Song Lyric Sunday 2nd May: Fix

Welcome to Jim’s musical challenge!
Here are the revised “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

OK then. This week we have Fix or Make songs.
How could I NOT go with this???
Novelty songs were all the rage at one time and this one hit the number one spot in 2000.

Can We Fix It?” is the name of the theme song from the children’s television programme Bob the Builder. It was written by Paul K. Joyce and produced by Hot Animation. The song’s title is derived from the catchphrase of the programme’s titular character, and the chorus of the song features this phrase prominently, as well as the response, “Yes we can!” Vocals on the song are provided by Neil Morrissey, who voiced Bob at the time of the track’s recording. It was released as a single on 4 December 2000 in the United Kingdom.

“Can We Fix It?” became the UK Christmas number one single of 2000, beating Westlife’s “What Makes a Man” to the top spot. It was the biggest-selling single of the year in the United Kingdom, appearing 10th on the decade-end chart and 80th on the all-time UK best-sellers list. The song has sold over one million copies in the United Kingdom according to the Official Charts Company . On 13 August 2001, the song was released in Australia and reached number one that September, becoming the ninth-best-selling single of the year there.

A second single by Bob the Builder, “Mambo No. 5”, with the lyrics adapted from Lou Bega’s 1999 hit version, also reached number one on the UK chart in September 2001. An album entitled The Album followed, which debuted at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart.

Source WIKI

I remember it well because one of the guys I worked with loved it and was always singing it, so at the Christmas Party I asked for it to be played as a ‘special request’. Sadly the DJ did not seem to be amused as it’s not exactly a dance record, and he didn’t have it anyway, but we all had a good night and that’s what mattered.
So, on the off chance that  ‘Cooperman’ is reading this, this is for you. Happy Days!

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the builder
Yes we can!

Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too
Lofty and Wendy join the crew
Bob and the gang have so much fun
Working together, they get the job done

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the Builder
Yes, we can!

Pilchard and Bird, Travis and Spud
Playing together like good friends should

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the Builder
Yes, we can

Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too
Lofty and Wendy join the crew
Bob and the gang have so much fun
Working together, they get the job done

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the Builder
Yes, we can!

Pilchard and Bird, Travis and Spud
Playing together like good friends should

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it?
Bob the Builder
Yes, we can

Lyrics courtesy lyrics.com

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 2nd May: Fix

  1. sandmanjazz says:

    This was popular on the “dance floor” at The Wheel at Worfield, although the audience tended to modify the reply to “can we fix it”

  2. You got me with this one Di. I had not heard it before. I bet all the Bobs who were builders loved it too ☺️👍💕

  3. I never watched this, but it looks like a cute show. My dad was able to fix a lot of things and there seemed to be no job that he wouldn’t handle, as he did brick laying, carpentry, plumbing, landscaping and many other things. I wish I had paid more attention and turned out more like him.

    • My Dad was a master builder, and my brother is a great all rounder and excellent plasterer, though he doesn’t touch gas or electrics. Hubby is good too, if it’s got a three pin plug on it, he can usually fix it, but he does a lot of other things too, though he won;t touch gas either and will leave that to the professionals. Very useful in the DIY department!

  4. I did not realize I missed hearing that song!

  5. John Holton says:

    A pox on that DJ!

    • haha! From what I remember he wasn’t exactly a barrel of laughs John, but his choice of music wasn’t bad. It was the last party I attended as I was made redundant the following year.

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