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"A Ram Sam Sam (A rum sum sum)"
Written Morocco
Songwriter(s) Traditional

"A Ram Sam Sam (A rum sum sum)" is a popular Moroccan children's song and game, that gained popularity around the world, other variants were used like "Aram" instead of "A Ram" and "Zam Zam" instead of "Sam Sam".

Pop culture usage

  • The Spinners included a version of the song on their 1964 album Folk at the Phil, under the title "Aram Sa-sa".
  • Rolf Harris recorded the song in 1971 for Columbia Records with The Mike Sammes Singers This version contains additional lyrics and distinctive arrangement with backing vocals.
  • Sound producer Levon Atayan was one of the first remixers who remixed and named "Aram Zam Zam" (Pop Mix) in January 2009. In some Internet portals the song is called "Zam Zam". This version is used by many children's music and dance groups.
  • Diskoteka Avariya, a well-known Russian band, used the song in their composition "Modnyi Tanets Aram Zam Zam" (In Russian "Модный танец Арам Зам Зам" English title "A Ram Sam Sam: The Trendy Dance") in 2009.
  • Donikkl und die Weißwürschtl recorded a German version "Aram Sam Sam" that charted on the German charts in 2009.
  • Gracey released a Dutch language version in 2011 that reached No. 75 on the singles charts in the Netherlands.
  • Lorenz Büffel recorded a version entitled "Aramsamsam" for his double CD Après Ski Hits 2011.


  • Tom Tom Club used part of the "A Ram Sam Sam" lyrics in their song "Wordy Rappinghood". This song is found on their self-titled debut album from 1981.
  • Chicks on Speed recorded a cover version of the song "Wordy Rappinghood" on their 2003 album 99 Cents.
  • Uffie also recorded a cover version of "Wordy Rappinghood" in collaboration with DJ Mehdi.
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