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Written by Dallas Frazier
Date 1960
Publisher Alley Music Corp.; Dimensional Songs of the Knoll; Gary S. Paxton Publications Inc.; Kavelin Music; Trio Music Co. Inc.
Caveman

"Alley Oop" is written about the titular character in the American comic strip "Alley Oop," which was created in 1932 by V.T. Hamlin. In 1960, the song was a #1 pop hit for the group The Hollywood Argyles; several competing versions also charted at the same time.

A caveman performed "Alley Oop" as the UK Spot in episode 516 of The Muppet Show. Some prehistoric pigs sing backup as Animal attempts to clobber a saber-toothed tiger, a bear, and a brontosaurus. The number ends with Animal knocking the caveman unconscious.

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