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Old 04-07-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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OK, so I've been following the "I'm so old..." and the favorite TV show threads for several days now. I was out walking tonight (weather here in NWOH was beautiful) and Johnny Horton's "Battle of New Orleans" came on my iPod. A little later, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens came on and it got me thinking of some others..."My Ding-A-Ling", "Snoopy and the Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen, etc. So here's the new question...What is your all-time favorite "Novelty" song?
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Shel Silverstein's "Big Balls"
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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I'm kind of partial to "My Ding-a-ling",too, and how about "the A**hole Song"? Does "Dead skunk in the middle of the road" fall in to this category?
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Speaking of Ray Stevens, he probably has more novelty songs than any two artists put together. The Streak, Hairy The Hairy Ape, Ahab The Arab, Along Came Jones, are all noteworthy. My favorite, though, is Gitarzan.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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"E-Bay" by Weird Al.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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Ever heard of Sean Morey? He does The Magic Mini Van, The Man Song & Ghost Chickens in the Sky. I am also a fan of the ***whole song. But if you've never heard Ethel Pump, you are really missing something.


Gotta add Steve Martin's King Tut, and props for My Ding A Ling classics!
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Theres one that often rings in my head, its one a songwriter buddy wrote and my grandkids love it. 'The Garden'.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Anything by Weird Al. Anything by Dickie Goodman, especially "On Campus".

And in the Dickie Goodman style, "Convention '72," by the Delegates, which included Henry Kissinger (back in his playboy days) on the floor of the convention answering questions with a sampling of "Troglodyte"; "Gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman."

"Beep Beep" by the Playmates

"Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

"Witch Doctor" and "The Chipmunk Song" by David Seville

"Monster Mash" by Bobby Boris Pickett

"The Streak" by Ray Stevens

"Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa

"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas

And how could I forget ... "In Heaven There Is No Beer" by Clean Living.
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