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  1. #101
    Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats (and liddle lamzy divey) -- The Merry Macs (1944)

    (Contribution from RalphT)

  2. #102
    Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

  3. #103
    Money Honey -- Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters (1953)

    (Ralph says the Sunliners played this song.)

  4. #104
    Telephone Man - Meri Wilson

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by 9A View Post
    Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats (and liddle lamzy divey) -- The Merry Macs (1944)

    (Contribution from RalphT)
    A kiddleydivey too, wouldn't you?
    If we're going that route, how about "Chickery Chick", a song my mother used to sing. There's a version on YouTube by the Andrews Sisters.
    I once had lines at school and proceeded to fill in the blank sheet of paper with the lyrics to "Chickery Chick".
    The schoolmaster returned it to me with a red line through it, and the word "Rubbish" written in great big red letters.
    I showed this to my mother, and of course she just burst out laughing.

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    A kiddleydivey too, wouldn't you?
    If we're going that route, how about "Chickery Chick", a song my mother used to sing. There's a version on YouTube by the Andrews Sisters.
    .
    That is exactly what we were after, 144man. Perfect depiction of the Andrews Sisters.
    Would have made a great ad for Chicklets gum. Remember that?

    We are now accepting novelty songs that may just be charming, too.
    Last edited by ralpht; 09-08-2020 at 08:13 AM.

  7. #107
    Okay, how about Mel Torme's or the King Sisters' revival of "The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade)"?

    "Hut-sut rawlson on the rillerah and a brawla brawla sooit" indeed.

  8. #108
    The Frim Fram Sauce - The King Cole Trio/Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

    “...I want the frim-fram sauce with the ussinfay with the shafafa on the side...”

  9. #109
    Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp) -- Allan Sherman.

    (Crossover song from the ¨Mail¨ thread.)

  10. #110
    Remember what the Shirelles' did to "Everybody Loves A Lover", what Inez Foxx did to "Mockingbird", what Baby Jane & the Rockabyes did to "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?", what Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans did to "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", all contenders to be here in their own right.

    Well, in 1967, British duo David and Jonathan (talented composers Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway), attempted to give the same treatment to the Four Lads'/ Max Bygraves "Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer, Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea". I'll leave it to you to decide whether they pullled it off or not. On YouTube.
    Last edited by 144man; 09-05-2020 at 09:44 AM. Reason: Correction to names

  11. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    Remember what the Shirelles' did to "Everybody Loves A Lover", what Inez Foxx did to "Mockingbird", what Baby Jane & the Rockabyes did to "How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?", what Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans did to "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", all contenders to be here in their own right.

    Well, in 1967, British duo David and Jonathan (talented composers David Cook & David Greenaway), attempted to give the same treatment to the Four Lads'/ Max Bygraves "Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer, Katzenellen Bogen by the Sea". I'll leave it to you to decide whether they pullled it off or not. On YouTube.
    Those are all duly qualified, 144man, and ought to be posted one at a time to keep our number of replies rolling. Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer, et al, was once a popular song.
    Last edited by 9A; 09-05-2020 at 10:10 AM.

  12. #112
    In the entire history of popular music, there is only one comedy record that stands repeated plays:

    The Old Payola Roll Blues (Part 1) - Stan Freberg

  13. #113
    The Macerana -- Los del Rio (1992) in Venezuela

    The reworked "Macarena (Bayside Boys
    remix)" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart becoming one of the longest runs atop the Hot 100 chart in history.

  14. #114
    Everybody Loves A Lover - The Shirelles

    No they don't. Strange treatment to the Doris Day classic.

  15. #115
    Let´s Call The Whole Thing Off -- written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (1937) It was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as part of a celebrated dance duet on roller skates.

  16. #116
    I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby - Kid Creole & the Coconuts

  17. #117
    Razzle Dazzle -- Jerry Orbach (1975) in the Broadway play Chicago¨

  18. #118
    Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work

  19. #119
    Yes! We Have No Bananas -- (1923) various artists, including Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

    (Contribution from RalphT)

  20. #120
    Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan

  21. #121
    Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) -- originally recorded by Dan W. Quinn in 1893

    Additional verses having been penned, ranging from the mildly humorous to the outright obscene. For example, the same year the song was published, an "answer" chorus appeared:

    Michael, Michael,
    Here is my answer true!
    You're half crazy,
    If you think that that will do!
    If you can't afford a carriage,
    There won't be any marriage,
    'Cause I'll be switched if I'll get hitched
    On a bicycle built for two


  22. #122
    New Shoes - The Busboys

  23. #123
    Good Morning Starshine -- from the Broadway musical ¨Hair¨ (1967)

    ¨Gliddy glup gloopy
    Nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
    Sabba sibby sabba
    Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
    Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
    Early morning singing song¨

  24. #124
    Mockingbird - Inez Foxx

    How silly to think you can have a hit based on a children's lullabye. The result left Inez and brother Charlie laughing all the way to the bank. Covered on album by Martha & Vandellas.

  25. #125
    How Much Is That Doggie In the Window - Baby Jane & the Rockabyes

    The silly Patti Page hit gets the slow, plenty of bass treatment transforming it into a different sounding song completely. Baby Jane sounds like the sort of girl you wouldn't want to babysit.

  26. #126
    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans

    Another novelty song given the slow, heavy-bass treatment courtesy of Phil Spector. Everything about this record is a lot more than just "satisfactual".

  27. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    Mockingbird - Inez Foxx

    How silly to think you can have a hit based on a children's lullabye. The result left Inez and brother Charlie laughing all the way to the bank. Covered on album by Martha & Vandellas.
    A-Tisket A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald

  28. #128
    The Ballad Of Irving - Frank Gallop (1966)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw

  29. #129
    We Didn´t Start the Fire -- Billy Joel (1989)

  30. #130
    It´s Still Rock and Roll To Me -- Billy Joel (1980)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAQa4MOGkE

  31. #131
    Waltzing Matilda -- The Australian poet Banjo Paterson wrote the words (1895) to a tune played on a zither or autoharp.

    The song has never been the officially recognised national anthem in Australia. Unofficially, however, it is often used in similar circumstances.

  32. #132
    The Happy Wanderer -- 1953, original lyrics written in the 18th Century

    ¨Val-eri, val-dera
    Val-deri, val-dera
    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
    Ha
    Val-era
    Come join my happy song¨

    (RalphT played this on the accordian in the Glo Worms

  33. #133
    My Male Curiosity - Kid Creole & the Coconuts

  34. #134
    Charlie Brown - The Coasters

  35. #135
    Jambalaya -- Hank Williams (1954)

    ***** Fats Domino (1961) ******

  36. #136
    Kid Stuff - Twennynine feat. Lenny White

  37. #137
    Sing -- The Carpenters (1973), written for Sesame Street as its signature song.

    ¨Sing.
    Sing a song.
    Sing out loud, sing out strong.¨

  38. #138
    Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) -- Perry Como (1956)

    ¨
    Hot diggity, dog ziggity, boom what you do to me
    When you're holding me tight¨

  39. #139
    Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men

  40. #140
    Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch -- Weird Al Jankovic

  41. #141
    I´ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts -- Merv Griffin with Freddy Martin and his orchestra (1950)

  42. #142
    A Boy Named Sue -- Johnny Cash, written by Shel Silverstein (1969)

  43. #143
    Dog Talk - K-9 Corp feat. Pretty C

  44. #144
    Fish Heads - Barnes & Barnes

  45. #145
    On the Good Ship Lollipop -- Shirley Temple (1934)

    The "ship" referred to in the song is an aircraft; the scene in Bright Eyes,
    where the song appears, takes place on a taxiing American Airlines Douglas DC-2.

    (Cross posting to our sun, moon and stars thread.)
    Last edited by 9A; 09-12-2020 at 08:07 AM.

  46. #146
    Two Triple Cheese Side Order Of Fries - Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen

  47. #147
    Dentist -- Steve Martin (1989) from Little Shop of Horrors

  48. #148
    I Left My Wallet In El Segundo - A Tribe Called Quest

  49. #149
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life -- Eric Idle (Monty Python) 1979

  50. #150
    Funky Worm - Ohio Players

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