And if you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong,
But it'll help if you just sing along.
Patrick:[in the background, struggling to keep up] Singing our song!
SpongeBob:C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song, Patrick!
[Squidward keeps silent and stares at SpongeBob.]
It'll help, it'll help!
If you just sing along!
[Fireworks, SpongeBob smashes the ukulele, Patrick slams a drum on SpongeBob]
In 2003 in Australia, Nickelodeon Australia made a competition for all children around Australia, which was whoever could sing the song the fastest by taking a video of themselves singing it and posting it for the competition would win a multitude of SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise.
According to The Tom Kenny Collection, the description he gives for "The Camping Episode" revealed that he sang the "Campfire Song Song" very speedily during the recording session. When SpongeBob sings fast, it was purely Tom Kenny, it was not edited to be fast. There were no artificial speed filters used; thus revealing that Tom Kenny can sing very speedily.
This song is heard in the Family Guy episode "Road to Rupert," in which Peter Griffin watches the episode's scene where SpongeBob and Patrick sing the song. The song was written by Dan Povenmire, who was also a director on that Family Guy episode. Because of this, he was able to gain the rights to the song.
Unlike the SpongeBob version, Squidward is not in it.
In a 2020 TikTok, Dan Povenmire revealed that in the final version of the song he wrote, Patrick would say "Letters, letters, letters..." instead of trying and failing to keep up with SpongeBob spelling "Campfire Song". This change was suggested by Povenmire's partner, Jay Lender, and Dan admits that he thought it was funnier that way. However, this change was reversed in the final episode.