devour those grapes. How’s that for a healthy diet?
It’s not a common day occurrence that an artist can make you feel something physically and emotionally. Besides the award-winning lyrics, this song serves choreography. I mean five course meal choreography.
Being a Wiggles stan myself, I was lucky enough to attend their “Get Ready to Wiggle” tour in 2005. The choreography tops anything that you will ever see on TikTok.
The choreography is theatrical, intense, and technically perfect. Picture four men in fruit costumes breaking it down on stage. You’re welcome.
So, forget Charli D’Amelio or Addison Rae, The Wiggles are versatile dancers and singers who would steal the throne of these TikTok stars at any given moment.
Now that we’re talking cultural impact, this song redefined culture.
The Wiggles inspired families across the globe to throw away the processed sugars and replace them with natural sugar from yummy fruits.
This song also created a new form of fashion. Everywhere you walked in the early 2000s, everyone was wearing monochrome bright colored outfits, just like their favorite fruit.
Furthermore, this song inspired an entire religion. This healthy religion is called Yummism and is practiced in countries all over the world.
The religion’s core tenets are “Do it the healthy way,” “Make fruit salad each day,” and “Dance your heart away.”
Ever since I began practicing this religion, I have never felt more connected and thankful for this life of mine.
So, ‘Fruit Salad’ had the power to move bodies, encourage healthier diets, and even create a mindful religion.
I don’t know where I would be today without The Wiggles. Each of these talented singers, dancers, and musicians poured their soul into this song so they could make a change.
So, if you have any taste at all, #streamfruitsalad.