Theme song for the dating game
"Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.
The 1997-2001 Nickelodeon TV show The Angry Beavers had a theme song reminiscent of "Spanish Flea".He says they refuse to play Spanish Flea when it's requested because "it's not a real Mexican song." __________________ 'Never say "no" to adventure. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.' -- Commander Caractacus Pott, R. "Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. 24 and gaining a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental. For the life of me, I thought "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass was used as a game show theme. I remember Spanish Flea being played on The Dating Game; but I think [b]astorian[/i] is right, that it was incidental music. I don't think "Spanish Flea" was ever the theme song of either "Newlywed Game" or "Dating Game," but I think "The Dating Game" used it as incidental music while the bachelorette made up her mind, and while the announcer described the wonderful vacation to Burbank or Inglewood that the lucky couple would get to go on.The song and recording also achieved some modernist "kitsch" notoriety when it was used in the cartoon show The Simpsons, with the main character, Homer Simpson, singing an out-of-tune vocal rendition in his happier moments.
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In the United States, the song is closely associated with the long-running game show The Dating Game, for which it served as the "Bachelor’s Theme".
The song was also recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on their 1966 debut album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66.
In an episode of Supernatural, the song is played when a pair of demons call Crowley (the King of Hell) from a hunter's trap.