New Song – Two Thumbs Up

By December 13, 2018 Song of the Week

I’ve mentioned before that Mike Votava and The Dings Dongs are currently in the process of recording our first full-length album. We have twelve awesome songs filled with all the ding dong dongery goodness you would expect from The Ding Dongs.

I’m recording the whole thing myself at my studio (MJV Studios) and it is taking FOREVER to get done. However, it is getting closer to fruition every day. I’m working on it bit by bit. I hope it will be ready for release early next year. Then everyone can enjoy it, including you!

In the meantime, here is a little taste of what is to come. This track is called Two Thumbs Up.  It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written

This is not the final version of the song that will appear on the album. There is still some work to be done (it’s still a little rough). But I wanted to share the recording with you all anyway because I like you.

Oh, and by the way… you can hear us play this song and many others live at The Blue Moon this Friday night.

The show starts at 9pm. The Chris Poage Band and Silverhands will be there too!



Two Thumbs Up is mostly just a silly love song.

I hope you enjoy The Running Man reference in the second verse. Though I doubt that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

The Running Man is my favorite movie.

Two Thumbs UP
by Mike Votava

take me down to mexico
we’ll eat a pile of tacos
and I won’t mind if you decide you love

if a scientist could find a way
to shrink you down with a shrink ray
I’d pick you up and put you in my pocket

I give you two thumbs up

remember the end of The Running Man
when Arnold sends Damon Killian
exploding through that billboard for Cadre Cola

What’s that you say
you liked it a lot
we both agree it hit the spot
but I’m not exactly sure why it exploded

I give you two thumbs up

I’d give you more but these two thumbs are all I have to give to you right now

you’re a sexy ladybug
who flies around and lands on stuff
I’ll let you land on me anytime you wanna

you help me score the winning goal
now please report to the end zone
there’s a sexy dance party on progress

I give you two thumb up