Favorite silliest song ever

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  1. Evethingandnothing

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    Lonzo & Oscar - I'm My Own Grandpa

     
  2. Davmoco

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    I used to sing Incredible String Band's 'Big Ted' to my kids.
     
  3. DaveinMA

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    CAN-Turtles Have Short Legs
     
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    The Name Game - Shirley Ellis

     
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  5. nocturnal-transmissions

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    “I’m A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)” – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (1937)

     
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  7. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

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    I love this song.

     
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    “Boobs a Lot” – The Fugs (1966)

     
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    “2001 Sprach Kazoostra” – Temple City Kazoo Orchestra (1978)

    Although their cover of “Whole Lotta Love” (at the 7:29 mark) comes close.
     
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    The first time I heard this, I thought it was Max Headroom ---

    2Nu - This is Ponderous (1990)

     
  11. EdogawaRampo

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    Moppity Mope by The Bosstones. Brilliant vid accompanies this classic from 1959:

     
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    “Shopping For Clothes” – The Coasters (1960)

    You could create an entire playlist of silly Coasters tunes but this one is my favorite.

     
  13. EdogawaRampo

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    Another of my all time favorite silly ones -- The Edsels' Rama Lama Ding Dong. The vid post lists this as from 1961 -- and it was a hit as a re-release in that year -- but it was actually recorded and released first in 1958 and was a regional hit in the South and a couple of spot in the midwest as I recall:

     
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    “The Big Rock Candy Mountain” – Harry McClintock (1928)

    The hobo’s fantasy. And from perhaps my favorite movie of all-time.

     
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  15. EdogawaRampo

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    They were best known for their surf and car songs during '63 ~ '65, but Jan & Dean had a national top ten hit in 1959 with this bizarre bit of doo-wop:

     
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    “Ain’t Got No Home” – Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry (1956)

    He’s a lonely frog.

     
  17. EdogawaRampo

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    The Devotions "Rip Van Winkle" --

     
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    “California Kid” – The Beat Farmers (1985)

    The entire story seems implausible. But funny!

    I ordered up a whiskey
    He asked me for my bread
    I paid him two bits
    And then I pumped him full of lead

     
  19. SPF2001

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    Is "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" silly?
    Perhaps not,but I think that "The Court
    Of King Caractacus" probably is.
    Both by Rolf Harris
     
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  20. EdogawaRampo

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    Pre-surf Jan & Dean again with their 1960 tune about dirty tennis sneakers:



    Adding to the goofiness -- wow...the outfits. V-neck sweaters, bermuda shorts, knee socks and white slip ons. Just, wow.
     
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  21. Old Fart At Play

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    Great song!
     
  22. cdash99

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    Marc Parenteau of WBCN played this one to death back in the day. The humor is more dark than silly. You’ve been forewarned.
     
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  23. cdash99

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    I haven’t found a recording to post, but a comedy group named Slap Happy did a dead-on parody of Ode to Billy Joe, as Ode to Billy Joel. Link to the lyrics and a 45 second sample are below.

    Ode To Billy Joel by Slap Happy
     
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  24. SPF2001

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    You mean,"Marc played this one to death,
    Mama".
     
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    “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” – Monty Python (1979)

     
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