Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Candidate for the Dopiest Song of My Youth




What's Yours?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stretching the definition of childhood, I'd say "Disco Duck."

Deb

sandra seamans said...

From my childhood I'd say "Purple People Eater" or "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" as a teenager it would have to be "My Ding-a-Ling".

Weird songs but great fun to sing along with.

Todd Mason said...

That is a strong contender, no doubt. And they didn't stop there.

The one I hated the absolute most probably would be "I Started a Joke" by the Bee-Gees, but there were others to come that challenged it. (I'm taking dopiest in the sense of most annoyingly inanely goofy, and not lovably dopey in any way.)

Anonymous said...

In my actual childhood, "Chick-a-Boom, Chick-a-Boom, Don't You Just Love It" wins the prize.

Deb

Anonymous said...

Well it certainly was the dopiest dance.

My brother and I collected songs that would drive my mother crazy:

Surfin' Bird/Papa Oo Mow Mow
Unchained Melody (Vito & the Salutations version)
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!


Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

OK, thought of a few more I'd blocked out before:

Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Tiny Tim - I even watched his wedding on The Tonight Show)
Downtown - Mrs. Miller (remember her?)
Guitarzan (and several others) - Ray Stevens


Jeff M.

Jerry House said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've Got a Nauseating Feeling in My Tummy

le0pard13 said...

Camp Granada by Allan Sherman.

Anders E said...

"The Birdie Song" by The Tweets, a 1981 UK hit version of the song that's AKA Chicken Dance/Bird Dance/etc. It makes all other music seem like "Rites of Spring".

Anonymous said...

The problem with Jerry's pick is that is is both dopey and incredibly infectious.


Jeff M.

Jerry House said...

Infectious, Jeff, yes. Along with e-Coli, bubonic plague, and flesh-eating bacteria.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

That was pretty terrible.
Also hated Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers.

Cap'n Bob said...

Jeff scooped me on the Mrs. Miller garbage, but there were two of them.

Also, "Mamacita, I want to See Santa Claus."

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

How about "Ag-a-doo-doo-doo" by Black Lace? It was catching, though.

Al Tucher said...

"I was Kaiser Bill's Batnam."

Remember that whistling song? I can't even remember who perpetrated it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

A few of these have sent me to you tube.

John said...

I remember a lot from my parents' ancient record collections as being incredily inane. "Mairzy Doats" for one. Idiotic lyrics and a monotonous simplistic tune. And "Three Little Fiddies" or "Three Little Fishies" depending on which version you hear. Perfect for the Annoying Music show on NPR. When it gets to the part where the singer pretends to be a little boy you'll run from the room screaming.

There was a resurgence in these kinds of novelty songs in the 1970s. Remember the uproar over "Short People"? Oh! and "The Streak" by Ray Stevens is a pretty stupid song. Very popular when I was in junior high. I can't bare to hear it now.

Kent Morgan said...

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts would be right up there, but the song I hated the most was Tammy by Debbie Reynolds

Todd Mason said...

So wretched:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkG4oIPT7tU