Later Recordings and Performances
Queen played it every gig during their live Magic Tour shows in 1986. It is also featured during the T.Rex jam session with Elton John during the 1972 rock film Born to Boogie. It is the first song on the MC5 album, Back in the USA. The song was covered by Fair Weather in 1970. Sting recorded the tune for the original soundtrack of the 1982 film Party Party.
The Disney Channel ran a DTV music video of the song, set mostly to clips from the 1940 Donald Duck cartoon Mr. Duck Steps Out (Daisy Duck represents the character of the same name in the lyrics), but also the 1942 cartoon Mickey's Birthday Party (with Clara Cluck representing Sue in the lyrics). The song is also featured in the 1987 movie The Brave Little Toaster. The song is featured on the California Raisins soundtrack from their first special, Meet the Raisins. It is sung by Val Kilmer in Top Secret!, and is featured in DJ Hero mixed with "Beats" by Shlomo. WWE's Mean Gene Okerlund covered it, and uses it as his entrance tune. It appears on 1985's The Wrestling Album. The song is performed in Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever. Alvin and the Chipmunks did their rendition of the song in their 1990 T.V. documentary special Rockin' Through the Decades starring Will Smith, and their full version can be heard in their album of the same name. In the 1991 film Flirting, Thandie Newton recites the song lyrics in full at a school debate on the relative importance of the intellectual and physical spheres of human experience. In Season 7 of the American Dancing with the Stars, Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer danced the Jive to this song in week 6 of competition and on Season 13 of the American Dancing with the Stars, J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff danced an instant jive to this song in week 8 of competition.
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