Surf rock song from 1963 by the Trashmen. According to the Surfin' Bird Songfacts, it is a medley made up of the choruses of two R&B classics by the '60s Doo-Wop group The Rivingtons : "The Bird Is The Word " and "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow."
The song appeared in the 1987 war film by Stanley Kubrick, "Full Metal Jacket".
The song surged up the iTunes music charts in 2008 after being the focal point of a "Family Guy" episode.
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