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Complete Guide To Singing Fish - The Best Gift You Could Ever Buy

Updated on January 4, 2012

All About The Singing Fish!

If you've ever wondered who first invented the Singing Fish and why, or just how many Singing Fish have followed "Billy Bass", you're in the right place. Singing fish are still a favorite toy for many people both young and old. It's even been reported that the Queen of England herself is a fan of Singing Fish, and who could blame her?

These mechanical wonder fish have been captivating the minds and hearts of their fans for several years and, for many, are just as enchanting now as they were upon their inception. Stop by and learn some obscure and interesting facts about Singing Fish.

The invention of the Singing Fish!

Who is the genius who first invented the singing fish?

The first singing fish was Big Mouth Billy Bass. It was invented by Gemmy industries in 1998.

In a moment of inspiration, while Joe and Barbara Pellettier were driving by a Bass Pro Shops store, Mrs. Pellettieri is believed to have gotten the idea from the stores logo, saying, "What about a singing fish?"

While some great ideas are never put into action, this one was. The rest, as they say is history.

Click here for an article from the New York Times, for more background information.

Big Mouth Billy Bass On YouTube - Watch the very first singing fish in action!

Big Mouth Billy Bass, featuring two songs:

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" and "Take Me To The River".

Big Mouth Billy Bass - Get one of your own from eBay

Want to catch a Big Mouth Billy Bass of your own? We've made it easy for you! Just follow the eBay link to order yours now.

Tommy The Freshwater Trout On YouTube - Check Out Tommy. He Knows How To Rock!

Tommy the Freshwater Trout featuring two songs:

"Rock The Boat" and "Do Wah Diddy Diddy".

What Happens When The Batteries Start To Die? - Your Singing Fish Becomes An Even Greater Source Of Amusement!

Yes, you heard correctly! Rather than worrying about needing to replace those batteries after many hours of your singing fish entertaining you, just see it as an opportunity for new laughs! This video will show you exactly what we're talking about!

Jaws On YouTube - Everyone's Favorite Killer Shark!

Jaws featuring two songs:

"Jaws" Theme Song, and "Mack The Knife".

How Singing Fish Work

Find out what makes a singing fish tick... err sing

howstuffworks.com Got inside the singing fish to see exactly how they work!

"Lately it seems that every time you turn around, there's a fish singing a song to you! Boogie Bass, Big Mouth Billy Bass, Rocky Rainbow Trout and other variations have become enormously popular as novelties and gag gifts. You've probably seen one at a store in the mall, at the flea market or on television. Looking deceptively like a normal stuffed fish mounted on a plaque, it is actually a robot that begins to sing and move when someone walks up to it. As the fish swings his head out from the plaque, he lip-syncs to a prerecorded 30-second clip of a popular song or spits out a savvy one-liner. For the unsuspecting viewer, a singing mounted fish can be quite a humorous surprise, which seems to be the key to its charm..." More

Louie the Large Mouth Bass - Motion Activated Singing and Talking Fish

If Billy isn't your thing, or you're looking to expand your collection, here is a singing fish called Louie/ He doesn't just sing, but also talks, as well! Check out the link from Amazon for more information.

Vote For Your Favorite - If you find a singing fish that isn't here, it will be added!

Get involved and support your favorite singing fish, as as they duel for voting supremacy. Who will be the big fish in the small pond? You decide!

Whch is the best singing fish?

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      tehyabrown12 2 years ago

      I think I'll get Big mouth Billy bass 2005 "I will survive" and

      "Take me to the river (Classic)".

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Damian

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really like Boogie Bass, only I wish his skin wasn't made so cheaply...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      oh ya im that meadows guy

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love singing fish i have 11 hay are cool but cool catfish is cool

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      hamsterfreak1337 6 years ago

      add travis the trout and travis(christmas edition)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I had tommy when u was a kid and i loved him! i remember playing with that fish for hours! then his batteries corrided and killed him :( does anyone know where i can find tommy again? if so email me at queenserinty@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Here are a few fish that should be added: Cool Catfish, Billy Bass Holiday version, Boogie Bass, Wiggling Willie, Large Mouth Lou (different from Louie the Large Mouth Bass), Rocking Fish, Singing Honey Bass, Magical Singing Trout, Sammy/Kelly Salmon, and there are a few lobsters too, but technically, they aren't fish.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fieryhand, I hope that DOESN'T help. A 3 year old should not own an 8 and up decoration(not a toy) because a 3 year old will break the heck out of it. Plus, bones is VERY rare!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Melissa, Billy Bones appears on Ebay in October, lots of them! The Christmas Billy appears in December. Hope this helps! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Does anyone know where to find a Billy Bones...All my 3 yr old wants for Christmas is a Billy Bass and Billy Bones! We had both and he literally played with them so much they quit working and he has cerebral palsy that affects his walking and is having surgery in Jan to help relive the tightness in his mucles to help him walk and relive the pain and we would give anything to get him a Billy Bones...We got a new Billy Bass if anyone knows anything your help would mean so much my email is mplandreth38690@gmail.com Thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      There are many fish to be added here, like Boogie Bass, Wiggling Willie, Billy Bones, etc

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hey don't forget billy bass superstar!! It's so rare and I have it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "Tommy the freshwater trout" isn't called Tommy. His name is Travis! Tommy is another fish who sings "Joy to the world"