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Subject: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Pam Scott on 03/24/08 at 11:22 pm

There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?


Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 3:05 am


There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?


Is this an American song?

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 7:32 am

I don't recall the silly bird song....


Here are a few other silly songs though

Ray Stevens sang - Harry The Hairy Ape, Guitarzan, Ahab The Arab, as well as The Streak
Midnight At The Oasis had a silly feel about it
Melanie's - Roller Skate song was a tad silly also.....

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 7:52 am


I don't recall the silly bird song....


Here are a few other silly songs though

Ray Stevens sang - Harry The Hairy Ape, Guitarzan, Ahab The Arab, as well as The Streak
Midnight At The Oasis had a silly feel about it
Melanie's - Roller Skate song was a tad silly also.....
I can recall the In The Mood by Ray Stevens with the clucking chickens.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 8:05 am


I can recall the In The Mood by Ray Stevens with the clucking chickens.


Hmmmm....I don't recall that one  but another was "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills"

and

"Along Came Jones"

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Tia on 03/25/08 at 8:29 am

silly love songs!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 8:39 am


There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?


There is a song call "Tennessee Bird Walk" which has in its lyrics "Take away their feathers and the birds will walk around in underwear". Is this the one you are thinking off?

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 8:40 am

The Ballroom Blitz _ The Sweet
The Monster Mash - can't remember by who

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 8:41 am


There is a song call "Tennessee Bird Walk" which has in its lyrics "Take away their feathers and the birds will walk around in underwear". Is this the one you are thinking off?
On YouTube, sung by Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgans

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Tia on 03/25/08 at 8:45 am

i feel bad we've forgotten about pam scott's original question.

i'd google "birds" and "dirty underwear" but i'm sorta afraid to.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 8:46 am


On YouTube, sung by Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgans


What a charismatic couple.. :o  Hope they weren't paid for that performance.......

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 8:47 am


i feel bad we've forgotten about pam scott's original question.

i'd google "birds" and "dirty underwear" but i'm sorta afraid to.


I felt bad until I heard it ...now I feel worse!!! :-\\

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 8:48 am


i feel bad we've forgotten about pam scott's original question.

i'd google "birds" and "dirty underwear" but i'm sorta afraid to.
I was afraid to at first, but research got the better of me.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Tia on 03/25/08 at 8:59 am


I was afraid to at first, but research got the better of me.
ah looks like you migth have found it. good work! once you've eliminated the possible, what remains, however improbable, must be the answer. 8)

i cant follow the link at work. sounds like that might be just as well.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 9:00 am


ah looks like you migth have found it. good work! once you've eliminated the possible, what remains, however improbable, must be the answer. 8)

i cant follow the link at work. sounds like that might be just as well.



Lose the link before it's too late............

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: agrimorfee on 03/25/08 at 9:09 am



Lose the link before it's too late............


Aw, it's a nice little tune!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 9:10 am


Aw, it's a nice little tune!



Okay, okay....I guess there's no accounting for taste.. ;)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 9:12 am


Aw, it's a nice little tune!
Definitely 70s!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/25/08 at 12:17 pm


There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?





It was called Tennessee Bird Walk by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan



Take away the trees and the birds
All have to sit upon the ground, uum
Take away their wings and
The birds will have to walk to get around
And take away the bird baths
And dirty birds will soon be ev'rywhere
Take away their feathers and
The birds will walk around in underwear
Take away their chirp and the
Birds will have to whisper when they sing
And take away their common sense and
They'll be headed southward in the spring

Oh remember my darling
When spring is in the air
And the bald headed birds
Are whisp'ring ev'rywhere
You can see them walking
Southward in their dirty underwear
That's Tennessee Bird walk

How about some trees so the birds
Won't have to sit upon the ground, uum
How about some wings so the
Birds won't have to walk to get around
And how about a bird bath or two
so the birds will all be clean
How about some feathers so their
Underwear no longer can be seen
How about a chirp so the birds
Won't have to whisper when they sing
And how about some common sense so they
Won't be blocking traffic in the spring

Oh remember my darling
When spring is in the air
And the bald headed birds
Are whisp'ring ev'rywhere
You can see them walking
Southward in their dirty underwear
That's Tennessee Bird walk




The Ballroom Blitz _ The Sweet
The Monster Mash - can't remember by who



The Monster Mash was done by Bobbie "Boris" Pickett which came out in 1962.


Some of my favorites 1970s silly songs are:

Junk Food Junkie- Larry Groce
My Ding-a-Ling-Chuck Berry
Spiders and Snakes-Jim Stafford
Gitarzan-Ray Stevens
They're Coming to Take me Away (A HA!) - Napoleon XIV (My theme song  :D :D ;D ;D )

(These last two may be from the 1960s)



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 12:29 pm



Some of my favorites 1970s silly songs are:

My Ding-a-Ling-Chuck Berry



Cat
This song haunts me even to today, for I remember hearing an extended version (other than the singer) of My Ding-a-Ling one late night on a Pirate Radio Station. I have never heard it since.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gemini on 03/25/08 at 1:08 pm





Some of my favorites 1970s silly songs are:

Junk Food Junkie- Larry Groce
My Ding-a-Ling-Chuck Berry
Spiders and Snakes-Jim Stafford
Gitarzan-Ray Stevens
They're Coming to Take me Away (A HA!) - Napoleon XIV (My theme song  :D :D ;D ;D )

(These last two may be from the 1960s)



Cat

All silly ones for sure, I think we had Gitarzan on a 45 and I know I had one called Bridget the Midget, I think Ray Stevens did that one as well. I'll check when I get home.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/25/08 at 1:29 pm


All silly ones for sure, I think we had Gitarzan on a 45 and I know I had one called Bridget the Midget, I think Ray Stevens did that one as well. I'll check when I get home.


I think we also had Gitarzan on a 45. What really got me about Ray Steven, yeah he is known for his great songs like The Streak, and other funny songs but he did a beautiful song "Everything is Beautiful". So totally unlike him and he did a great job at it, too.



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: wildcard on 03/25/08 at 2:46 pm

I know and like There coming TTMA, Guitarzan and The Streak

Some other songs that come to mind are does your chewing gum lifotbon and beep beep  beep beep his horn went beep beep beep.  Not sure if those are 70's.  I liked that silly camp song with the scout writing his parents too. I know theTrashmen Surfin Bird is in the 60's

added http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/trashmen1.shtml

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 4:21 pm


I think we also had Gitarzan on a 45. What really got me about Ray Steven, yeah he is known for his great songs like The Streak, and other funny songs but he did a beautiful song "Everything is Beautiful". So totally unlike him and he did a great job at it, too.



Cat


I really liked that one as well as "Misty"..... :)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 4:24 pm


All silly ones for sure, I think we had Gitarzan on a 45 and I know I had one called Bridget the Midget, I think Ray Stevens did that one as well. I'll check when I get home.


Yes, it was Stevens. Probably can't sing that one anymore with political correctness and all........

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 4:27 pm





The Monster Mash was done by Bobbie "Boris" Pickett which came out in 1962.


Some of my favorites 1970s silly songs are:

Junk Food Junkie- Larry Groce
My Ding-a-Ling-Chuck Berry
Spiders and Snakes-Jim Stafford
Gitarzan-Ray Stevens
They're Coming to Take me Away (A HA!) - Napoleon XIV (My theme song  :D :D ;D ;D )

(These last two may be from the 1960s)



Cat


Spiders And Snakes was a cool song and the Coming To Take Me Away song was funny (who didn't know that chorus by heart?).

The Monster Mash was remade in about 1974 I think....

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/25/08 at 4:29 pm


This song haunts me even to today


You, me and almost everyone else!  ::)

I remember hearing an extended version (other than the singer) of My Ding-a-Ling one late night on a Pirate Radio Station. I have never heard it since.


Chuck Berry's version originally clocked in at some 11 and a half minutes...

It was edited down to four minutes for the single...and even that was four minutes too long!  :P

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 4:40 pm


You, me and almost everyone else!  ::)

Chuck Berry's version originally clocked in at some 11 and a half minutes...

It was edited down to four minutes for the single...and even that was four minutes too long!  :P
Thanks, but I still to find a recording of it.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: star80 on 03/25/08 at 4:41 pm

Dead Skunk ~ Louden Wainwright III


.....there's a dead skunk in the middle of the road and it's stinkin' to high heavens

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 4:47 pm

My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/25/08 at 5:02 pm


My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake


Another one from the politically-incorrect 1960s...somewhere in the song there's the line 'practiced 'til I was black in the face'...

Never stopped it from being played as a favourite on kids' radio programmes though!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/08 at 5:05 pm


Another one from the politically-incorrect 1960s...somewhere in the song there's the line 'practiced 'til I was black in the face'...

Never stopped it from being played as a favourite on kids' radio programmes though!
Ed Stewart's Jumior Choice?

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/25/08 at 5:08 pm


Ed Stewart's Jumior Choice?


Indeed...and it probably had a fair amount of spins on its predecessor, Children's Favourites (and I'm going back to the days of the Light Programme here!)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: karen on 03/25/08 at 7:14 pm


Indeed...and it probably had a fair amount of spins on its predecessor, Children's Favourites (and I'm going back to the days of the Light Programme here!)



We have a copy on a CD titled "Hello Children Everywhere"

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: wildcard on 03/25/08 at 7:23 pm


My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake


forgot to mention that one

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: saver on 03/25/08 at 7:36 pm

This makes me laugh as it is only the title and made into a song-that no one else would ever cover:

Midemeanor by Foster Silver.....funny to hear someone singing about a misdemeanor relating to love

or a hit that people sang: 'Look What They've Done To My Song Ma'...now why would people sing along to this song when they haven't a song for ma to do anything with?
(just catchy I guess)...

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/25/08 at 8:07 pm


This makes me laugh as it is only the title and made into a song-that no one else would ever cover:

Midemeanor by Foster Silver.....funny to hear someone singing about a misdemeanor relating to love

or a hit that people sang: 'Look What They've Done To My Song Ma'...now why would people sing along to this song when they haven't a song for ma to do anything with?
(just catchy I guess)...


I really liked 'Look What They've Done To My Song Ma'

Also in the same genre ....... I'll Never Fall in Love Again by Burt Bacharach

"What do you get when you kiss a guy..you get enough germs to catch pneumonia"

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: snozberries on 03/25/08 at 9:10 pm


Rick Dees did Disco Duck but I don't think he was in his underwear

one of my favorite silly songs is

Oscar Brown Jr's The Lone Ranger.

Don't know if its 70s but that's when I listened to it...

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Bobby on 03/25/08 at 9:23 pm


Another one from the politically-incorrect 1960s...somewhere in the song there's the line 'practiced 'til I was black in the face'...

Never stopped it from being played as a favourite on kids' radio programmes though!


Yes, I grimaced when I heard that line, lol, though I guess nobody batted an eyelid about it back then. I love the song though and the end joke is pretty good.

Did Drake come up with all the voices in that song?

Gimme Dat Ding - Pipkins
Funky moped - Jasper Carrott
Smurf Song - Father Abraham and the Smurfs
Mouldy old dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
Right said Fred - Bernard Cribbins (though I think this was the 60s)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: whistledog on 03/25/08 at 10:53 pm


Mouldy old dough - Lieutenant Pigeon


That one indeed is silly, but everytime I hear it, my feet tap away.  Love the tin whistle portion

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/26/08 at 1:02 am


All silly ones for sure, I think we had Gitarzan on a 45 and I know I had one called Bridget the Midget, I think Ray Stevens did that one as well. I'll check when I get home.
this is my favorite Ray Stevens song  :)    but I can't find a video of him performing it on Youtube. When I searched, the only ones that came up were some midget porn star named Bridget  :o but I guess that would be no worse than birds in dirty underwear

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 2:56 am

My Brother ~ Terry Scott

When was that first released?

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 3:03 am

Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West - Bennie Hill

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 3:10 am


Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West - Bennie Hill
Silly yes, but a great song.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 3:11 am


Silly yes, but a great song.


I knew you'd say that.... :)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 3:15 am

Captain Zero - The Mixtures

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: karen on 03/26/08 at 10:01 am


My Brother ~ Terry Scott

When was that first released?


That might have been a sixties song.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/26/08 at 10:16 am


Spiders And Snakes was a cool song and the Coming To Take Me Away song was funny (who didn't know that chorus by heart?).




Well, I am one of those people who actually know all the verses by heart, too.  :-[  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/26/08 at 2:49 pm


We have a copy on a CD titled "Hello Children Everywhere"


Heh! You bought this too?  ;)

(Don't laugh, I've got all three volumes!  :-before 'Children's Choice'...now I am going back!


Did Drake come up with all the voices in that song?


Yes Rob, he did...not that he was a master of voices (or comedy, IMHO!)

Apart from being favourites with the kids, this song, 'Right Said Fred' and 'My Brother' were all produced by George Martin, just before he came across some group called The Beatles...

'Funky Moped' featured heavy ELO involvement (but it was the flip-side that sold the record!)

And 'Mouldy Old Dough' died a death when first released...it somehow became the theme tune to a current affairs programme in Belgium (honest!), before eventually becoming a success in Britain...

The image of Hilda Woodward (the old dear walloping the piano) on TOTP will stick with me for the rest of my days!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/08 at 3:55 pm



Apart from being favourites with the kids, this song, 'Right Said Fred' and 'My Brother' were all produced by George Martin, just before he came across some group called The Beatles...

George Martin also produced the Peter Sellers albums too.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 4:12 pm



Well, I am one of those people who actually know all the verses by heart, too.  :-[  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat



Well...you DO have more time to learn in THOSE places.... ;)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/26/08 at 4:45 pm



Well...you DO have more time to learn in THOSE places.... ;)



Yup-and you are just jealous that the voices talk to ME.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 5:38 pm



Yup-and you are just jealous that the voices talk to ME.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


Jealous...yes.  Nobody talks to me...... :\'(

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Rex on 03/26/08 at 5:40 pm


Thanks, but I still to find a recording of it.


A quick ebay search brought back several copies of the single.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 5:43 pm

Convoy - C. W. McCall

not too silly but definitely a novelty song

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 5:56 pm

"Why Don't We Get Drunk (and Screw)"  - Jimmy Buffet

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/26/08 at 6:30 pm


George Martin also produced the Peter Sellers albums too.


He did...still very enjoyable they are too!

He also handled production duties for Spike Milligan, The Alberts and The Temperance Seven...all acts with a comedy slant...

It's been said that some bigwigs at EMI automatically classed The Beatles as a comedy act when they saw that George was producing them!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/26/08 at 6:35 pm


He did...still very enjoyable they are too!

He also handled production duties for Spike Milligan, The Alberts and The Temperance Seven...all acts with a comedy slant...

It's been said that some bigwigs at EMI automatically classed The Beatles as a comedy act when they saw that George was producing them!


Well...Yellow Submarine is a novelty type song as well as Octopus' Garden.... :)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: karen on 03/26/08 at 7:16 pm


Heh! You bought this too?  ;)

(Don't laugh, I've got all three volumes!  :-

'Funky Moped' featured heavy ELO involvement (but it was the flip-side that sold the record!)



Is that the Magic Roundabout thing?  I recall hearing a very little bit of this once being played in my brothers bedroom, then I was shooed away!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: malibumike65 on 03/27/08 at 3:05 am

A couple of silly ditties come to mind. One by Bobby Russell called "Saturday Morning Confusion", and Loudon Wainwright III's "Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road".

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/27/08 at 2:33 pm


Jealous...yes.  Nobody talks to me...... :\'(



Well, I talk to you.  ;D



Convoy - C. W. McCall

not too silly but definitely a novelty song



C.W. McCall had more of a novelty song in "Coming Back For More"

http://www.cw-mccall.com/works/real/more.shtml

:o :o :o



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/08 at 2:37 pm


Convoy - C. W. McCall

not too silly but definitely a novelty song
How about the spoof on this?

Convoy GB ~ Laurie Lingo And The Dipsticks

(The Performers werethe Radio 1 DJs Dave Lee Travis and Paul Burnett)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/27/08 at 2:42 pm


At least I have the excuse that it's "for the children to listen to in the car"


Yep...sadly I can't hide behind that excuse!  :-Was Puffin' Billy ever a theme tune for something either radio or TV.

That piece of music was the opening theme to 'Hello Children Everywhere'...not sure if it carried onto 'Children's Favourites', but by 'Junior Choice' it had changed to a version of 'Morningtown Ride'...

Is that the Magic Roundabout thing?  I recall hearing a very little bit of this once being played in my brothers bedroom, then I was shooed away!


It sounds very tame now, but due to a bit of dubious content and a swear word thrown in, it was promptly banned...which made it sell!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Bobby on 03/27/08 at 4:46 pm


Heh! You bought this too?  ;)

(Don't laugh, I've got all three volumes!  :-before 'Children's Choice'...now I am going back!


I have one of those 'Hello Children Everywhere' - vol. 2. I try to avoid 'Run rabbit run' by Flanagan and Allen if I can help it though, ha ha.

Yes Rob, he did...not that he was a master of voices (or comedy, IMHO!)

Drake was a product of his time. From what I saw of him he was too camp for my liking.

Apart from being favourites with the kids, this song, 'Right Said Fred' and 'My Brother' were all produced by George Martin, just before he came across some group called The Beatles...

Funny how these things happen, lol.

'Funky Moped' featured heavy ELO involvement (but it was the flip-side that sold the record!)

ELO were involved? As in the music side of things? Yes, I think the flip side was called 'The Magic Roundabout' and it was a comedy routine. Nothing special but then I never rated Jasper Carrott that high anyway.

And 'Mouldy Old Dough' died a death when first released...it somehow became the theme tune to a current affairs programme in Belgium (honest!), before eventually becoming a success in Britain...

The image of Hilda Woodward (the old dear walloping the piano) on TOTP will stick with me for the rest of my days!


I am trying to work out how the Belgians could justify having 'Mouldy Old Dough' growling at the start of a current affairs programme, lol.

The whole concept of a mother and son band seems quite weird. I may have to see if there is a TOTP video of them on Youtube.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 03/27/08 at 5:33 pm


Drake was a product of his time. From what I saw of him he was too camp for my liking.


I couldn't quite grasp the attraction of him, but there y'go!

ELO were involved? As in the music side of things?

Yes...Jeff Lynne (guitars), Richard Tandy (keyboards) and Bev Bevan (drums)...I think the link was through Bevan, who Carrott was a long-standing friend of...

I am trying to work out how the Belgians could justify having 'Mouldy Old Dough' growling at the start of a current affairs programme, lol.


This is Belgium we're talking about...they're a law unto themselves!  ::)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 03/29/08 at 8:38 am

Rock lobster - B52's

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/29/08 at 12:27 pm


Rock lobster - B52's



How could I forget "Rock Lobster"?  :-[  I remember in high school, I was trying to convince a friend of mine that there was such a song. She never heard it.  But on that same token, just about anything by the B52s.


Oh another one is "I Want Money" by the Flying Lizards (a remake of the old Beatles tune). Definitely..um...different.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cinnabon on 03/30/08 at 3:32 pm

IMO, Muskrat Love definitely belongs in this category!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/30/08 at 6:23 pm


IMO, Muskrat Love definitely belongs in this category!



Muskrat Love belongs on the jukebox from Hell.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cinnabon on 03/31/08 at 5:09 am

Coconut by Nilsson is kind of silly but it's a fun song.  :)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: midnite on 04/04/08 at 12:19 am


Rock lobster - B52's


Definitely Silly and Great.

I think these 70s songs are a little silly

Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (love it, but the lyrics are strange - tacky tigers)
Bozz Skaggs - Lido Shuffle (who is Lido anyways)
The Cramps - Human Fly (wicked bass-line but funny lyrics)
Frank Zappa - Don't Eat The Yellow Snow (I love Apostrophe, but the lyrics are pretty silly)
Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In the Grass (bizzare song and lyrics that make you smile)
Jigsaw - Sky High (love it or hate it, its silly)
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (everyone loves this silly song - Wah-oooooooooo)




Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 04/04/08 at 12:25 am



Muskrat Love belongs on the jukebox from Hell.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


Jukebox from hell?  I used to love that song....... >:(  and IF you're right .... that makes me stupid)... :D


Definitely Silly and Great.

I think these 70s songs are a little silly

Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (love it, but the lyrics are strange - tacky tigers)
Bozz Skaggs - Lido Shuffle (who is Lido anyways)
The Cramps - Human Fly (wicked bass-line but funny lyrics)
Frank Zappa - Don't Eat The Yellow Snow (I love Apostrophe, but the lyrics are pretty silly)
Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In the Grass (bizzare song and lyrics that make you smile)
Jigsaw - Sky High (love it or hate it, its silly)
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (everyone loves this silly song - Wah-oooooooooo)



Werewolves is a great choice.......

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Lindee on 04/04/08 at 11:22 am

Hot Rod Lincoln-Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Troglodyte-Jimmy Castor Bunch
Convention '72 and Mr. Jaws. They used bits and pieces of other songs in them.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: karen on 04/04/08 at 11:32 am



The Cramps - Human Fly (wicked bass-line but funny lyrics)



Is this a 70s song?  I always associate The Cramps with the 80s  :-\\

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/04/08 at 2:08 pm


Coconut by Nilsson is kind of silly but it's a fun song.  :)


I cannot stand that song!  :P

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/04/08 at 4:32 pm


Jukebox from hell?  I used to love that song....... >:(  and IF you're right .... that makes me stupid)... :D




Ok, I will rephrase-MY jukebox from hell. I happen to like the Pina Colota Song and I know a lot of people would put that on the jukebox from hell.



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: midnite on 04/04/08 at 7:03 pm


Is this a 70s song?  I always associate The Cramps with the 80s  :-\\


From 1978.  This is the only song I know of theirs. There were very weird and into the punk scene from what I understand.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: karen on 04/04/08 at 7:05 pm


From 1978.  This is the only song I know of theirs. There were very weird and into the punk scene from what I understand.


Most often I've heard their style described as punkabilly.

I have a couple of their albums but they are currently in storage.  I haven't listened to them in ages.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 04/04/08 at 8:09 pm



Ok, I will rephrase-MY jukebox from hell. I happen to like the Pina Colota Song and I know a lot of people would put that on the jukebox from hell.



Cat


Loved that one too......... ;)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/08 at 10:55 am


Loved that one too......... ;)
Yes it is a catchy little number.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cloudddae on 04/15/08 at 5:22 pm

Disco Duck by Rick Dees comes to mind...
Also...
Their coming to take me away- Dr. Demento

Sorry if these were already posted, I didn`t read all the way back.  :D

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: snozberries on 04/15/08 at 11:42 pm


Disco Duck by Rick Dees comes to mind...
Also...
Their coming to take me away- Dr. Demento

Sorry if these were already posted, I didn`t read all the way back.  :D




they're coming to take me away is actually by Napoleon XIV.... it was played by Dr. Demento on his radio shows and featured on his CDs

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cinnabon on 04/16/08 at 5:05 am

Weird Al Yankovic's first parody, "My Bologna", from The Knack's "My Sharona", which he recorded in a bathroom.  ;D

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cloudddae on 04/16/08 at 3:57 pm




they're coming to take me away is actually by Napoleon XIV.... it was played by Dr. Demento on his radio shows and featured on his CDs


Good to know, thanks for the heads up on that, snozberries.  ;)

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: DeesFancyDress on 04/23/08 at 7:21 am

I wish I had never read this thread. Now I've got loads of nasty tunes stuck in my head and I'll never be able to sleep now.

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 7:50 am


I wish I had never read this thread. Now I've got loads of nasty tunes stuck in my head and I'll never be able to sleep now.
All that may be fine, but who has been putting these replies in this topic...

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: MrCleveland on 04/28/08 at 12:57 pm

The only silly song I know from the 70's is "Gimmie dat thing".

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/08 at 12:58 pm


The only silly song I know from the 70's is "Gimmie dat thing".
Gimme Dat Ding by The Pipkins ?

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: snozberries on 04/29/08 at 10:04 pm


Good to know, thanks for the heads up on that, snozberries.  ;)


No prob. It's rare I get to educate someone on this board about music  with all the dang audiophiles we have here ;D

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/01/08 at 2:23 pm

for some strange reason, this song popped in my mind as I was taking a walk on my break.  ???

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

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/23/08 at 9:01 pm

Junk food junkie~Larry Groce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKKUTW65PK4

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: cinnabon on 08/30/08 at 5:36 pm

Here's another one - Rubber Duckie by Ernie from Sesame Street (as voiced by the late great Jim Henson)

Believe it or not this song actually made the Top 40 - I was listening to a 1970 countdown on XM Radio today and Rubber Duckie was on the charts!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: BECCA on 06/27/12 at 4:45 pm


There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?

I remember the song and I have been thinking about it for awhile now...I do...I do..I do remember but cannot think of the name

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Nostalgic on 07/01/12 at 4:12 am

I love "Tennessee Bird Walk"!

I always thought "Chick-a-Boom" and "Heaven on the Seventh Floor" were silly ... and yes, "Silly Love Songs".

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: gibbo on 08/03/12 at 6:30 am

This was a pretty silly 70's song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hUW-ar2XbE

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Howard on 08/03/12 at 7:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/12 at 2:01 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4
"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" is a 1966 novelty record

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Howard on 08/04/12 at 7:10 pm


"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" is a 1966 novelty record


I thought it was from the early 70's. ???

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Paul on 08/06/12 at 10:09 am


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


Inoffensive little number which the erstwhile Jonathan King covered for the UK market...

Daddy Dewdrop was an archetypal one hit wonder, but later in the decade he came up with a disco effort called 'Nanu Nanu', which had nothing going for it save for the fact that its drumbeat was used as the basis for 'Stars On 45'!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Lynn on 08/26/12 at 8:36 pm

From Roger Miller...is this the song?
Tennessee BirdWalk

Take away the trees and the birds will have to sit upon the ground
Take away their wings and the birds will have to walk to get around
Take away their birdbaths and dirty birds will soon be everywhere
Take away their feathers and the birds will walk around in underwear
Take away their chirp and the birds will have to whisper when they sing
Take away their common sense and they'll all be heading southward in the
spring

Chorus
Oh remember me my darling when spring is in the air
and the bald headed birds are whispering everywhere
You can see them walking southward in their dirty underwear
That's Tennessee Birdwalk

How about some trees so the birds won't have to sit upon the ground
How about some wings so the birds won't have to walk to get around
How about a birdbath or two so the birds will all be clean
And how about some feathers so their underwear no longer will be seen
How about a chirp so the birds won't have to whisper when they sing
And how about some common sense so they won't be blocking traffic in the
spring

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/28/12 at 5:34 pm


From Roger Miller...is this the song?
Tennessee BirdWalk

Take away the trees and the birds will have to sit upon the ground
Take away their wings and the birds will have to walk to get around
Take away their birdbaths and dirty birds will soon be everywhere
Take away their feathers and the birds will walk around in underwear
Take away their chirp and the birds will have to whisper when they sing
Take away their common sense and they'll all be heading southward in the
spring

Chorus
Oh remember me my darling when spring is in the air
and the bald headed birds are whispering everywhere
You can see them walking southward in their dirty underwear
That's Tennessee Birdwalk

How about some trees so the birds won't have to sit upon the ground
How about some wings so the birds won't have to walk to get around
How about a birdbath or two so the birds will all be clean
And how about some feathers so their underwear no longer will be seen
How about a chirp so the birds won't have to whisper when they sing
And how about some common sense so they won't be blocking traffic in the
spring



That wasn't Roger Miller. That was Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan. (chirp, chirp.)



Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: mistymented1 on 09/02/12 at 11:01 am

Lasso from El Paso ~ Kinky Friedman

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: mistymented1 on 09/02/12 at 11:02 am

Wildwood Weed ~ Jim Stafford

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Henk on 09/02/12 at 11:58 am

Aussies (and Aussies only) might remember this... ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqjpxEYWZk0

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Howard on 09/02/12 at 2:50 pm


Aussies (and Aussies only) might remember this... ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqjpxEYWZk0


HA! This is too funny.  ;D

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/03/12 at 9:28 pm


Aussies (and Aussies only) might remember this... ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqjpxEYWZk0


You'd be surprised...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP4P0IbIBPk
;)


Brad Stanfield: Gumball Wizard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWMEdqP067s

Weird Al: Hit Me With a Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU52x6sft5A

Meri Wilson: Telephone Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTDzFUlrDYM

Larry Groce: Junk Food Junkie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ--JIh8zTY



Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Nancy on 09/19/12 at 2:19 pm


There was a silly song about birds in their dirty underware....does anyone but me remember this?




I think you're thinking of "The Grandmother Song" by Steve Martin. One of the lines went "So put a live chicken in your underwear...go into the closet and suck eggs"    LOL For real, that was one of the lyrics!

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/19/12 at 6:04 pm




I think you're thinking of "The Grandmother Song" by Steve Martin. One of the lines went "So put a live chicken in your underwear...go into the closet and suck eggs"    LOL For real, that was one of the lyrics!



Oh man, I totally forgot that song off of the Let's Get Small album.



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


But my favorite of Steve Martin's HAS to be:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5dZxA-rZY




Cat

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Howard on 09/22/13 at 3:13 pm

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

Billy "Crash" Craddock- Rub It In

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/22/13 at 11:54 pm

not sure how silly these 2 songs are but they crack me up, both by Joe Tex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6CiG3apcd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9z61JaAtE

Subject: Re: Silly Songs of the 1970's

Written By: Howard on 10/23/13 at 6:48 am


not sure how silly these 2 songs are but they crack me up, both by Joe Tex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6CiG3apcd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9z61JaAtE



Joe Tex had some pretty silly songs.

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