The Top 30 Novelty Songs Of All Time

Every Monday from June of 2018 until the final day of the year, The Nest counted down what we thought to be the top 30 novelty songs ever recorded… or at least, that we’ve heard of!  These quirky, odd, and sometime unusually specific songs never fail to make us smile… and help teach us that music doesn’t have to be taken seriously at all to be great!

Here is our list of songs with a link back to each specific post in the countdown:

#30. “People Who Died” – Jim Carroll Band (6/11/18)
#29. “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” – Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (6/18/18)
#28. “Shaving Cream” – Benny Bell (6/25/18)
#27. “New Age Girl” – Deadeye Dick (7/2/18)
#26. “The Streak” – Ray Stevens (7/9/18)
#25. “Purple People Eater” – Sheb Wooley (7/16/18)
#24. “Big Ten Inch Record” – Aerosmith (7/23/18)
#23. “If I Had $1,000,000” – Barenaked Ladies (7/30/18)
#22. “A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash (8/6/18)
#21. “Because I Got High” – Afroman (8/14/18)
#20. “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – Jimmy Buffett (8/20/18)
#19. “Star Trekkin’” – The Firm (8/27/18)
#18. “Hot Rod Lincoln” – Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen (9/3/18)
#17. “I Drink Alone” – George Thorogood (9/10/18)
#16. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” – Elmo and Patsy (9/17/18)
#15. “Macho Man” – The Village People (9/24/18)
#14. “Punk Rock Girl” – The Dead Milkmen (10/1/18)
#13. “Uneasy Rider” – Charlie Daniels Band (10/8/18)
#12. “Monster Mash” – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (10/15/18)
#11. “The Humpty Dance” – Digital Underground (10/22/18)
#10. “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” – Napoleon XVI (10/29/18)
#9. “Pussy (Round)” – The Lords of Acid (11/6/18)
#8. “Dog Police” – Dog Police (11/12/18)
#7. “The Curly Shuffle” – Jump in the Saddle Band (11/19/18)
#6. Since I couldn’t pick one, a tribute to Weird Al Yankovic (11/26/18)
#5. “I Eat Cannibals” – Total Coleo (12/3/18)
#4. “The Bad Touch” – Bloodhound Gang (12/10/18)
#3. “Fish Heads” – Barnes and Barnes (12/17/18)
#2. “Jizz in My Pants” – The Lonely Island (12/24/18)
#1. “Big Balls” – AC/DC (12/31/18)

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