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The definition of a novelty record is somewhat vague, so let's just
say these records were unique and made us smile (or cringe).
We've included YouTube links where available.

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(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
A Boy Named Sue A Boy Named Sue

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Ahab the Arab Ahab the Arab
The Alvin Show The Alvin Show

Contributed by Kids TV Kid

The Ballad of Davy Crockett The Ballad of Davy Crockett

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The Battle of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans
Beep, Beep Beep, Beep

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Ben Crazy Ben Crazy
Boobs A Lot Boobs A Lot

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Captain Allen Swift Presents Popeye's Favorite Sea Shanties Captain Allen Swift Presents Popeye's Favorite Sea Shanties

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Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It) Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)

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Chicken Fat Chicken Fat

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The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunk Song
Dead Skunk Dead Skunk

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Dinner With Drac Dinner With Drac

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Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour

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Dr. Demento Dr. Demento
Gitarzan Gitarzan
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Jingle Bell Rock Jingle Bell Rock

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Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
Leader of the Laundromat Leader of the Laundromat

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Little Red Rented Row Boat Little Red Rented Row Boat

Contributed by CJ
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Martian Hop Martian Hop

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May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

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Monster Mash Monster Mash

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Mr. Custer Mr. Custer

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My Daddy is President My Daddy is President

Contributed by Elizabeth
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My Ding-a-Ling My Ding-a-Ling

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The Name Game The Name Game

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Old Rivers Old Rivers
On Top of Spaghetti On Top of Spaghetti
Pencil Neck Geek Pencil Neck Geek
Pepito The Italian Mouse Pepito The Italian Mouse

Contributed by Kids TV Kid

The Purple People Eater The Purple People Eater
Ringo Ringo

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Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat) Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)
Shaddap You Face Shaddap You Face
Shaving Cream Shaving Cream
Short Shorts Short Shorts

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Sink the Bismark Sink the Bismark
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron Snoopy vs. The Red Baron

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Soupy Sales Sez Do the Mouse & Other Teen Hits Soupy Sales Sez Do the Mouse & Other Teen Hits

Contributed by Kids TV Kid
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The Soupy Sales Show The Soupy Sales Show

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Soupy Sales: Spy With a Pie Soupy Sales: Spy With a Pie

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Soupy Sales: Up in the Air Soupy Sales: Up in the Air

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Speedy Gonzales Speedy Gonzales

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Telstar Telstar
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

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The Thing The Thing

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Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
Tiptoe Through the Tulips Tiptoe Through the Tulips

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Transfusion Transfusion

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Witch Doctor Witch Doctor

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Posted by kluv42 at 4:05 pm (PDT) on Fri May 13, 2016   
Here's one as done in 1968 by R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders.  This is a cover of a 1931 recording by Harry Roy's Bat Club Boys, so obviously it HAS to be clean, right??  It's called "My Girl's Pussy".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grrp6mxrY5Y
Posted by kluv42 at 3:49 pm (PDT) on Fri May 13, 2016   
I play online with a team for the "World's Largest Radio Trivia Contest" every spring.  The contest is the year's major fund-raiser for WWSP, the Univ. of Wisconsin - Stevens Point's campus radio station.

For the 54-hour duration of this contest, the station jettisons its usual college-rock format and plays old 45's between trivia questions, including many, many, many silly-songs from the past. 

While I remember many of these on this page from the past, I've learned of many more of them (and many others) from participating in this contest.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:33 pm (PDT) on Mon May 9, 2016   
“Stranded in the Jungle” by The Cadets
[Favorite line: “Great googa-mooga, lemme outta here!"]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCd-Hzz_TV0

“Ambrose Part 5” by Linda Laurie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZWh90eoZU
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Bonus #1: Linda Laurie guests on “To Tell The Truth.”
What a hoot to learn she was just a high school kid and did BOTH voices!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-bQqsoMvQ0

Bonus#2: Pioneering rock ‘n’ roll deejay Alan Freed guests on “To Tell The Truth.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8j8SECzULw
Posted by Dolly at 8:56 pm (PDT) on Mon May 9, 2016   
I remember those flying saucer records I freakin loved them!! how about stranded inthe jungle and the one about the in the subway tunnel "Ambrose why are we in this subway tunnel? Just keep walkin!!"
Posted by Duff at 1:47 pm (PST) on Fri February 6, 2015   
Hi, sherryberry.  I'm not sure "Mule Skinner Blues" qualifies as a novelty record.  You may know The Fendermen's 1960 version, but it was written and first recorded by Jimmy Rodgers in 1930.  The "blues yodel" song has been recorded by many artists since then.
Posted by sherryberry at 8:04 am (PST) on Thu February 5, 2015   
I think Mule Skinner Blues deserves a mention.
Posted by chrisbroz at 7:22 pm (PDT) on Fri September 19, 2014   
John Cameron Swayze was a popular newscaster (and game show panelist) of the time...who also did the iconic Timex watch commercials with the now famous line.."Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"...he wouldda been pasrodied in the song...as John Cameron Cameron...those of us who gre up in that era.."Got it"...
Posted by ozarkbob at 7:06 pm (PDT) on Fri September 19, 2014   
Yes that's it, they used John cameron  cameron because of copyrights, goin to look it up on utube now, thanks
Posted by Bob Matthews at 4:49 pm (PDT) on Fri September 19, 2014   
You mean "John Cameron Cameron" ;-)

That was "Flying Saucers, Pt 1 and 2" by Buchanan and Goodman.
It's on YouTube.

My fav was "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvus.
Posted by ozarkbob at 8:09 pm (PDT) on Tue September 16, 2014   
How about a record that came in the 50's about flying saucers landing and breing interviewed by John Cameron Swayze
Posted by Wingslinger at 11:01 am (PDT) on Sun August 31, 2014   
Shadddap-a-You Face by Joe Dolce, The Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells and Seven Little Girls by Paul Evans.  I still have these and most of the rest on vinyl, even Daddy Dewdrop's LP.  My daughter's favorite cut from that one is The March of the White Corpuscles.  It actually helped me through a Health quiz back in high school.
Posted by chrisbroz at 10:21 pm (PDT) on Sat August 30, 2014   
While we're talilnn' obscure songs, who remembers Chick-a-boom" by Daddy Dewdrop or Motorcycle Momma" by Sailcat....boith of which I remember listening to on AFN Germany in the early 70s...???
Posted by chrisbroz at 10:11 pm (PDT) on Sat August 30, 2014   
Who remembers "Shaving Cream" or "Everbody Likes My Fanny" by Benny Bell??/  Or was that just a 'regional' (NY/NJ/CT Tristate area thing???
Posted by Duff at 4:46 pm (PDT) on Mon August 25, 2014   
Hi, Chuck.  I hadn't heard "Shaddap You Face" before, but you can find it on YouTube.  It was recorded by Joe Dolce in 1980, which puts it somewhat beyond the scope of the BBeM site.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 12:40 am (PDT) on Mon August 25, 2014   
The name of the artist escapes me right now, could you include, "Shaddup-a- you face" to the list?
Posted by Duff at 12:56 pm (PST) on Mon November 18, 2013   
Yes, I think I remember "Packalafica" -- They're singing it all over Turkey, right?
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 7:48 am (PST) on Mon November 18, 2013   
Does anyone remember Soupy Sales singing"The Soupy Shuffle","The Mouse","Hey Pearl!" and"Packalafica!"?SmileWink


   Yes! They did"Whisper it all over Turkey"..Duff.Wink
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 7:47 am (PST) on Mon November 18, 2013   
Does anyone remember"Pepito The Italian Mouse"sung by Mr.Lou Monte?SmileWink
Posted by Duff at 11:08 pm (PDT) on Tue May 14, 2013   
I owned only a dozen or so 45s as a kid. Almost all of them were novelty records, and most (if not all) of them are in this gallery.
Posted by Duff at 10:30 pm (PDT) on Mon April 15, 2013   
Thanks, RonM. All three are here now.  I'd never heard "Martian Hop" before, nor the full version of "Old Rivers" -- and I had nearly forgotten "Seven Little Girls".
Posted by RonM at 10:41 am (PDT) on Thu April 11, 2013   
Just thought of another song that was very popular in the day: Seven Little Girls (Sittin' in the Back Seat).
Posted by Duff at 6:48 pm (PDT) on Tue April 9, 2013   
Dickie Goodman's "Ben Crazy" used short clips from several records. If I'm not mistaken, that Walter Brennan record was one of them.
Posted by RonM at 7:05 am (PDT) on Tue April 9, 2013   
Two that immediately come to my mind are The Martian Hop by the Ran-Dells and, maybe not so much a one hit wonder, but Old Rivers sung, or actually spoken by, Walter Brennan.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 5:35 pm (PDT) on Sun June 17, 2012   
"The Streak" by Ray Stevens, or how about The Pipkins' song, "Gimme Dat Ding."
Posted by Rivvy at 2:44 am (PDT) on Mon May 7, 2012   
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida...and not only that classic mystery "lyric", but also, way too long...another example of "penny wise, pound foolish" Studio time, then, not that hard to cover! For the time spent on that, they could have done a retake!...of course it was supposed to be "In the Garden of Eden" Chick in the booth here! Still, I'm kinda fond of it that way!

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