Song Lyric Sunday | “Tequila” – Pee wee Herman Dance

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “drink.” 

Still stretching the theme to something to drink, there’s no way I could pass up the iconic dance scene from the 1985 big screen hit, Pee wee’s Big Adventure.
In the movie, Pee-wee enters a biker bar for one large wine and to make a phone call, but the outlaw motorcycle club threatens to kill him after he accidentally knocks over their motorcycles. Pee-wee makes a last request, dancing to the song Tequila. His dance wins over the bikers, who give him a motorcycle for his journey. (Pee-wee crashes his motorcycle immediately afterwards.)
The version of Tequila used in the movie is the original recorded by 50s group The Champs, and written by band member Danny Flores (as Chuck Rio). It was a number one song in 1958 and won the 1959 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.
“Tequila” is the song’s only lyric.


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Compiled from,  Genius Lyrics, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Google.

13 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Tequila” – Pee wee Herman Dance

  1. This song makes me think of The Sandlot when all the boys decide to have some chewing tobacco and then ride the ferris wheel. It obviously didn’t go well. It is a fun song. Thanks so much for sharing!


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