Superman Record

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This is a 45 RPM record called Superman Record released by Synthetic Plastics Co. in 1966. There are no credits anywhere on the records beyond the name of the company, the year, and the copyright information. Synthetic released a series of superhero singles in this period including Batman, Robin, Joker, Penguin, and some Marvel superheroes, too.

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This record has a pair of songs: side A is called Superman and side B is Clark Kent. Both are hopelessly corny music. Unfortunately, there aren’t any stories on the record, just these songs, but here are some MP3s if you want to add them to your commuting mix. I’ve also typed out the lyrics so you can sing along.

Side A “Superman”

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Lyrics:

Is it a jet?
Is it a rocket?
A UFO?
A missile?

What’s that flying through the sky?
Superman! It’s Superman!
Streak of lightning whizzing by
Superman! It’s Superman!
Man of Steel can ____ the strong (Couldn’t quite make this line out)
On his way to right a wrong
Evil doers don’t last long with Superman

With his super vision, super hearing
Super strength and speed
He can outrun outthink
outgun outblink
outfight outhit
outsmart outwit

How bout any ten men? Any ten men
Well twenty? Twenty
A hundred! A thousand! An army! A navy!
Whole kit and kaboodle!
He’ll land them all right smack on their noodles!

Bullets bounce right off his skin
Superman! It’s Superman!
Fiery flames don’t bother him
Superman! It’s Superman!
Foe of evil, friend indeed
Ever ready to do a good deed
Leader of a great new breed
Superman!

Bullets bounce right off his skin
Superman! It’s Superman!
Fiery flames don’t bother him
Superman! It’s Superman!
Foe of evil, friend indeed
Ever ready to do a good deed
Leader of a great new breed
Superman! Superman!

Side B “Clark Kent”

Download MP3 here

Lyrics:

He looks like a very ordinary guy
He wears ordinary clothes
He works at a very ordinary job
And on the job nobody knows that
Clark Kent Clark Kent Clark Kent is really Superman

He’s just a reporter out to get the scoop
About whose in the soup and why
But all the time he keeps an eye on crime
Nobody dreams this ordinary guy

Clark Kent Clark Kent Clark Kent is really Superman

Look he just stopped a gang of robbers
Now what’s his super plan?
Off come the glasses, the business suit
And there stands Superman

Quick as a flash he’s got them all in jail
And as the people cheer
The mightiest champion of them all
They haven’t the slightest idea

That Clark Kent Clark Kent Clark Kent is really Superman

Quick as a flash he’s got them all in jail
And as the people cheer
The mightiest champion of them all
They haven’t the slightest idea

The Clark Kent Clark Kent Clark Kent is really Superman

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