Uh-huh, you read it correctly. The Wiggles, including the original red wiggle himself, Murray Cook, are the confirmed guests for this Friday’s edition of triple j’s Like a Version segment.
The news was confirmed by ABC Music’s official Twitter account earlier today, revealing that the beloved children’s music veterans’ would be appearing on this week’s episode, asking followers to suggest songs for the group to take on.
The band’s current lineup – Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce and Emma Watkins – will be joined by Cook to make a quintet. In an incredibly wholesome video posted on the band’s Twitter account, Field spoke excitedly about linking up with his old bandmate.
“Murray Wiggle, the rock god, he’s agreed. The OG’s coming together with the current Wiggles, and we’re going to create music history with a great song on Like a Version… We can’t wait.”
It’s not the first time Cook, who has gone on to stay creatively active with his band the Soul Movers since hanging up his skivvy in 2012, has reunited with Field.
Early last year, the band’s “classic” lineup of Cook, Field, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt reunited for a nostalgia-heavy RSL concert for bushfire relief.
So, in your perfect world, what song would the fab five be covering come the end of the week? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/DvKdl8gdzf
— ABC Music (@ABCmusic) February 28, 2021
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Murray and Jeff Wiggle will be joining the current #TheWiggles to make a #LikeAVersion on @TripleJ next Friday! We can't wait, it's going to be a blast! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/9mj4TKGR0s
— The Wiggles (@TheWiggles) February 26, 2021