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Sparks Minnie Mouse

Sparks' live performance of the song (2008).

"Minnie Mouse" is the seventh track from the 1983 album Mickey Mouse Splashdance. It was written and performed by LA-based rock band Sparks after the minor regional radio success of their 1982 song "Mickey Mouse".

Sparks consists of primary songwriter and keyboardist Ron Mael, and his brother, singer Russell Mael. They were likely accompanied by Bob Haag on guitar, Leslie Bohem on bass guitar, James Goodwin on additional keyboards, and David Kendrick on drums, who were their backing band at the time.

Lyrics

She's the woman of the year!
(Minnie Mouse)
And the woman with the ears!
(Minnie Mouse)
You can say she's just a mouse!
(Just a mouse!)
The Taj Mahal is just a house;
(What a house!)

Minnie, Minnie,
I like Minnie!

George and Martha Washington,
(Minnie Mouse)
Ozzie had his Harriet,
(Minnie Mouse)
And beside the greatest mouse
(You know who!)
Stands a beaming Minnie Mouse
(Dressed in blue!)

Minnie, Minnie,
Je t'aime, Minnie!

[INTERLUDE]

CHORUS:
Minnie Mouse, we've never met,
But to me you're Juliet!
Minne Mouse, don't ever change!
Minnie Mouse, don't every change!

Minnie, where'd you learn to act?
(Minnie Mouse)
Minnie, where'd you learn to dance?
(Minnie Mouse)
She's a real rarity
(In this day!)
Everything comes naturally
(I would say!)

Minnie, Minnie,
I like Minnie!

[INTERLUDE]

CHORUS:
Minnie Mouse, we've never met,
But to me you're Juliet!
Minnie Mouse, don't ever change!
Minnie Mouse, don't every change!

Minnie, where'd you get that dress?
(Minnie Mouse)
It's Parisian, I would guess?!
(Minnie Mouse)
Minnie, where'd you get that smile?
(It's so neat!)
You could make my life worthwhile!
(And complete!)

Minnie, Minnie,
I like Minnie!

She can sing and act and dance!
(Minnie Mouse)
She looks good in skirts or pants!
(Minnie Mouse)
She is loved in any land!
(Minnie Mouse)
But I am her biggest fan!
(Minnie Mouse)

(Minnie Mouse)
(Minnie Mouse)
(Minnie Mouse)
(Minnie Mouse)

Trivia

  • Sparks also created a song titled "Mickey Mouse", appearing on their 1982 album, Angst In My Pants.
  • According to Sparks singer Russell Mael, "We did the Mickey Mouse song on [Angst In My Pants], and at first there was some controversy, we got a lot of flak from the Disney people in Los Angeles..." continuing "And then all of the sudden the record started getting played a lot on the radio in LA, and it was actually a good thing, and was helping to advertise their theme park for them, and then they actually approached us to do another song. They said 'You guys got anything else like that "Mickey Mouse" thing? Perhaps, I dunno, uh, "Minnie Mouse"?'. So, we said, 'yeah, of course'."
  • The song has only been played live once, during the Sparks Spectacular in 2008, in which Sparks played all of their albums (up to that point) in their entirety, with rarities as encores each night. "Minnie Mouse" was played as the encore on the 11th night, in which they played Angst In My Pants.
  • David Kendrick, who likely played drums on the track, would later go on to join Devo from 1987 to 1991, and on-and-off from 1996 to 2004.


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Media
Short Films: Mickey Mouse seriesDonald Duck seriesGoofy seriesPluto seriesChip and Dale series

Feature Length Films: Fantasia Saludos Amigos The Three Caballeros Fun and Fancy Free Melody Time DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Disney's The Twelve Days of Christmas A Goofy Movie Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Fantasia 2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of MouseMickey's House of VillainsMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
Television: The Mickey Mouse Club The Wonderful World of Disney DuckTales Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Darkwing Duck Goof Troop Quack Pack Mickey's Fun SongsMickey Mouse WorksHouse of MouseMickey Mouse ClubhouseMinnie's Bow-ToonsMickey Mouse DuckTalesMickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Legend of the Three Caballeros Mickey Go Local The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Funhouse Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life

Disney Parks
Mickey's ToontownMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Parade: Main Street Electrical Parade
Fireworks: Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightDisney Dreams!HarmonioUSCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandWorld of ColorWe Love Mickey!

Characters
The Sensational Six: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPluto

Secondary characters: Chip and DalePeteClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarHuey, Dewey, and LouieScrooge McDuckLudwig Von Drake
Characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios: Oswald the Lucky RabbitOrtensiaJ. P. WhiskersHomer the CatBunny ChildrenClara CluckThe Mad DoctorMortimer MouseThe Three Little PigsBig Bad WolfLittle Red Riding HoodYen SidMagic BroomsJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesHumphrey the BearMax GoofJ. Audubon WoodloreFigaroBootle BeetleButch the BulldogFifi the PekeDinah the DachshundAracuan BirdSalty the SealLouie the Mountain LionRajaBearSpike the BeeLonesome GhostsWillie the GiantWeaselsPeter PigMammy Two ShoesWitch HazelDonna DuckWilbur the GrasshopperP.J.Pluto's Kid BrotherPluto's Quin-pupletsPluto JuniorClariceKat NippDolores the ElephantBobo the ElephantGopherBent-Tail the CoyoteBent-Tail JuniorMilton the CatPluto's AngelPluto's Devil
Characters from comic stories: Phantom BlotMorty and Ferdie FieldmouseChief O'HaraMillie and Melody MouseGyro GearlooseGus GooseBeagle BoysDaisy's parentsGrandma DuckGladstone GanderMagica De SpellFlintheart GlomgoldJohn D. RockerduckHortense McDuckQuackmore DuckSylvester ShysterTrudy Van TubbFelicity FieldmouseApril, May, and JuneDella DuckMoby DuckHortense
Characters from Disney Television Animation: Launchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackMa BeagleBentina BeakleyDuckworthGizmoDuckBubba the Cave DuckGadget HackwrenchMonterey JackZipperFat CatDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardPeg PetePistol PeteRoxanneBobby ZimmeruskiSylvia MarpoleBradley Uppercrust IIITankBaby ShelbyThe TroubadourToodlesCuckoo-LocaBilly BeagleXandraBaron Von Sheldgoose
Characters from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: Duffy the Disney BearShellieMay the Disney BearGelatoniStellaLouCookieAnn'Olu MelTippyBlueLinaBellMr. Easter BunnyMrs. Easter Bunny

Key artists
Producers and directors: Walt Disney • Burt Gillett • Wilfred JacksonDavid HandDick HuemerJack HannahJack KingJack KinneyClyde GeronimiCharles A. NicholsBill JusticeTad StonesRoy E. DisneyBobs GannawayPaul Rudish

Designers and animators: Ub IwerksNorman FergusonLes ClarkArt BabbittDick LundyFrank ThomasOllie JohnstonFred MooreFred SpencerFloyd GottfredsonHamilton LuskeTed OsborneAl TaliaferroCarl BarksWard KimballWolfgang ReithermanDon RosaAndreas DejaMark HennMichael Peraza Jr. • Robert Griggs • Eric Goldberg
Composers: Carl Stalling • Frank ChurchillOliver WallacePaul SmithAlbert Hay MalotteJimmie Dodd • Stephen James Taylor • Mark Watters • Christopher Willis
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1920s
Plane CrazyThe Gallopin' GauchoSteamboat WillieThe Barn DanceWhen the Cat's AwayThe PlowboyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooWild Waves
1930s
The Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Gorilla MysteryThe PicnicPioneer DaysThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Grocery BoyBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryThe Klondike KidBuilding a BuildingMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PlotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Pet StoreThe Steeple ChaseShanghaiedCamping OutMickey's SteamrollerTwo-Gun MickeyOn IceMickey's RivalHawaiian HolidayBrave Little TailorMickey's Surprise Party
1940s
The Little WhirlwindThe Nifty NinetiesMickey's Birthday PartyOut of the Frying Pan Into the Firing LineFirst AidersBath DayFigaro and FrankieMickey's Delayed DatePluto's Sweater
1950s-Present
Pluto and the GopherMickey's Christmas CarolRunaway BrainElectric HolidayGet a Horse!
Songs
While Strolling Through the ParkMinnie MouseDon't Go Breaking My HeartMinnie's Bow-tique
Attractions
Totally MinnieMinnie Oh! Minnie! Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime FireworksIt’s Very Minnie!Minnie's Style Studio
See Also
Totally MinnieMinnie's Bow-ToonsMickey's 90th Spectacular
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