The 20 – Best Novelty Songs of All-Time

So the other day I was driving in my car and the song Do The Bartman come on the radio. It sent me to a moment in time. I knew then I had to do a countdown of the top 40 novelty songs of all-time. Here are the rules . . .

A novelty song is:

  1. A song that was made specifically to promote or advance something.
  2. Almost exclusively made by a group or act not looking for further fame or hits.
  3. Reminds you of a time gone by . . .
  4. People were kind of into it. It was a hit.
  5. Look, we all know what these look like okay . . .
  6. This list is not in order, but how I thought of them.

So here is the list.

20. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo and Patsy

19. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

18. King Tut – Steve Martin

17. Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men

16. A Fifth of Beethoven – Walter Murphy

15. Super Bowl Shuffle – Chicago Bears

14. The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup 

13. They’re Coming To Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV 

12. Star Wars Disco – Meco

11. Disco Duck – Rick Dees

10. Gangham Style – PSY

9. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie – Brian Hyland

8. The Macarena – Los Del Rio

7. The Chanukah Song – Adam Sandler

6. Basketball Jones – Cheech and Chong

5. The Curley Shuffle – Jump in the Saddle Band 

4. The Homecoming Queens Got a Gun – Julie Brown 

3. Jock Jams – ESPN

2. Barbie Girl – Aqua

  1. Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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