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Old 06-28-2014, 07:00 AM
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Does anybody else remember the "Chicken Fat" song that is in the new iphone commercial? I had the TV on as background noise this week and heard it as I was puttering around and started singing with it. Boy did those old brain cells get re-activated.

A bunch of us oldsters at zumba were talking about it and couldn't remember where or when we heard it. I looked it up and I guess it was popular as music to exercise to in P.E. class in the late 60's -early 70's. I must have been listening and singing instead of doing my jumping jacks because it was pretty entrenched in my brain!


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Old 06-28-2014, 07:02 AM
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Go you chicken fat go away, go you chicken fat go!

Sit up,every morning, 10 times! Not just, once or twice!

Now it's stuck in my head! Maybe it will get me moving today! !
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:14 AM
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Yes! It's funny, but I remembered it from when I was a kid, but my husband didn't. And he's older! Go, you chickenfat, go!
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:20 AM
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we still have the chicken fat video in my school library. the kids love to do it!
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DH is 41, I'm 45
Old 06-28-2014, 07:30 AM
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We were watching TV the other day, and he looks at me with a very trouble look on his face and asks,"Are they saying 'go you chicken fat, go'?"

Now I must go find the video online to freak him out with. I'll tell him I tossed out all my Leslie Sansone videos because I like this one better.


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Old 06-28-2014, 07:59 AM
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Yup, we exercised to it in gym class and loved it. I am 56 years old so that puts me in gym class in that time frame.
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This was the song...
Old 06-28-2014, 08:19 AM
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we exercised to in the gym every time it rained. I have a clear picture in my head of the weather outside and me in my assigned row in the gym every time this commercial comes on. My husband, who is the same age as I am, has no memory of it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:58 AM
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This is the first thing we did in p.e., way back in the day.

The p.e. teachers would watch us like hawks. Anyone who did not participate would have to do laps around the gym....still have the feeling that I MUST do the exercises to the song
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:30 AM
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I'm 52. We didn't use is in gym class but my family must have had the single 45 record for it. Mom would put it on when I was little and exercise (only as long as that song - ha)!
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:58 AM
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I am 47...and clearly remember exercising to that song in PE (except we called it gym back then, haha).

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that commercial!!!!


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Definitely!
Old 06-28-2014, 01:03 PM
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It was an old favorite - when we went to PE we loved "Chicken Fat" - it was on a RECORD then!!

My DH who is 2 years older than me didn't remember it.

My oldest brother is 18 years older than me and was a PE teacher. He used to use it with his classes!
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:10 PM
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You just had to go and mention that song......it is imbedded into my brain and repeats itself over and over. Yes, I remember it from my childhood.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:13 PM
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those days. I thought that I was the only one whose memory of the lyrics was nearly engrained. My mother was our PE teacher at one point and she used it at least once or more each week as our warm up. I sure hated being the teacher's kid! The other kids tortured me all the time.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:08 PM
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to find it for my kids
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:32 PM
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I know that song well. We spent many a 7th grade gym class exercising to that song!
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:43 PM
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maybe it's a regional thing? i'm 45, in idaho, and had never heard it, but i enjoy it when the commercial's on. (i'm not big on all that "new-fangled technology mumbo-jumbo" ha! i act older than i am in this arena.....) but i do like the sentiment of the commercial. (i lay down the number of stones for how many laps i want to run at the track each day--i don't need no stinkin' fancy phone!)
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:51 PM
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PE class warmups, 6th grade, 1972, San Diego CA. I loved that record but even at 12 years old, it got repetitive.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:53 PM
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When I was in third or fourth grade we began every morning with this routine. Then it was on a record (1973ish). I still remember every word, and when I see the commercial, it sticks in my brain for hours...Oh shoot, I will be exercising in my dreams now.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:14 PM
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Oh yeah, exercised on every PE day to that song in 5th and 6th grade, and I think for some of middle school too!

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Old 06-29-2014, 05:09 AM
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I remembered that song immediately when I heard it! We had it in gym class in 1970 and I loved it! DH is my age and he did not remember it at all. But he said that obviously the person who made up the commercial remembered it and unearthed it!
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:52 AM
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I remember that song from gym class too! But I am only 32 so my PE teachers must have been a little late with the times! I was in elementary in the late 80's.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:55 AM
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Absolutely true, Yellowflowers. My PE teacher used Chicken Fat as a warm up song and I loved it. That was late 60s early 70s. I have it on CD. It brings back so many fond memories.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:19 AM
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Oh, I loved that crazy song, and yes, we used it in P.E. class. Thanks for bringing back memories! But oh, no! Now I can't get that song out of my head!
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:04 PM
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Sorry everyone! It's stuck in my head too! (I think we need a chicken smilie.)
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:01 PM
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Oh yes I remember it! Mrs. Prerau, 4th grade, 1973-74. Friday afternoon exercise. lol
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