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Non-Novelty Silly or Funny Songs from The 70's


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 1:31:53 PM PST
D. Hinson says:
Thanks for your contribution. Interesting information. I only knew Silverstein from his books, which were very cleverly written, no doubt, so his lyrical skills make a lot of sense. "One's On The Way", "A Boy Named Sue" "Sylvia's Mother" and "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" are all familiar and well-loved by me.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 1:48:57 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Get Your Biscuits In The Oven and Your Buns In The Bed - Kinky Friedman

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:00:33 PM PST
Surrender - Cheap Trick (that line about Mom and Dad rolling on the couch listening to KISS records always makes me laugh)
I Wanna Be an Anglepoise Lamp - The Soft Boys
Marie Provost - Nick Lowe (She was the winner/That became the doggie's dinner)
Nutted by Reality - Nick Lowe (I heard they castrated Castro...)
Little Hitler - Nick Lowe
American Squirm - Nick Lowe (I made an American squirm/And it felt so right)

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:01:04 PM PST
patc71s says:
Early 70s glam rock:
Sweet-Little Willy (they had loads of UK hits such as Wig Wam Bam, Teenage Rampage, etc.)
Slade-Cum On Feel the Noize (the biggest band in the UK in the first half of the 70's, lots of hits such as Gudbuy T' Jane, Look Wot You Dun, etc.)
Alvin Stardust-My Coo Ca Choo
Gary Glitter-I Didn't Know I Loved You til I Saw You Rock & Roll

Little Willy was a huge hit in the US, the rest of these songs were Pop hits elsewhere but not huge in the U.S.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:03:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 2:04:06 PM PST
patc71s says:
Alice Cooper had some big hits and great, sometimes funny lyrics with songs like No More Mr. Nice Guy, School's Out, Eighteen and Elected.
All were decent to huge hits except for Elected, which was a minor (missed the top 40) hit

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:05:12 PM PST
patc71s says:
SugarLoaf-Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
The Osmonds-Yo-Yo
The Osmonds-Crazy Horses
Jackson 5-ABC

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:29:18 PM PST
I saw someone a mentioned Harry Nilson, but not the one I was thinking of.

"Put The Lime In The Coconut"

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:34:48 PM PST
"Macho Man" - Village People
"Brand New Key" - Melanie

D. Hinson,

I've been posting songs that I consider to be sort of "Pseudo-Novelty" songs, which I thought might be kind of what you were going for,
but I'm not positive. I may be misunderstanding your criteria.
Let me know if my suggestions have been way off base or at least in the Ball Park.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:39:00 PM PST
Kacee says:
I really like this song, Our National Pastime by Rupert Holmes.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:53:09 PM PST
L. Crosby says:
Traffic Jam by James Taylor
funny!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:54:09 PM PST
"I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician" - Byrds
"America's Great National Pastime" - Byrds

Both released by the Byrds in 1971, "Politician" wasn't a single but was played on FM and is pretty well-known.
"Pastime" was released as a single, but not a hit. Both are pretty funny Social Commentary, though.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 2:56:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 2:57:13 PM PST
L. Crosby says:
Eggplant and Popsicle Toes on Michael Franks' album "The Art of Tea" are both pretty funny, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 2:58:47 PM PST
D. Hinson says:
Cyberian Husky,

Thanks for asking. I think "Brand New Key" "Coconut" and "Muskrat Love" were perfect examples. I'm going to look up some of the others, and see if they strike a chord in my musical memory bank. I grew up in the 70's, and have always had a passion for music, so I listened to the radio a lot back then. Mainly looking for songs that got radio play, had a bit of popularity, and were kind of nonsensical. (:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 3:00:36 PM PST
D. Hinson says:
L. Crosby,

Yes! "Popsicle Toes" perfectly represents the kind of songs I'm searching for. I remember that one only TOO well. Ha!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 5:52:48 PM PST
billy bob says:
get my rocks off dr. hook is a good one

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 5:56:21 PM PST
billy bob says:
get my rocks off dr. hook is a good one

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 6:48:09 AM PST
D. Hinson says:
Thanks for everyone' participation. In listening to your suggestions, I've found some songs that were popular, that I actually did know, but hadn't known the names of. Very helpful!

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 9:36:49 AM PST
Gary Solar says:
How about Steve Miller's "Jungle Love", or Elvis' "Steamroller Blues"? James Taylor wrote "Blues", but Elvis made it a hit.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 9:51:35 AM PST
Randy says:
I can't believe I didn't think of Shel Silverstein! Love his songwriting.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 8:24:03 AM PST
Gary Solar says:
Hey bud, got another one for you that I thought of. "Saturday Morning Confusion" by Bobby Russell. Funny song about a hangover--with kids on the side!!

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 8:29:51 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
The Rollers Show - Nick Lowe.
From the album 'Jesus Of Cool' (or 'Pure Pop For Now People' as it was called in the States)

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 7:27:24 AM PST
Gary Solar says:
Hey man. I thought of another one for you. "I've Never Been To Me" by Charlene. lol

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 6:37:37 AM PST
Fischman says:
The ultimate non-novelty, fun song from the 70s: Low Rider by War

Honorable mention to Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 6:45:04 AM PST
patc71s says:
Bobby Goldsboro-Watching Scotty Grow
Wayne Newton-Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 8:02:16 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Hava a Marajuana--David Peel
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