Java Jive is a song written by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake, in 1940. The lyrics speak of the singer's love of coffee. The lyrics also reflect the slang of the day, including a reference to "Mr. Moto", a fictional Japanese film spy. The Ink Spots' 1941 recording of the song reached #17 on the US Pop charts and is considered by many to be the definitive version. The Song is also heard in the 1942 movie In This Our Life.