Do you remember the Chiquita Banana Song? Enter the Banana Sing-Off!

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I grew up with my grand parents signing a little song whenever we had bananas! It was the famous Chiquita Banana jingle. Do you remember hearing it too? The song first hit the airwaves in 1944 when Miss Chiquita made her debut. It was written to help teach Americans how to ripen and use bananas, which were, at the time, an exotic tropical fruit.

That seems crazy to me because it's one of the fruits we eat the most!

I can't imagine a time when it was not as readily available! Now I know why the jingle was so catchy and my grand parents were always singing it! At it's peak, the jingle was played 376 times a day on radio stations across the United States. It was one of the most successful commercial jingles of all time.

“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.

To celebrate the re-release of this awesome banana jingle, Chiquita is looking for the next sing-off star with their Chiquita Jingle Contest where you can sing it for yourself, for a chance to win $5000! Register here!

Here are all the details!


April 15, 2015 – May 27, 2015

Entry Method/Prizes:

Music Video:

  • Grand Prize – $5,000
  • First Prize – $2,500
  • Second Prize – a year’s worth of Chiquita bananas.


  • Grand Prize – $2,500
  • First Prize – $1,000
  • Second Prize – a year’s worth of Chiquita bananas.


  • Grand Prize – a year’s worth of Chiquita bananas for you and a friend.

We also made the banana-gram with my little ones face and she has watched it at least 20 times! You can see all the entries in the Video Gallery.

Hop on over and make your own banana sign along and enter to win some awesome prizes!

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I used to LOVE those commercials! I think I was the Chiquita Banana Girl at a costume party in college once…LOL!

  2. What a fun contest! I thought I remembered the song, but when I read the lyrics they didn’t look familiar. I agree – it’s weird knowing that they used to be considered an exotic fruit.

  3. I’ve never heard this before… But it’s going to be playing in my head for the rest of the day! So catchy!

  4. That is an awesome prize! Now I have that song stuck in my head…may need to enter the contest!

  5. I haven’t heard of the song or the jingle, but I certainly love bananas. I would love to have a year’s worth of Chiquita bananas. 🙂

  6. I actually don’t know the song at all. Those are some amazing prizes though, there’ll be some very lucky winners!

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