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CONELRAD: Atomic Platters | Doris Day | Tic Tic Tic [1949]
Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security
Doris Day is magnetic AND radioactive...
Tic Tic Tic: Doris Day
From the Warner Bros. musical "My Dream Is Yours"
Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Ralph Blaine [ 1949 ]

Young, fresh and radiant Doris Day comes to Hollywood to audition for a network radio show called "Hour of Enchantment." For reasons known only to her promoter (played by Jack Carson), on her big day, she belts out a love song about a Geiger counter. Day sings the undeniably catchy tune with such enthusiasm she wins everyone (even Eve Arden) over but the show's sponsor. The fatcat dismisses it as "boogie woogie" and "too modern."

SOME SAMPLE LYRICS:
Oh, give me your attention there is a new invention

It isn't any larger than an adding machine

It came about because they made a big atomic bomb

The new invention's clicking and because of all this ticking I know where the idea came from

I tic, tic, tic, why do I tic, tic, tic?

I tic, tic, tic an electric tic when I feel a realistic tic

You're such an attractive hick, give me a radioactive tic

it's distracting the way you stick, but love, love, love makes me tic, tic, tic...

Because this is a musical - and a Warner Bros. musical at that - eventually even the sponsor is charmed by Miss Day's radioactive pep.

This curious artifact is available on Rhino Movie Music's DORIS DAY, IT'S MAGIC: HER EARLY YEARS AT WARNER BROS released on CD in 1998.


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