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The Best Novelty Songs of All Time


Second to the fifties, the sixties had some of the craziest or best novelty songs of all time. Many of these songs hit the top of the charts. Can you imagine that?  Take a nostalgia trip and try to recall these  25 gems. They sure don't make music like these anymore. Maybe that's a good thing?

  1. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter From Camp)  (Alan Sherman) (1961) peaked at #9
  2. The Ballad of Irving (Frank Gallup) (1966) peaked at #34
  3. They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (Napoleon XIV) (1966) peaked at #3
  4. Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen) (1964) peaked at #4
  5. Monster Mash (Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers) (1962) peaked at #1
  6. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Overnight) (Lonnie Donegan) (1961) peaked at #5
  7. Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & The Pharohs) (1965) peaked at #2
  8. Mr. Custer (Larry Verne) (1960) peaked at #1
  9. If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul) (1963) peaked at #1
  10. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) (The Hombres) (1967) peaked at #12
  11. Haunted House (Jumpin' Gene Simmons) (1964) peaked at #11
  12. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow (The Rivingtons) (1962) peaked at #48
  13. Speedy Gonzales (Pat Boone) (1962) peaked at #6
  14. Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash) 1969 peaked at #2
  15. Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything is Alright) (Bill Cosby) (1967) peaked at #4
  16. Mr. Bass Man (Johnny Cymbal) (1963) peaked at #16
  17. Leader of the Laundromat (The Detergents) (1964) peaked at #19
  18. My Boomerang Won't Come Back (Charlie Drake) (1962) peaked at #21
  19. Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport (Rolf Harris) (1963) peaked at #6
  20. Alley-Oop (The Hollywood Argyles) (1960) peaked at #1
  21. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) (Barry Mann) (1961) peaked at #7
  22. Dang Me (Roger Miller) (1964) peaked at #7
  23. Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron (The Royal Guardsmen) (1966) peaked at #2
  24. Gitarzan (Ray Stevens) (1969) peaked at #8
  25. Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips (Tiny Tim) (1968) peaked at #17

Above information was researched in Billboard's Pop Annual.

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