“Iko Iko ~ The Dixie Cups Lyrics” 

06 Mar

“Iko Iko” (/ˈaɪkoʊ ˈaɪkoʊ/) is a much-covered New Orleans song that tells of a parade collision between two “tribes” of Mardi Gras Indians and the traditional confrontation. The song, under the original title “Jock-A-Mo”, was written and released as a single in 1953 by Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters that failed to make the charts. The song first became popular in 1965 by the female pop group The Dixie Cups, who scored an international hit with “Iko Iko”. In 1967 as part of a lawsuit settlement between “Sugar Boy” James Crawford and the Dixie Cups, the trio were given part songwriting credit to the song. In 1972, Dr. John had a minor hit with his version of “Iko Iko”. The most successful charting version in the UK was recorded by Scottish singer Natasha England who took her 1982 version into the top 10. “Iko Iko” became an international hit again twice more, the first being the Belle Stars in June 1982 and again with Captain Jack in 2001.


Posted by on March 6, 2017 in 1950s, music



3 responses to ““Iko Iko ~ The Dixie Cups Lyrics” 

  1. davidprosser

    March 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    This was the best version for me.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    March 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I agree David, and it is the most memorable! Smiles and Hugs!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kristi Ann

    March 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I own this on CD I remember them!! <3



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