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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - EP

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For the young'ns that can't seem to appreciate a classic......

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is a Christmas novelty song written by John Coctoasten and performed by Gayla Peevey (11 years old at the time) in 1953. According to legend, she was a regional child star of the Oklahoma City area. This 1953 hit was recorded as a fund-raiser to bring the city zoo a hippo. When released nationally by Columbia Records the song shot to the top of the charts, and the city zoo got a baby hippo named Matilda."

For all the people who think the JoBros did it better..

First of all...this is the ORIGINAL. the Jonas Brothers took it from THIS ARTIST who sang it YEARS before they did. Don't get me wrong...I love the Jonas Brothers as much as the next person...but bashing a classic artist? Just to let you know...the Jonas Brothers would have never had found the song if the ORIGINAL artist hadn't of sung it FIRST. So don't be all "OMJ The Jonas Brothers version should be here and not this horrible thing" because without this great and catchy song..the Jonas Brothers WOULD HAVE NEVER OF HAD THIS SONG TO just deal. Don't talk about the Jonas Brothers and bash this girl who at a very young age sang this song....just go and rate a different album..and leave the classics alone. [[Just a note: I am a HUGE Jonas Brothers fan...but im not a teenie bopper AND I saw them BEFORE they signed with I feel, in my opinion, I have a little perspective on this. So there.]]


I love the hippopotamus song! It is so cute!

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