Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (song)
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is an Academy Award nominated song from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the 1968 musical motion picture. In the film it is sung by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is also featured prominently in Chitty the Musical, which premiered in London at the Palladium in 2002 and on Broadway in 2005 at the newly refurbished Foxwoods Theatre (then the Hilton Theatre). It has been covered by The Shadows, who released an instrumental version in 1997 on the album The Shadows at Abbey Road: The Collectors Edition, by Percy Faith and by Alvin and the Chipmunks (both in 1969) and by Franck Pourcel in 1976.
A version of the song (albeit with lyric changes) was used in a public information film for the DVLA about failure to pay road tax, in which Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was clamped because Caractacus Potts had failed to pay the road tax.
Stage version reprises
The title song is reprised several times throughout the stage version under slightly different names:
- "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Nautical reprise)"
- "Chitty Takes Flight"
- "Chitty Prayer"
- "Chitty Flies Home (Finale)"
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