Who sang Iko Iko originally?

Justin WellingtonIko Iko / ArtistJustin Wellington sometimes also known by the initials JW is a Papua New Guinean singer presenting a blend of pop, reggae, R&B, dancehall and island music. He is most famous for his version of “Iko Iko” as “Iko Iko” He has released three studio albums. Wikipedia

What song is Iko Iko from?

The song first became popular in 1965 by the girl group the Dixie Cups, who scored an international hit with “Iko Iko”….Iko Iko.

Single by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford and his Cane Cutters
Label Checker Records (Checker 787)
Songwriter(s) James Crawford

What does Iko Iko Unday mean?

“Joc-a-mo-fee-no-ah-nah-nay, Joc-a-mo-fee-nah-nay” is a ritual chant used by the Mardi Gras Indians which has been around for so long the words are no longer clearly distinguishable, and it has a well understood meaning of its own. Very, very loosely translated it signifies “we mean business” or “don’t mess with us”.

When was Iko Iko written?

“Iko Iko” by The Dixie Cups It turns out the song, originally titled “Jock-a-Mo,” was actually written in 1953 by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford. It tells of a parade collision between two “tribes” of Mardi Gras Indians.

Is Iko Iko Jamaican?

In 1965 New Orleans girl group The Dixie Cups were recording for Leiber & Stoller’s Red Bird Records in a New York studio. They’d finished “Chapel of Love” and during a break the girls began singing a song they’d learned from their mother called “Iko-Iko,” a call and response chant of a Mardi Gras Indian tribe.

What does Iko mean?


Acronym Definition
IKO Institute for Structures and Machine Design (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
IKO Installation Knowledge Online (US Army website)
IKO Innovation, Know-How, and Originality (trademark of Nippon Thompson, Co., Ltd)