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The Nicest Kids in Town Lyrics

"The Nicest Kids in Town" is track #2 on the album Hairspray. It was written by Marc Shaiman;scott Wittman.
"The Nicest Kids in Town" is track #2 on the album Hairspray. It was written by Marc Shaiman;scott Wittman.

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Hey there, Teenage Baltimore
Don't change that channel
'Cause it's time for the Corny Collins Show
Brought to you by Ultra Clutch Hairspray

Oh, every afternoon
When the clock strikes four
(Bop bee ba, ba ba ba ba ba, bee ba)
A crazy bunch of kids crash
Through that door, yeah
(Bop bee ba, ba ba ba ba ba, bee ba)

They throw off their coats
And leave the squares behind
And then they shake it, shake it, shake it
Like they're losing their mind
You'll never see them frown
'Cause they're the nicest kids in town

Oh, every afternoon you turn your TV on
(Na, na na na na, na na na na)
Yeah, we know you turn the sound up
When your parents are gone, yeah
(Na, na na na na, na na na na)

Then you twist and shout for your favorite star
And when you've practiced every step
That's in your repertoire
You better come on down
And meet the nicest kids in town

Nice white kids who like to lead the way
And once a month we have our Negro Day
And I'm the man who keeps it spinning round
Mr. Corny Collins with the latest
Greatest Baltimore sound

So every afternoon drop everything
(Bop bee ba, ba ba ba ba ba, bee ba)
Who needs to read and write
When you can dance and sing?
(Bop bee ba, ba ba ba ba ba, bee ba)

Forget about your Algebra and Calculus
You can always do your homework on the morning bus
Can't tell a verb from a noun
They're the nicest kids in town

R-r-roll call

I'm Amber, Brad, Tammy, Fender, Brenda, Sketch
Shelly, IQ, Lou Ann, Joey
Mikey, Nikki, Becky, Chris, Jessi, Ella, Holly
Noreen, Laureen and I'm Link

So, if every night you're shaking
As you lie in bed, shake it, baby
(Pony pony, ooh, pony pony)
And the bass and drums
Are pounding in your head
(Pony pony, ooh, pony pony)

Who cares about sleep
When you can snooze in school?
I'll never get to college
But you'll sure look cool
Don't need a cap or a gown
When you're the nicest kids in town

Yeah, they're the nicest, nicest
They're the nicest, nicest
Well, they're the sugar 'n' spicest
Nicest kids in, kids in town

Songwriters
Marc Shaiman;Scott Wittman

Published by
WALLI WOO ENTERTAINMENT;WINDING BROOK WAY MUSIC

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