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Ok, time for a silly question since Songfacts was basically founded on the Beatles, and the Beatles made the phrase yeah, yeah, yeah famous - It won't be long probably has the most yeah's with She loves you a close second, -my question is what songs by other bands used yeah yeah's. - hey, I said is was silly did'nt I? ::

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Tommy James and the Shandells' "Mony Mony" and it's various remakes have an absurd amount of "yeah"'s, and Jim Morrison has a tendency to say the phrase "alright, yeah" in a few of his Doors songs. That's all I can think of at the moment, I've got "California Girls" stuck in my head, preventing me from thinking of anything else creative.

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It is usually 'yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah' or 'yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah', but Steve Miller uses 4 or 5 yeahs for emphasis in good percentage of his songs.

"Living in the U.S.A", "Jet Airliner", "Space Cowboy", "Your Saving Grace" are a few examples.

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Believe it or not, Peggy Lee recorded a Louis Prima jump-blues song called "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" in 1951 (Capitol F1428). Five years later, this kind of music was being labeled as "rock and roll." An amazing record. Lee would have been right at home on the Atlantic label, or as a vocalist with Johnny Otis!

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