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Novelty Song Friday #11 — “Bubbles in the Wine,” by Dex Dubious

15 remixes by today's hottest underground DJs, Lawrence Welk like you've never heard before. 'A preposterous idea? Absolutely. But that's what makes the set so charming. This concept should not work, but it does - in a very quirky Playboy mansion pool party way.' - Billboard. "Dance of a peppy chill-out variety reigns here, which… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #11 — “Bubbles in the Wine,” by Dex Dubious

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Novelty Song Friday #10 — “Upminster Kid,” by Kilburn and the High Roads

Per wikipedia: Ian Robins Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) was an English singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He died from colorectal cancer. Kilburn and the High Roads were a British pub rock band formed by Ian Dury… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #10 — “Upminster Kid,” by Kilburn and the High Roads

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Novelty Song Friday #9 — “Marie Laveau,” by Bobby Bare

Welcome to another installment of Novelty Song Friday. Today I'm encouraging anyone who has a neat novelty song to post it in the comments section. I like this song, but I like the singer as much if not more. He's been around for awhile, and he's still going strong! Per wikipedia: Robert Joseph Bare Sr.… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #9 — “Marie Laveau,” by Bobby Bare

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Novelty Song Friday #8 — “Goodbye Cruel World,” by James Darren

I remember loving this song when I was a little kid. I remember having a terrible crush on James Darren! James William Ercolani (born June 8, 1936), known by his stage name James Darren, is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer. Darren was born in Philadelphia. He wanted to be an… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #8 — “Goodbye Cruel World,” by James Darren

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Novelty Song Friday #7 — “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon and War

When this song first came out, I fell in love with it. For a pre-teen, there was so much mysticism and outright coolness to how Eric Burdon wove his tale. Enhancing the experiences with the jazz flute, the woman speaking Spanish, and the rest of War, a spell was woven. The rawness of the chorus… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #7 — “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon and War

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Novelty Song Friday #6 — “Brand New Key” by Melanie

I went for a short blurb on Melanie but what I read was so fascinating I included a lot on her, from wikipedia: Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk (born February 3, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter known professionally as Melanie and sometimes as Melanie Safka. She remains best known for the 1971/72 global hit "Brand New Key",… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #6 — “Brand New Key” by Melanie

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Novelty Song Friday #5 — “I’m Tired” by Madeline Kahn

Today's novelty song comes from a movie that is almost 50 years old. It is one of the funniest movies in Mel Brooks' stable of hilarious movies. Blazing Saddles is a 1974 American satirical black comedy-western film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman,… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #5 — “I’m Tired” by Madeline Kahn

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Novelty Song Friday #4 — The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

I almost forgot to do the novelty song feature today! Sorry for the late posting. "The Name Game" is an American pop song co-written and performed by Shirley Ellis as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person's name. Written by Ellis with Lincoln Chase and produced by Charles Calello it was released in… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #4 — The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

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Novelty Song Friday #3 — It’s Raining Sunshine, written by Johnny Marks, sung by Morey Amsterdam

One of my favorite Christmas holiday movies is Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer. A sequel was made, Rudolph's Shiny New Year. I don't remember a lot of the plot of the sequel, but I do remember a song from it. That song popped into my head the other day when the sun started shining, but I… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #3 — It’s Raining Sunshine, written by Johnny Marks, sung by Morey Amsterdam

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Novelty Song Friday #2 — Bugs by Pearl Jam

I remember the first time I heard “Bugs” I thought what the HECK is this?? With the COVID-19 pandemic occurring as I type, this song fits right in. Vitalogy is the third studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released November 22, 1994, through Epic Records. Pearl Jam wrote and recorded Vitalogy while touring… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #2 — Bugs by Pearl Jam