Novelty Songs or Tunes – I know, not “real” music, sometimes just strange little songs that make the Hit Parade. Well, I agree, but I look back over the 1950’s and 1960’s and these particular songs I either purchased or they had some sort of impact on me.
I know a lot of people will disagree and some will say that I did not include a lot of them and you are probably correct. But I write the blog and these are the ones that impacted me, just remember they are only novelty songs and had no bearing on the evolution of Rock and Roll.
Novelty Songs of the 50’s and 60’s
1950: I would be 10, but my Dad played this song and I learned the words and sang it too: / Phil Harris
1952 / John Standley
It’s in the Book
1953 /Red Buttons
The Ho Ho Song
1956 / seemed to be a big year or I guess I was 16 / Nervous Norvus (Jim Drake)
Buchanan and Goodman (they got sued by everyone)
The Flying Saucer
Stranded in the Jungle
Then Came 1958, you think I would know better I was 18, well obviously I did not. / Sheb Wooley
The Purple People Eater
The Witch Doctor
The Chipmunks or David Seville
The Chipmunk Song
Last for 1958, I hated this song but my wife loves it / The Playmates
Well let’s look at 1959, I should not be listening to these anymore, correct, no so…
/ Ed Byrnes and Connie Stevens
Kookie Kookie lend me your comb
Jessie Lee Turner
Little Space Girl
The first time I heard “Chubby Checker”
Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat
1960: / The Hollywood Argyles (a studio group)
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Does Your Chewing Gum loose it’s Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight
Buzz Clifford (I actually bought this record and met him)
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