Friday, 26 February 2010

Snot Rap Part 2 [Rapping Again] - Kenny Everett [1984]

Here is the less-well known follow up to the Top 10 hit Snot Rap, by the legendary Kenny Everett.

It is very similar in style to the first part, sung by his best characters, Si, Cupid, and Marcel.

At time of writing, there was a great video post from Cosmobells of the best of Kenny Everett, I loved it!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Harry Enfield - Loadsamoney [Doin' Up The House] [1988]

This 1988 single by comedian Harry Enfield as his Saturday Live character Loadsamoney reached Number 4 in the UK charts, showing, if anything, his massive popularity at that time.

The track is a mickey-take on the sample-filled dance and rap of the late 80s, and still raises a smile, I think!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Floral Dance - Terry Wogan [1978]

Possibly the ultimate novelty record, Radio 2 DJ Terry Wogan made the Brighouse And Rastrick version of this one of the biggest selling singles never to make it to Number One, and so he was persuaded to record this tongue-in-cheek vocal version and it was a moderate hit making the Top 30 in 1978.

He even made an appearance on Top Of The Pops! [You Tube Clip]

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Arthur Daley E's Alright - The Firm [1982]

To follow on from Cosmobells post of George Cole & Dennis Waterman's novelty single, ''What Are We Gonna Get For 'Er Indoors'', I offer this related novelty single by The Firm, who went on to have a Number One five years later with ''Star Trekkin'''.

This is a Chas 'N' Dave style song sung by someone sounding very like Dennis Waterman and it reached Number 14 in July 1982.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Boys In Blue - Cannon And Ball [1983]

The very hard to find single of the theme song from Cannon And Ball's only film, released in 1983 by MFP.

Time and critics have not always been kind to this film, but I have always enjoyed watching it, and the theme song is one of the best parts of it, I think!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Hold My Hand - Ken Dodd [1981]

One of Ken Dodd's last hit records, reaching the Top 75 in 1981, this is a very happy, jolly song, hard to find now, as it is not even on my dad's 3CD set.


Sunday, 7 February 2010

It's Only Love - Tony Blackburn [1969]

This is one of the Radio One DJ's late 60s attempts at a pop career, however after stalling at no. 42 in March 1969, he wisely decided to concentrate on playing, rather than making records.

The song itself is not too bad, being a decent late 60s pop song, well produced, and the singing, while not being too ambitious, is OK, too.


Saturday, 6 February 2010

Up Pompeii - Frankie Howerd [1971]

Theme song from the film of Frankie Howerd's classic TV series, Up Pompeii.

Sung by Frankie himself in very much his own comedy style!


Friday, 5 February 2010

Love Crazy [Theme From Carry On Emmannuelle] - Masterplan [1978]

Hello there, and welcome to my new blog, highlighting a selection of the best [and worst] of what you might call Novelty songs!

I kick off with this very rare theme single from the last proper Carry On film, Carry On Emmanuelle, Love Crazy, written by Kenny Lynch and performed by Masterplan [or was it just Kenny Lynch under an assumed name? My Uncle Jack swears that is definitely Kenny Lynch singing].

The song is a pastiche of 70s disco and fit the film very well [one of the few things that did, the script certainly didn't].

I hope you enjoy it, leave a comment, and if you have any similar stuff, please upload it and let me know about it!