Do you remember the Chiquita Banana song? “I’m Chiquita banana and I’ve come to say- bananas have to ripen in a certain way…” Guess what!? You can learn all the words to the jingle and be rewarded for your talents.The Chiquita Jingle Contest is going on right now through May 27. Register here to get started!
3 Reasons Why You Need to Experience the Chiquita Banana Sing-Off
1. Family Time
Any excuse to spend time with family is a good excuse and the Chiquita Banana Sing Off is a super fun excuse! You'll spend time together brainstorming, practicing, and finishing off the completed project. When you are done, enjoy watching the video with your family then send it to family far away so they can join in the fun too.
2. Laughter and Learning
The Chiquita Banana challenge is sure to leave some laughter in your wake. Whether it’s laughing over an outtake or the moments in between, it’s just fun! Along the way you’ll also be teaching some great life lessons. Together you’ll learn teamwork, how to put together a great presentation, video editing, great brainstorming techniques, the art of compromise, and of course, you have to memorize the lyrics which are actually educational. There are two versions of the Chiquita Banana jingle. We decided to sing the original,
"I'm Chiquita banana and I've come to say - Bananas have to ripen in a certain way - When they are fleck'd with brown and have a golden hue - Bananas taste the best and are best for you - You can put them in a salad - You can put them in a pie-aye - Any way you want to eat them - It's impossible to beat them - But, bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator - So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator."
"Chiquita Banana" (words and music by Garth Montgomery, Leonard Mackenzie, William Wirges) under license to Chiquita Brands L.L.C. © 1945 Shawnee Press Inc.
3. Did I mention the prizes?
Yes, there are prizes too! You could win up to $5,000 depending on which category you enter! If you are really creative or courageous, make your own Music Video like we did (Grand prize $5,000). Love singing? Try the Sing-Along (Grand Prize $2,500). If you just want to have some banana fun, try the Banana-Gram (Grand Prize is a year supply of bananas for you and a friend). Give it a shot and have lots of fun along the way!
You can register and find out more about the Chiquita Banana Sing-Off here. Need some inspiration? Check out our fun movie below or these from the Chiquita Video Gallery and start brainstorming!
Your Turn- Which category will you enter- the Music Video, Sing-Along, or Banana-Gram? Who do you think is the star in our Chiquita Banana Music Video? What is your favorite way to eat a banana?