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When pop goes bad: novelty records The excruciatingly catchy novelty song was a hallmark of the 1980s. Is it back? And how do you write one? Dave Simpson talks to the experts



Black Lace – Agadoo
Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay – Is this the way to Amarillo
Ke$ha – TiK ToK
Alexandra Burke – Start Without You
Aqua – Barbie Girl
Boney M – Rivers of Babylon
Les Bahmias – Agadou
Jive Bunny – In The Mood
The Birdie Song – The Tweets
Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say
Kylie Minogue-I Should Be So Lucky

Surprised Joe Dolche didn’t get a mention after his Shaddap You Face infamously kept Vienna off the number one spot. Or The Firm – Star Trekkin’ or Mr Blobby or Bob The Builder or the Ketchup Song or the Macarena or especially the meta Chicken Song….
And of course Doctorin’ The Tardis is the novelty record it’s cool to like.

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September 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

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