Loading...

Jimmy Cross - I Want My Baby Back (1965)

83,470 views

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Apr 20, 2011

Novelty Song. Parody of teenage tragedy songs of the 50's and early 60's. One parody that looms large in the genre's legend is Jimmy Cross' 1965 novelty, "I Want My Baby Back". The singer narrates a traffic crash that at first glance seems to be the one described in J. Frank Wilson's "Last Kiss", but is revealed to be another angle of the fatal crash at the climax of The Shangri-Las' #1 hit "Leader of the Pack"; the singer is the sole survivor, and his girlfriend was fatally dismembered by the impact ("Over there was my baby.. and over there was my baby.. and way over there was my baby"!). After months of unabated grief, the distraught singer, in an apparent fit of insanity, decides that he is going to have his girl back "one way or another". With realistic sound effects, he unearths her grave, crawls into her coffin, and closes the lid for a muffled final chorus of "I Got My Baby Back."

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...