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"Oogie Boogie's Song" is a song sung by Oogie Boogie in Disney's 1993 stop-motion animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. It features Oogie Boogie torturing and gloating to his new captive, Santa Claus.

The song was performed by Oogie Boogie and Santa Claus' voice actors, Ken Page and Ed Ivory, respectively, with a chorus doing some backing vocals.

Lyrics

Well, well, well, what have we here?
Sandy Claws, huh? Ooh, I'm really scared!
So you're the one everybody's talkin' about!
Ha, ha, ha, ha!

You're jokin', you're jokin'
I can't believe my eyes
You're jokin' me, you gotta be
This can't be the right guy.

He's ancient, he's ugly
I don't know which is worse
I might just split a seam now
If I don't die laughing first.

When Mr. Oogie Boogie says
There's trouble close at hand
You'd better pay attention now
'Cause I'm the Boogie Man.

And if you aren't shakin'
There's something very wrong
'Cause this may be the last time
You hear the Boogie Song

Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
I'm/he's the Oogie Boogie Man

Release me now or you must face
The dire consequences
The children are expecting me
So please, come to your senses

You're jokin', you're jokin'
I can't believe my ears
Would someone shut this fella up?
I'm drownin' in my tears.

It's funny, I'm laughing
You really are too much
And now, with your permission,
I'm going to do my stuff

[Well, what are you going to do?]

[I'm going to do the best I can]

Oh, the sound of rollin' dice
To me is music in the air
'Cause I'm a gamblin' Boogie Man
Although I don't play fair.

It's much more fun, I must confess
When lives are on the line
Not mine, of course but yours, old boy
Now that'd be just fine.

Release me fast or you'll have to answer for this heinous act!

Oh brother, you're somethin'
You put me in a spin
You aren't comprehending
The position that you're in

It's hopeless, you're finished
You haven't got a prayer
'Cause I'm Mr. Oogie Boogie
And you ain't goin' nowhere!

Well, well, well, what have we here?
Sandy Claws, huh? Ooh, I'm really scared!
So you're the one everybody's talkin' about!
Ha, ha, ha, ha!

You're jokin', you're jokin'
I can't believe my eyes
You're jokin' me, you gotta be
This can't be the right guy.

He's ancient, he's ugly
I don't know which is worse
I might just split a seam now
If I don't die laughing first.

When Mr. Oogie Boogie says
There's trouble close at hand
You'd better pay attention now
'Cause I'm the Boogie Man.

And if you aren't shakin'
There's something very wrong
'Cause this may be the last time
You hear the Boogie Song

Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh
I'm/he's the Oogie Boogie Man

Well if I'm feelin' antsy
And there's nothin' much to do
I might just cook a special batch
Of snake and spider stew.

And don't ya know the one thing
That would make it work so nice?
A roly-poly Sandy Claws
To add a little spice.

Ohhh
Ohhh
Ohhh
Ohhh
Ohhh
Oh, yeah
I'm/he's the Oogie Boogie Man

Release me now or you must face
The dire consequences
The children are expecting me
So please, come to your senses

You're jokin', you're jokin'
I can't believe my ears
Would someone shut this fella up?
I'm drownin' in my tears.

It's funny, I'm laughing
You really are too much
And now, with your permission,
I'm going to do my stuff

[Well, what are you going to do?]

[I'm going to do the best I can]

Ha!
Yeah!

Oh, the sound of rollin' dice
To me is music in the air
'Cause I'm a gamblin' Boogie Man
Although I don't play fair.

It's much more fun, I must confess
When lives are on the line
Not mine, of course but yours, old boy
Now that'd be just fine.

Release me fast or you'll have to answer for this heinous act!

Oh brother, you're somethin'
You put me in a spin
You aren't comprehending
The position that you're in

It's hopeless, you're finished
You haven't got a prayer
'Cause I'm Mr. Oogie Boogie
And you ain't goin' nowhere!

Other Appearances

  • The version on the film's soundtrack is extended to include a deleted verse and instrumental break.
  • The song was covered by both Rodrigo y Gabriella and Tiger Army for the albums Nightmare Revisited and The Jack 2 Pack (The Nightmare Before Christmas).
  • The soundtrack version of the song was included on the albums Mickey's Monster Bash, The Jack 2 Pack (The Nightmare Before Christmas), and Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs.
  • The song is featured in the Hocus Pocus Villains Spectacular stage show at Disney Parks during Halloween.
  • The song is remixed and performed during the HalloWishes firework show in Disney Parks.
  • Ken Page performed the song live at the Hollywood Bowl on Halloween 2015.
  • The song was included in the Disney Villains Medley performed by Jonathan Freeman (the voice of Jafar from Disney's Aladdin).

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