Musical coincidences # 41

February 8, 2010

I was originally going use as many words as possible to express my utter amazement, incredulity, unbelievability etc at today’s coincidence and go on and on about it, but I thought I’d just shut up, get out of the way, and let you hear for yourself:

The Fifth Estate – “Kisses For Breakfast” (1967)


The Beatles – “Drive My Car (1965)


I mean, really!

The Fifth Estate were a US band who had a novelty hit in 1967 with “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead!” (from The Wizard of Oz). The Beatles, on the other hand, you’ve probably heard of. (At least I hope you’ve heard of The Beatles.)

I don’t know what possessed The Fifth Estate to write “Kisses For Breakfast,” but in a way I’m glad that they did. It answers the age-old question: what would a bubblegum version of “Drive My Car” sound like?

As a bonus, here’s The Fifth Estate with their biggest hit:

The Fifth Estate – “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead! (1967)