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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2013, 01:25:38 PM »
Wow. I was a huge arcade gamer back in the day, and I don't remember "Pac-Man Fever" at all. Not at all. Then again, I did totally suck at that game. And I've never been a fan of pop music.

I had a list half done, but ran out of time. What I had at #1 was this:

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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #91 on: December 01, 2013, 01:44:09 PM »
i should've submitted a list. some obvious misses:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8nvzEqsZIGo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/8nvzEqsZIGo</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UrgpZ0fUixs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UrgpZ0fUixs</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/aHpDPuh8A2Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/aHpDPuh8A2Q</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e1IxOS4VzKM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/e1IxOS4VzKM</a>
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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2013, 06:11:57 PM »
#24 If I Had $1000000 by Barenaked Ladies
24 points on 1 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #2 by Compound

I like early Barenaked Ladies. It's not like they ever really had edge, but I prefer the tinge of sadness in their otherwise fun-lovin' veneer that has been pushed further in the background as they got more successful (pinch me has it, but it is in favour of a song that I'm not that fond of).  Of course, this isn't one of those songs, but it is fun.

#21 Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
24 points on 1 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #2 by George Harrison
This is a good song to be a sexual predator too.

#20 Star Trekkin' by The Firm
24 points on 2 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #8 by Cole Stratton


This... this one hurts.

#19 Dare to be Stupid by Weird Al Yankovic
25 points on 1 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #1 by Compound


As a Devo fan, I love this song.  There are little nods to some of Devo's other works, (there's one really noticeable one to "Deep Sleep".  And it isn't surprising that Mothersbaugh is impressed, since the song itself is the essence of Devo's message, by "devolving" songs that sing about devolution that uses catchphrases and slogans and makes it almost nothing BUT.


#17 Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah by Allan Sherman
27 points on 2 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #6 by George Harrison

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9jjiWS__Mp0?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9jjiWS__Mp0?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3</a>

I wouldn't say that this is great, but I have fond memories of it.  A friend first played it for me on an 8-track that tried to sell it as somehow Looney Tunes related.

#13 Mahna Mahna by Piero Umillani
31 points on 2 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #6 by Pak-Man


Obviously, most people think of the Muppets version, but no matter which version you hear, it is an ear worm.

#9 Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Cryptkickers
35 points on 4 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #14 by Johnny Unusual


A true classic.  Of course, not many people are familiar with the original version.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/r6XFX7vP8i8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/r6XFX7vP8i8</a>

#8 Hardware Store by Weird Al Yankovic
37 points on 2 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #7 by Thrifty


This might be one of my favourite Al songs.

#7 The Elements by Tom Lehrer
41 points on 2 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #3 by Johnny Unusual


Don't have much to say beyond it being really good.

#5 King Tut by Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons
48 points on 4 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #1 by Johnny Unusual


He's my favourite honky.

#4 Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic
51 points on 3 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: TIED at #2 by Pak-Man and Johnny Unusual


Another classic.

#3 They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV
56 points on 3 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #1 by George Harrison


I like this one not because I think it is funny, but there is something genuinely unsettling to it.

#2 Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes
70 points on 4 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #1 by Cole Stratton



OOOOH.  I knew I forgot something.

#1 Pac Man Fever by Buckner and Garcia
71 points on 4 of 6 lists.  Top Vote: #1 by Pak-Man (appropriately enough)


What would happen if the Pinball Wizard got Pac-Man Fever?


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #93 on: December 01, 2013, 06:59:31 PM »
i should've submitted a list. some obvious misses:

God.. that Dennis Leary song.  I hated that man and his entire schtick and that song was like a shit cherry on top of a shit Sundae.  Now I hate you for reminding me of its existence. 

Remember when Dennis Leary played himself in Demolition Man?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 07:01:07 PM by Thrifty Version II »


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #94 on: December 01, 2013, 08:24:25 PM »
Are we going to see a thread asking for the next LoC suggestions soon?  I don't mind hosting again, but some competition would be nice.

EDIT:
My list

1.   “King Tut” - Steve Martin
2.   “Eat It” – “Weird” Al Yankovic
3.   “The Elements” – Tom Lehrer
4.   “A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash
5.   “Rock Lobster” – B52s
6.   “Detachable Penis” – King Missile
7.   “Kung Fu Fighting” – Carl Douglas
8.   “Gangnam Style” – PSY
9.   “Yakety Yak” – the Coasters
10.   “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haa!” – Napolean XIV

11.   “Boris the Spider” – the Who
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12.   “Pac-Man Fever” – Bruckner and Garcia
13.   “The Riddler” – Frank Gorshin (This is awesome)
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14.   “Monster Mash” - Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
15.   “Mah Na Mah Na” –  Piero Umiliani

16.   “The Merry Marvel Marching Society” – The Merry Marvel Marching Society (I wish this was my school's fight song)
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17.   “United States of Whatever” – Liam Lynch  (This is actually one of my least favourite Liam Lynch songs.  Check out his "Fake Songs" which are hilarious pastiches of The Pixies, David Bowie and Depeche Mode)
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18.   “Der Fuhrer’s Face” – Spike Jones
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19.   “Hello Muddah, Hello Fuddah” – Allen Sherman
20.   “Kinky Boots” –  Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman
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21.   “The Cover of Rolling Stone” – Dr. Hook
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22.   “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” – The Royal Guardsman
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23.   “Little Pig, Little Pig” (AKA 3 Little Pigs) – Green Jello (AKA Green Jelly)
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24.   “Surfin’ Bird” – The Trashmen
25.   “Coconut” – Harry Nilsson
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 09:09:01 PM by Johnny Unusual »


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2013, 05:11:13 AM »
Now I hate you for reminding me of its existence.

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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2013, 06:56:40 PM »
Can't believe I forgot Leary's Asshole and Bruce's Dave's I Know! I know all of them by heart! Also, Bruce is one of my fave people in the world. Here he is hugging me at Outside Lands back in August!



Here's my list!

1.   Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
2.   The Superbowl Shuffle – ’85 Chicago Bears
3.   The Grunge Song – Radio Free Vestibule
4.   Party From Outer Space – Albert Brooks
5.   Trapped in the Drive Thru – “Weird Al” Yankovic

6.   Dead Puppies – Ogden Edsel
7.   The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – Julie Brown
8.   Star Trekkin’ – The Firm
9.   Nature Trail to Hell in 3D – “Weird Al” Yankovic

10.   Handjob, Blandjob, I Don’t Understand Job – Garfunkel & Oates
11.   King Tut – Steve Martin
12.   Randy Newman’s “Theme from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” – Paul and Storm
13.   The Twelve Days of Christmas – Bob and Doug McKenzie
14.   Eskimo – Corky & The Juice Pigs
15.   Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Baz Luhrmann
16.   Wet Dream – Kip Adotta
17.   Poisoning Pigeons in the Park – Tom Lehrer
18.   Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
19.   Basketball Jones – Cheech and Chong

20.   Pencil Neck Geek – Fred Blassie
21.   Witch Doctor – David Seville
22.   Disco Duck – Rick Dees
23.   Ti Kwan Leap/Boot To the Head – The Frantics
24.   Axel F – Crazy Frog
25.   The Chanukah Song – Adam Sandler
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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2013, 09:27:45 PM »
Bruce is probably my favorite Kid, just because of how damned weird he is. Never expect anything I get from his sketches.


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2013, 10:11:58 PM »
I don't think of Novelty songs as having to be humorous, they can be, but they can also just be weird, unique in some way. Here's my list. The last few I can't really say are favorites (I don't like Ray Stevens for example) but was trying to fill out my list. Looking over some other lists makes me wish I'd have thought of select tunes instead (Like Cole's pick from Bob and Doug)...


1. They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa - Napoleon XIV
2. Little Red Riding Hood, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
3. Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces - Cheech & Chong
4. Fish Heads - Barnes & Barnes
5. Shaving Cream - Benny Bell
6. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allen Sherman
7. Witch Doctor - David Seville
8. Charlie Brown - The Coasters

9. Cause I'm A Blonde - Julie Brown
10. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
11. Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles
12. Lumberjack Song - Monty Python
13. Transfusion - Nervous Norvus
14. Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me - Tiny Tim - surprised this didn't make it, simply because it's an iconic tune
15. My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry
16. Pac-Man Fever - Buckner & Garcia
17. My Girl Bill - Jim Stafford
18. The Jolly Green Giant - The Kingsmen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlUq2dCOEA (Christ, why can't I post youtube vids like everyone else?)
19. Barbie Girl - Aqua
20. Mr. Jaws - Dickie Goodman
21. Snoopy vs. The Red Barron - The Royal Guardsmen
22. King Tut - Steve Martin
23. Eat It - "Weird Al" Yankovic

24. The Streak - Ray Stevens
25. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The Chipmunks
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 10:18:54 PM by George Harrison »


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #99 on: December 03, 2013, 10:34:49 PM »
Here's a tip for posting youtube vids!

Step 1: put down the address.  List this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlUq2dCOEA

Step 2: click the red flash button under the bold button and beside the picture button
[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlUq2dCOEA[flash]

(I took out the slash before the second word flash so it would try to turn it into a video

Step 3:  Change you address from this [flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSlUq2dCOEA[flash]

To this

[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/v/oSlUq2dCOEA[flash]

If you want to change the size of the video, then change the numbers after "flash="
notice how I deleted the part that said watch? and the slash before the address code (as in, oSlUq2dCOEA)

Like so

[flash=500,360]http://www.youtube.com/v/oSlUq2dCOEA [flash]



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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #100 on: December 03, 2013, 10:35:30 PM »
Then, your video should look like this.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/oSlUq2dCOEA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/oSlUq2dCOEA</a>


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2013, 10:43:55 PM »
My List:

1. Pac-Man Fever (Buckner & Garcia)
2. Eat It (Weird Al Yankovic)
3. Still Alive (Jonathan Coulton)
4. Witch Doctor (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)
5. Barbie Girl (Aqua)
6. Ma Na Ma Na (The Muppets)
7. Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen)
8. Hardware Store (Weird Al Yankovic)
9. The Purple People Eater (Sheb Wooley)
10. Trogdor (Strong Bad)
11. They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (Napoleon XIV)
12. Fish Heads (Barnes and Barnes)
13. The Chipmunk Song/Christmas Don't Be Late (Alvin & The Chipmunks)
14. Blue (Eiffel 64)
15. Monster Mash (Bobby "Boris" Pickett)
16. Virus Alert (Weird Al Yankovic)
17. Macarena (Los del Río)
18. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (Brian Hyland)
19. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?) (Lonnie Donegan)
20. Disco Duck (Rick Dees)
21. Do the Bartman (Bart Simpson)
22. King Tut (Steve Martin)
23. I'm the Baby (Gotta Love Me) (Baby Dinosaur)
24. I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (Fred Heatherton)
25. Friday (Rebecca Black)


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #102 on: December 04, 2013, 02:53:56 AM »
Thank you Johnny, it was frustrating the hell out of me.


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Re: List Of Crap #76: Top 50 Novelty Songs Countdown
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2013, 02:57:09 AM »
Glad I could help.