|Written by|| Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly,|
Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson
|Source||The Surfaris' "Surfer Joe" B-side|
|Publisher||Miraleste Music, Robin Hood Music Co.|
"Wipe Out" is a 1962 song first recorded by the Surfaris, who were elevated to international status with the release of the "Surfer Joe" single, with "Wipe Out" as the B-side.
The song was performed by the Muppets' drummer, Animal, on the 1993 Muppet Beach Party album. Animal's version was also released as a single. In the UK the single reached number 39 in the UK charts. The Muppet Show theme was the B-Side and the CD also had Mahna Mahna included. It was also on cassette and a Limited Edition 7" vinyl picture disc. BMG mailed out a postcard to advertise the release and a poster was also printed for in store advertising.
The image was also printed on a T-Shirt in the UK by Black Cat Communications. However only a few were printed as the printer broke.
A music video was produced and broadcast on VH1, with Animal rocking out over old footage from 1960s beach movies.