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David Potts-Dupre: Music

One Meatball

(Written by Singer and Zaret/Performed by David Potts-Dupre)
Song Notes

One Meatball

This song is an earworm as Lori calls it. Once it gets in your head, it's hard to get rid of. It's very infectious. Once, while riding back in a shuttle bus from a wedding where I didn't know many of the guests, and after too much to drink, I started singing the song with my kids in the bus. Pretty soon, it seemed like everyone was singing along. I bet they went to bed that night humming "One Meatball" and cursing me. Fritz suggested doing the song with a Kinks feel (his favorite band), and it just grew and grew. Congratulate or blame Fritz for this song, I just sing the lead. Dan's waiter impersonation and his rant at the end left us all rolling on the floor and you can hear Dan giggling through many of the takes. Finally, the Meatball Choir gave me a chance to get family and friends involved. Lori was supposed to play the cowbell, and she initially agreed to do it just like Will Ferrell, but she chickened out in the end. You can hear her shout of "Ya gets no bread with one meatball", however.