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post Mar 12 2016, 07:02 PM
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OK, you're a kid, you have no concept of what is or isn't cool, you just hear some record you go mad on before hitting the age of 10 or so. There are loads n loads for me, and here's one for a start...

I know this has been tried before, but by Novelty it should be a record designed to appeal to children, or designed to be amusing to children (and adults). It's a lost art-form and it needs reviving! Pop groups that appeal to pre-teens don't count cool.gif



Funny as a kid, still mildly amusing as an adult.
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post Mar 13 2016, 11:43 AM
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ernie (the fastest milkman in the west)

anything by the wurzels

lilly the pink

" i have a little puppy" (actual song by the smurfs!).

i remember having the smurfs on tape and that song was on it

mr blobby

the teletubbies song (another 1 i had on tape)

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post Mar 13 2016, 11:45 AM
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i'm also still obsessed with the fast food rockers (say cheese, smile please!)

used to show it on tv in between the kids shows (honestly they did!)

wow all these memories
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post Mar 14 2016, 09:08 AM
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Benny Hill, fab record cheer.gif

Lily The Pink, love it laugh.gif

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post Mar 14 2016, 09:12 AM
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One produced by George (Beatles) Martin! Actual original TV animation which was often on TV in the 60's from the still-fab Bernard Cribbins (legend!)

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post Mar 15 2016, 10:19 AM
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a few more:

spitting image (the chicken song!). i've always liked it

quek quek by ronald and donald (what's so amusing about 5 minits of ducks going quek quek i do not know!)

the wiggle song (another one that used to be on kids TV!)

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me

the hamster dance

black lace's song- agadoo (and i'm now the proud owner of the adult album they did of rude versions)

orville's song (rip keith
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post Mar 15 2016, 01:07 PM
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Bit of a fan of novelty records from the 80s:

Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tweets - Birdie Song (I do actually really like this and have met the guy who arranged the Tweets version)
Black Lace - Superman
Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
The Firm - Star Trekkin' (although I have to be in the right mood or it's just very annoying)
Ottawan - Hands Up
Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
The Scaffold - Thank U Very Much and Gin Gan Goolie
A Tribe of Toffs - John Kettley is a Weatherman
Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll
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post Mar 15 2016, 03:55 PM
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well I wasnt a child in the 80's so...

actually I still like Tight Fit, Ottawan, bought Captain Sensible, enjoyed Rene & Renata, and The Scaffold were 60's faves of mine, especially as I lived in Scouse-land, or visited often, in the late 60's.

Earlier inspirations were Windmill In Old Amsterdam, My Brother, and any number of Ed Stewpot Junior Choice regular faves. Top novelty songwriter: Ray Stevens, so inventive, bit of an idol of mine, even non-novelty

Grown-up though, my most-fave novelty record is one of his and has no lyrical subtlety at all:



Genius! laugh.gif
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post Mar 15 2016, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE(richie @ Mar 15 2016, 01:07 PM) *
Bit of a fan of novelty records from the 80s:

Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tweets - Birdie Song (I do actually really like this and have met the guy who arranged the Tweets version)
Black Lace - Superman
Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
The Firm - Star Trekkin' (although I have to be in the right mood or it's just very annoying)
Ottawan - Hands Up
Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
The Scaffold - Thank U Very Much and Gin Gan Goolie
A Tribe of Toffs - John Kettley is a Weatherman
Cliff Richard and The Young Ones - Living Doll



Renee & Renato are thought of as novelty?

i was always under the impression they were just a 1 hit wonder- and people never liked them

what annoys me no end is when rradio stations play the song, but play smashing glass, animal sounds, what ever else over the top of it so you can't hear the lyrics

i got so annoyed that a couple of weekends ago i wrote in to my local station, please can you play Renee & Renato save your love in full, without the glass or any other rubbish over the top!. it's a great song and stations obviously can't respect that

and they did. i was within my right to ask for it, it was the sunday morning request show

they just said, and the next request we have is for emily... she's asked for Renee & Renato and read my email to them out.

then commented that they liked the song and didn't see why stations chose to do that either.

highlight of my weekend. hearing Renee & Renato in full without interuption

okay, back to discussing novelty songs..

anyone remember paddy maginty's goat.

funny little song by Val Doonican
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Rene And Renata I think was more tongue-in-cheek with affection than novelty - it certainly wasn't aimed specifically at children! My grandma loved it! I think it was the sort-of ice-cream advert association with One More Cornetto advert that made it faintly novel.

Val Doonican was another man of many fab kiddie novelty hits! And gorgeous straight ones! Lovely voice. Delaneys Donkey was one I recall fondly, and O'Rafferty's Motorcar. And they were pushing it, shoving it (the donkey not the car!) laugh.gif
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post Mar 16 2016, 09:46 AM
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i've come up with another.

john inman's song " are you being served, sir?"

think that was classic

and what about, " doctor who", by the timelords

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post Mar 16 2016, 03:33 PM
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so, i finally decided to do it.

get out my 3 cd set of all the novelty songs.

all this talk of them made me want to listen

and i've just noticed 1 we've not talked about.. my old man's a dustman


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post Mar 17 2016, 04:37 PM
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Perhaps Save Your Love was not intended as a novelty record but it did become one. The video in particular has a great novelty feel to it.

That's quite an interesting story about the radio station though smile.gif
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