Song: Yes! We Have No Bananas
YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS is one of the best-loved novelty songs of all time. It was introduced on Broadway by Eddie Cantor in the musical revue "Make It Snappy" and caused such a sensation that the audience demanded that Cantor repeat it for a quarter of an hour! There were no less than five hit versions in 1923 by Billy Jones (No. 1), Ben Salvin (No. 1), the Great White Way Orchestra (No. 3), Benny Krueger (No. 8) and Sam Lanin (No. 15) - and even a sequel, "I`ve got the `Yes! We Have No Bananas` Blues" (No. 2 in 1923 for the aforementioned Mr. Cantor). Novelty musician Spike Jones and His City Slickers revived this tale of a push-cart vendor on the streets of New York in August 1950.