25 All-Time Novelty Hits

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These 25 tracks were all hits between 1955 and 1977, so it might not be quite accurate to dub them "all-time novelty hits." Still, that's the time span that most people who buy such compilations are going to want to zero in on, so what's the harm in the chronological limits? It can be taken for granted that a novelty compilation is going to have a lot of frivolous material and might be too much of a good thing all at once if you're not in a certain mood. But this is a pretty good assortment of cuts, usually with a strong or at least tenuous rock base, ranging from familiar classic smashes to some items that are seldom anthologized or played on oldies radio. Among the best familiar tunes are the Olympics' Coasters-like "Western Movies," Bill Parsons' Elvis Presley satire "The All-American Boy" (actually sung by future country star Bobby Bare), Jan & Dean's "Baby Talk," Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln," and the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird." Among the most frivolous? Certainly Dickey Doo & the Don'ts' "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" has marks to spare for qualification, as do Bob McFadden & Dor's "The Mummy" (written by Rod McKuen!), the Ran-Dells' outer-space doo wop takeoff "Martian Hop," the Pipkins' "Gimme Dat Ding," and Napoleon XIV's apocalyptic "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!" As for the seldom-heard items, there's the Ivy Three's "Yogi," based on the Yogi Bear character and an actual (if quickly forgotten) Top Ten hit in 1960, the Daddy-O's' "Got a Match?," and the Peels' Chiquita Banana commercial spoof, "Juanita Banana." You also get Buchanan & Goodman's "The Flying Saucer, Pts. 1-2," a number three hit in 1956, but not often played these days due to its dated use of brief clips of early rock & roll hits in a simulated news report with mid-'50s topical references. The liner notes are learned and witty, something you can't expect as a given with these kind of reissues. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

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These 25 tracks were all hits between 1955 and 1977, so it might not be quite accurate to dub them "all-time novelty hits." Still, that's the time span that most people who buy such compilations are going to want to zero in on, so what's the harm in the chronological limits? It can be taken for granted that a novelty compilation is going to have a lot of frivolous material and might be too much of a good thing all at once if you're not in a certain mood. But this is a pretty good assortment of cuts, usually with a strong or at least tenuous rock base, ranging from familiar classic smashes to some items that are seldom anthologized or played on oldies radio. Among the best familiar tunes are the Olympics' Coasters-like "Western Movies," Bill Parsons' Elvis Presley satire "The All-American Boy" (actually sung by future country star Bobby Bare), Jan & Dean's "Baby Talk," Johnny Bond's "Hot Rod Lincoln," and the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird." Among the most frivolous? Certainly Dickey Doo & the Don'ts' "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" has marks to spare for qualification, as do Bob McFadden & Dor's "The Mummy" (written by Rod McKuen!), the Ran-Dells' outer-space doo wop takeoff "Martian Hop," the Pipkins' "Gimme Dat Ding," and Napoleon XIV's apocalyptic "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!" As for the seldom-heard items, there's the Ivy Three's "Yogi," based on the Yogi Bear character and an actual (if quickly forgotten) Top Ten hit in 1960, the Daddy-O's' "Got a Match?," and the Peels' Chiquita Banana commercial spoof, "Juanita Banana." You also get Buchanan & Goodman's "The Flying Saucer, Pts. 1-2," a number three hit in 1956, but not often played these days due to its dated use of brief clips of early rock & roll hits in a simulated news report with mid-'50s topical references. The liner notes are learned and witty, something you can't expect as a given with these kind of reissues. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

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Artist: Various Artists - Oldies
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 04/23/2002
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 5.0 x 5.6
Walmart No.: 3020663292
UPC: 0003020663292
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1. The Flying Saucer (Pts.1 & 2) - Buchanan & Goodman
2. Western Movies - The Olympics
3. Baby Talk - Jan & Dean
4. The All-American Boy - Bill Parsons
5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (Original Single Version) - Bill Hayes
6. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans & The Curls
7. Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu - Dicky Doo & The Don'ts
8. Got A Match? - The Daddy-O's
9. Shaving Cream - Benny Bell
10. Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond
11. Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
12. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan
13. Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
14. Yogi - The Ivy Three
15. The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
16. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
17. The Jolly Green Giant - The Kingsmen
18. Juanita Banana - The Peels
19. Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells
20. Gitarzan (Original Mono Single) - Ray Stevens
21. Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce
22. Gimme Dat Ding - The Pipkins
23. Telephone Man - Meri Wilson
24. Mr. Jaws - Dickie Goodman
25. They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
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I bought this for my dad for Christmas and he absolutely loves it! He has listened to it for a week straight. It brought back a lot of memories for him. He is 67 years old.

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