Novelty Lyrics That Put The fun In Funny-winbook

Arts-and-Entertainment Novelty songs are like jokes set to music. They may parody other song lyrics, or just be so funny or plain ridiculous that they get incessant airplay — until they be.e .pletely annoying. Their music and lyrics enjoy their 15 minutes of fame, and some of them even endure as part of popular culture. Years after their retirement from the radio, the mention of their title or some of their lyrics can be a nostalgic journey back to a specific place and time. These are a few novelty songs whose fame — or infamy — lives on. "They’re .ing to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" – Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels) Released in 1966 and featuring the manic chanting of lyrics by a man supposedly driven to insanity when his wife left him, this song got heavy rotation on Dr. Demento’s novelty song radio show in the ’70s. Some of those crazed lyrics include, "They’re .ing to take me away, ho-ho, hee hee, haa haa/To the happy home/With trees and flowers and chirping birds/And basket-weavers who sit and smile/And twiddle their thumbs and toes." The song reached #3 on Billboard’s pop singles chart, but there was such pressure from activists over its lyrics mocking mental illness that it was soon .pletely banned from airplay. Now THAT’S crazy! "The Chanukah Song" – Adam Sandler This is a novelty song whose lyrics Sandler regularly re-created, "outing" celebrities who are Jewish, or part-Jewish, and it’s regularly played during the holidays. First performed on "Saturday Night Live," some of Sandler’s non-Kosher lyrics included, "Drink your gin and tonic-ah/And smoke your marijuan-ica," and made him famous. Other versions of the song feature the lyrics, "Gwyneth Paltrow’s half-Jewish/But a full-time Oscar winner/Jennifer Connelley’s half-Jewish, too/And I’d like to put some more in her!" Sandler, by the way, is 100% Jewish. "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" – Tiny Tim Tiny Tim’s rendition of the lyrics to "Tiptoe Through the Tulips," sung in a warbling falsetto and ac.panied by his trusty ukulele, made it his signature song. Originally created by Tin Pan Alley songwriters, Joe Burke and Al Dubin, the song blossomed with the lyrics, "Tiptoe through the window/By the window, that is where I’ll be/.e tiptoe through the tulips with me." Although Tiny Tim had an impressively vast knowledge of countless songs, this novelty tune and its high-pitched lyrics became his legacy. And, oddly enough, he was actually a baritone. "Short People" – Randy Newman Newman had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he sang the lyrics to "Short People," but it made many people just want to rip his tongue out. Those lyrics include, "Short people got no reason to live," which generated such controversy that, naturally, it became a smash hit. There was even a failed attempt to pass legislation in 1978 banning it from airplay in Maryland. What these naysayers didn’t understand was that he was parodying stereotyping. They obviously didn’t listen to the song’s other lyrics, "Short people/Are just the same as you and I/All men are brothers/Until the day they die." Novelty song lyrics are like any joke — the humor of some burns brightly but briefly, while others continue to shine in pop culture. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: