My interest was piqued by the project's absurdity (and the mention of $20,000).
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2008
Parry Gripp's YouTube phenomenon "Do You Like Waffles?" hits the big time with it's very own album, a collection of 24 deliciously mad and 100% kid friendly jingles on Oglio Records, A Fontana/Universal distributed label. The video for "Do You Like Waffles?" (animated by Nathan Mazur) has become one of this year's true YouTube viral sensations. Fans have created over 2,100 direct video responses of their own version of the video accounting for nearly 10 million views. This doesn't include the several thousand other "...Waffles" videos that are not directly linked to the official video or at the other video sites where the song is posted!
Making a video response to the mind bending catchiness of "Do You Like Waffles?" has become a virtual rite of passage for groups of kids. The true viral nature of the YouTube buzz has also led to a deal with Hallmark Cards where composer Parry Gripp will supply music for their Hoops & YoYo franchise. Watch the "Do You Like Waffles?" video at http://www.youtube.com/oglio.
Parry, best known for composing the theme to the international television hit, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, with his band Nerf Herder, was contacted by an advertising firm who was looking for a song to help promote a frozen waffle product that came with its own dipping sauce. "My interest was piqued by the project's absurdity (and the mention of $20,000)." After Nerf Herder classics like "Van Halen", "Mr. Spock", and "Sorry", Parry turned his focus to jingles. "My first attempt was, 'Do You Like Waffles?', which I wrote in five minutes. Bingo, I felt I was at the top of my game and for the first time in a while, I was really enjoying writing music."
Parry has continued writing these madcap jingles ever since and now runs an iTunes Song of the Week campaign at his official site, http://www.parrygripp.com. Go to http://www.oglio.com for 300 dpi cover art, full streaming music and more.
01 - Do You Like Waffles?
02 - One Donut A Day
03 - Fried Chicken
04 - Great Nachos, Great Price
05 - Waffles Are Outrageous
06 - Theme From Melvin The Magic Hotdog
07 - Say Hello To Your Brand New Favorite Pizza
08 - Sandwich
09 - Soup
10 - Dippin'
11 - Midnight Snack
12 - Garbonzo
13 - Pizza Bagel
14 - Hap, Hap, Hap, Happy Birthday
15 - Got To Dip It!
16 - English Muffin
17 - I'm Hungry
18 - Everyone's Dipping
19 - The Ballad Of Melvin The Magic Hotdog
20 - Bran Flakes
21 - Pop It In
22 - Hip, Hip Hoo-Raisin
23 - Do You Like Waffles? (Sing Along Mix)
24 - Do You Like Waffles? (Karaoke Mix)