Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring ring banana phone! – Er, apples and bananas?

apple and banana phone made with marshmallow numbers, banana handle, apple base, and red candy twizzler for cord

Ding, dong, ding dong, ding, banana phone!


Actually, here, have some lyrics. Watch the videos. Sing along. Have a blast for a couple minutes. Invite the kids over. Giggle lots.

Here’s the sped up version that you should’ve seen across the webs somewhere in the last few years.


Banana Phone Lyrics


Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Banana phone
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Banana phone
I've got this feeling, so appealing,
for us to get together and sing. Sing!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone
Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding donana phone
It grows in bunches, I've got my hunches,
It's the best! Beats the rest!
Cellular, modular, interactivodular!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone
Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping panana phone
It's no baloney, it ain't a p(h)ony
My cellular bananular phone!

Don't need quarters, don't need dimes,
to call a friend of mine!
Don't need computer or TV,
to have a real good time!
I'll call for pizza. I'll call my cat.
I'll call the white house, have a chat!
I'll place a call around the world, operator get me Beijing-jing-jing-jing!

(Soprano Sax Solo)

Play that thing!
(Piano Solo)

Whooo Hooo!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Banana phone
Ying yang ying yang ying yang ying yonana phone
It's a real live mama and papa phone,
a brother and sister and a dogaphone,
a grandpa phone and a grammophone too! Oh yeah!
My cellular, bananular phone!

Banana phone, ring ring ring!
(It's a phone with a peel!)
Banana phone, ring ring ring!
(Now you can have your phone and eat it too!)
Banana phone, ring ring ring!
(This song drives me bananas!)

Is Banana Phone not your style? Well then how about Apples and Bananas instead? I like to eat, eat, eat… 

Now this brings back memories of Barney. I used to babysit a little girl who loved this song and it wasn’t uncommon for me to slow it down to sing her to sleep with it….or for me to speed it up and catch myself singing it while I worked at the library. Yeah, I was weird back then, too. ><

And you can thank the lovely Meaghan at Edible Eats for featuring Jill’s banana and apple phone picture at the top of this post. I couldn’t help but sing banana phone when I first saw it….and then as I was posting, realized it’s technically an apple *and* banana. 

Maybe I could combine the two? *sings*  Eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat…..apple banana phone! 


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