Yakety Yak
The Coasters

With Lyrics to ~Sing A Long~

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"Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for the Coasters and released on Atco Records in 1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and a week as number one on the Top 100 pop list. This song was one of a string of singles released by the Coasters between 1957 and 1959 that dominated the charts, making them one of the biggest performing acts of the rock and roll era.

The threatened punishment for not taking out the garbage and sweeping the floor is, in the song's humorous lyrics: "You ain't gonna rock and roll no more," "Yakety yak. Don't talk back." In the last verse, the parents order their son to tell his "hoodlum friend" outside in the car, that he will not be allowed to go out with him at all for a ride.

Arnold Shaw summarized the Coasters enormous prominence in his book "The Rockin 50s" (Plenum Publ., 1974): "If rock n roll had produced nothing but the Coasters and Leiber and Stoller, it would still have commanded attention as the sound embodiment of a time and generation. They reflected the world of the young with understanding, good humor, and social insight. This was rock n roll at its best - ebullient, energizing, entertaining, expressive, and danceable..."
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Yakety Yak
The Coasters (1958)

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