Rubber Duckie, You’re The One

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Today we have a little yellow duck, which became a bit of cultural icon with the help of Ernie from Sesame Street and his signature song, “Rubber Duckie.” It actually reached number 16 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” list in 1970 and was even nominated for a Grammy award. The song was ridiculously catchy fun for little kids, like myself, to sing constantly until told to leave the room. For anyone who missed this piece of music history, Ernie sings the song in a bathtub to his duck. It’s an incredibly short song with lines like “when I squeeze you, you make noise” and delicious rhymes like “I find a little fellow who’s cute and yellow and chubby, rub a dub dubby.” Though light on lyrics, not many kids knew all the words so they would just repeat the first couple of lines over and over again making the song even more irritating. But the popularity…

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