Song: Yes! We Have No Bananas

Written by Irving Conn, Frank Silver

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.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  The Fireside Singers save license this
recording details  The French Charleston Orchestra save license this
recording details  Chris Howland save license this
recording details  Spike Jones save license this
recording details  The Mulberry Fruit Co. save license this
recording details  Louis Prima save license this
recording details  Willi Rose save license this
recording details  The United Fruit Co. save license this