Dickie Goodman was a creator of novelty records and is considered a pioneer in sampling with his series of “break-in” records beginning with The Flying Saucer in 1956.
In 1975, Goodman peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “Mr. Jaws,” a break-in record in which he interviews several characters from JAWS. The record became Goodman’s biggest-selling hit record.
Sound clip from Mr. JAWS
Mr. JAWS Sound Clip (227K)
Mr. JAWS contains samples from the following songs:
- “Theme from Jaws” by John Williams
- “Dynomite” by Bazuka featuring Tony Camillo
- “Please Mr. Please” by Olivia Newton-John
- “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
- “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by War
- “Get Down Tonight” by K.C. and the Sunshine Band
- “The Hustle” by Van McCoy
- “Love Will Keep Us Together” by The Captain and Tennille
- “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell
- “One of These Nights” by The Eagles
- “Jive Talkin'” by The Bee Gees
- “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc
- “Midnight Blue” by Melissa Manchester
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Mr. JAWS Song Lyrics:
We are here on the beach where a giant shark has just eaten a girl swimmer!
Well Mr. Jaws, how was it?
And what did she say when you grabbed her?
“Please, Mr. Please.”
I know sharks are stupid, but what did you think when you took that first bite?
“How sweet it is.”
Mr. Jaws, before you swim out to sea, have you anything else to say?
“Why can’t we be friends, why can’t we be friends?”
With me now is the local sheriff.
Sheriff Brody, the shark will be back for lunch. What do you intend to do?
“Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!”
Just arriving is oceanographer Matt Hooper.
Sir, if someone is attacked by a shark, what should they do?
“Do the hustle”
We are going aboard the fishing boat of Captain Quint.
Captain, will you be able to catch this giant shark?
“I will!” “I will!” “I will!” (Thank you, captain.) “I will!” (Captain?) “I will!” (Captain!)
“I will!” (Captain!)
When you catch one of these sharks, what do you feel like?
“Like a Rhinestone Cowboy.”
We’ve just sighted the shark again. He’s coming straight for us!
Captain Quint is shouting something at him!
“Get you baby one of these nights!”
Hey Jaws, the captain says he’s going to catch you! What do you think of that?
Uh-oh, here he comes again! (Gun shots) They’ve hit him!
Mr. Jaws, why doesn’t anything seem to hurt you?
“Big boys don’t cry, big boys don’t cry.”
He’s coming right onto the boat! Mr. Jaws, why are you grabbing my hand?
“Wouldn’t you give your hand to a friend?”
No wait! Mr. Jaws! That’s not the way this record is supposed to end! Help! Help!
(Drowning noises, Theme from “Jaws”)