100 Greatest Novelty Songs

Criteria: These songs were chosen for their originality, wit, humor, and lasting popularity. Novelty = "New or unusual". Most 'Novelty' songs are comic takes of current events, cultural fads, or holidays, along with parodies of established hit songs, and comedic narrations put to music.
Greatest Novelty Songs
1. They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa
Napoleon XIV
2. Monster Mash
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
3. Charlie Brown
The Coasters
4. The Purple People Eater
Sheb Wooley
5. Alley Oop
The Hollywood Argyles
6. Witch Doctor
David Seville
7. Open The Door, Richard
Dusty Fletcher
8. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Allen Sherman
9. Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
Elmo & Patsy
10. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor
Lonnie Donegan
11. Mr. Custer
Larry Verne
12. The Flying Saucer (Pts 1 & 2)
Buchanan & Goodman
13. King Tut
Steve Martin
14. Eat It
"Weird Al" Yankovic
15. The Streak
Ray Stevens
16. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
The Chipmunks
17. Disco Duck
Rick Dees and his Cast Of Idiots
18. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Brian Hyland
19. Transfusion
Nervous Norvus
20. Ahab The Arab
Ray Stevens
21. Junk Food Junkie
Larry Groce
22. Time Warp (from Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Transylvanians
23. Along Came Jones
Coasters
24. The Chanukah Song
Adam Sandler
25. Leader Of The Laundromat
The Detergents
26. Tip Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me
Tiny Tim
27. The Name Game
Shirley Ellis
28. Gitarzan
Ray Stevens
29. Snoopy vs. the Red Baron
The Royal Guardsmen
30. Rubber Biscuit
The Chips
31. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
Rolf Harris
32. Fat
"Weird Al" Yankovic
33. Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces
Cheech & Chong
34. I Put A Spell On You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
35. My Ding-a-Ling
Chuck Berry
36. On Top Of Spaghetti
Tom Glazer & the Do Re Mi Childrens Choir
37. Dead Skunk
Loudon Wainwright III
38. White & Nerdy
"Weird Al" Yankovic
39. Curley Shuffle
Jump In The Saddle Band
40. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
The Fifth Estate
41. Smells Like Nirvana
"Weird Al" Yankovic
42. Osama Yo' Mama
Ray Stevens
43. Valley Girl
Frank & Moon Unit Zappa
44. Another One Rides the Bus
"Weird Al" Yankovic
45. Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler)
The Playmates
46. Convoy
C.W. McCall
47. Dinner With Drac Part 1
Zacherle
48. My Bologna
"Weird Al" Yankovic
49. Pac-Man Fever
Buckner & Garcia
50. Why Don't We Get Drunk
Jimmy Buffet
51. Shaddup You Face
Joe Dolce
52. The Twelve Days of Christmas
Bob and Doug McKenzie
53. My Girl Bill
Jim Stafford
54. Dancin' Fool
Frank Zappa
55. The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun
Julie Brown
56. Shriner's Convention
Ray Stevens
57. I'm My Own Grandpa
Lonzo & Oscar
58. St. George And The Dragonet
Stan Freberg
59. The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
Ray Stevens
60. The Mouse
Soupy Sales
61. Disco Sucks
Chuck Wagon & The Wheels
62. Fish Heads
Barnes & Barnes
63. Surfin' Bird
The Trashmen
64. I Lost On Jeopardy
"Weird Al" Yankovic
65. Lumberjack Song
Monty Python
66. Cows With Guns
Dana Lyons
67. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
Frank Zappa
68. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat
Paul Evans & The Curls
69. Like A Surgeon
"Weird Al" Yankovic
70. The Eggplant That Ate Chicago
Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band
71. Santa Claus and His Old Lady
Cheech & Chong
72. You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
Roger Miller
73. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
"Weird Al" Yankovic
74. Stranded In The Jungle
The Cadets
75. Big Bruce
Steve Greenberg
76. I Love Rocky Road
"Weird Al" Yankovic
77. The Jolly Green Giant
The Kingsmen
78. Jingle Bells
Singing Dogs
79. Martian Hop
The Ran-Dells
80. Highly Illogical
Leonard Nimoy
81. Earache My Eye
Cheech & Chong
82. Star Trekkin'
The Firm
83. Barbie Girl
Aqua
84. Yogi
Ivy Three
85. Living With A Hernia
"Weird Al" Yankovic
86. Cause I'm A Blonde
Julie Brown
87. Gumball Wizard
Brad Stanfield
88. Hamster Love
Big Daddy
89. I Saw Elvis In A U.F.O.
Ray Stevens
90. Monster's Holiday
Bobby "Boris" Pickett
91. The Elements
Tom Lehrer
92. Telephone Man
Meri Wilson
93. Life Sucks, Then You Die
The Fools
94. Harry the Hairy Ape
Ray Stevens
95. Elvis Was A Narc
Pinkard & Bowden
96. Addicted To Spuds
"Weird Al" Yankovic
97. Mr. Jaws
Dickie Goodman
98. Troglodyte (Cave Man)
The Jimmy Castor Bunch
99. Wildwood Weed
Jim Stafford
100. Rappin' Rodney
Rodney Dangerfield
101. Eat My Shorts
Rick Dees
102. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
Hombres
103. Dead Puppies
Ogden Edsl
104. Would Jesus Wear a Rolex
Ray Stevens
105. Spam
Monty Python's Flying Circus
106. The Twelve Pains Of Christmas
Bob Rivers
107. Halloween Dance
Reverend Horton Heat
108. He's My Blonde-Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy
Little Pattie
109. Who Are The Brain Police?
The Mothers of Invention
110. Gimme Dat Ding
The Pipkins
111. Shaving Cream
Benny Bell
112. White Trash Christmas
Bob Rivers
113. Little Old Man (Uptight-Everything's Alright)
Bill Cosby
114. The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis
115. The Scotsman
Bryan Bowers
116. Yoda
"Weird Al" Yankovic
117. I'm A Nut
Leroy Pullins
118. Pencil Neck Geek
Fred Blassie
119. Polka Dot Undies
Bowser & Blue
120. Got A Match?
The Daddy-O's
121. Kill The Wabbit
Ozzy Fudd (Mark McCollum)
122. Eskimo
Corky & The Juice Pigs
123. Christmas at Ground Zero
"Weird Al" Yankovic
124. The Hunting Song
Tom Lehrer
125. I'm At Home Getting Hammered (While She's Out Getting Nailed)
Banjo & Sullivan
126. The Smoke Off
Shel Silverstein
127. Short Shorts
Royal Teens
128. My Boomerang Won't Come Back
Charlie Drake
129. I Want My Baby Back
Jimmy Cross
130. Car Phone
Sheeler & Sheeler
131. Stress
Jim's Big Ego
132. It's A Gas
Alfred E. Neuman
133. The Thing
Phil Harris
134. Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)
Baz Luhrmann
135. Comin' Back For More
C.W. McCall
136. Everything Reminds Me Of My Therapist
Nancy Tucker
137. Deteriorata
National Lampoon
138. I Wanna Be A Flintstone
The Screaming Blue Messiahs
139. Sensitive New Age Guys
Christine Lavin
140. Super Bowl Shuffle
Members of the Chicago Bears
141. Bras On 45
Ivor Biggun & The D. Kups
142. Carrot Juice Is Murder
The Arrogant Worms
143. Butt Scootin' Boogie
Barry Martin
144. All Likkered Up
Roger Alan Wade
145. My Jeans Are Too Tight
Gerry House
146. In Heaven There Is No Beer
Clean Living
147. Hanukkah Rocks
Gefilte Joe & The Fish
148. I Farted on Santa's Lap (Now Christmas is Gonna Stink for Me)
The Little Stinker
149. The Ketchup Song
Las Ketchup
150. Who Put The Turtle In Myrtle's Girdle
Sid King And The Five Strings


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Last Updated: 2008-04-11
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