Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Song Of The Day

Belafonte

Originally a simple traditional Jamaican folk song about workers loading bananas onto ships at night and waiting to get paid before they finally go home and rest, “Day-O” was made popular by Harry Belafonte back in 1956 and since, the song was covered numerous times and its catchy chorus as well as its fun, bouncing rhythm have now become unavoidable. It was the 1988 film Beetlejuice, however, which introduced many (us including) to the track in one very amusing, iconic scene.

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