Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie…Bijou bikini?

13 Jul

That she actually wore for the first time today

Today’s Word:

Bijou (adj) – Something small or delicate

Musical Example

Everyone knows the tune and the famous bijou bikini. It is itsy bitsy and teenie weenie and yellow and polka dot and did I mention a bikini. The song, which tells the tale of a shy girl who is afraid to let people see her in her small bikini, is an infectious and cheery tune that can seriously embarrass you if you know all of the lyrics and tend to often tell people, “what she wore.” But, I don’t care. I am not ashamed and neither should bikini girl.

The song was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and was first released in June of 1960 by Brian Hyland. It skyrocketed to #1 on the U.S. charts in August of the same year.

The song also was more than just a superficial diddy. It also incited a large increase in bikini sales, which were still looked at as risqué in the early 60s. It is cited as being one of the earliest contributors to the acceptance of the suit in society.

One Response to “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie…Bijou bikini?”

  1. Kristen July 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I love how one song can make girls go crazy and start wearing a polka dot bikini to parties. Back in the day they didn’t wear that kind of stuff or even tiny tops and bottoms. They were more modest which I think is the most beautiful look on a woman.

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