100 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
50 More Worth Mentioning
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
Newly added names are in Red

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.