The Horror Honeys: Slasher Honey Jam - 'Diddy Doo Wop'

Slasher Honey Jam - 'Diddy Doo Wop'

Charlie liked the Beatles
Sam, he liked Rich Girl
But I'm still hung up on the duke of earl
Reaching for the handle
I'm slicing through the air
Oh, the doo wop voices everywhere
And oh, the Duke is singing
Diddy doo wop, oh oh oh oh oh
Diddy doo wop, oh oh oh

Well, it's the voice that I hear at the subway stop

Keep singing, diddy doo wop

In the summer of 1976, the people of New York called it The Summer of Sam. David Berkowitz was on a murderous rampage, attacking several women and killing six. When he was finally brought to justice, Berkowitz blamed the killing spree on his neighbors dog, who Berkowitz claimed was possessed by an ancient demon that told Berkowitz to commit murder. Berkowitz also insisted that Hall and Oates’ soul-pop hit “Rich Girl” helped motivate him to commit murder, despite the fact that the band released the song long after the first attacks had been committed. In response to this, Hall and Oates responded to the claim by writing a song that directly tied their music to a murderer, but on their terms. ~HH