I heard this song on the radio this year and had to add it to the list.
Despite what youtube would have you believe, this is not Shirley Temple; it’s a little girl named Gayla Peevey, a child star from Ponca City, Oklahoma. I have no idea why she wants one, but apparently, the song became so popular she got one! Imagine that! She gave it to the local zoo, where it lived for 50 years.
There’s a country version by Gretchen Wilson:
And the Jonas Brothers have done it live a couple times:
What new songs have you heard this year?
….and for the love of Christ, WHY DOES SHE WANT A HIPPO?!