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    Default Turn It Off! - Novelty Songs In All Their Wretched Glory

    With apologies to the cat here who wanted everything "Turned Up"...

    And tell the truth about how long you were able to listen to these songs without turning them off.

    18 seconds max on this one -

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    33 seconds max...
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    The video is hilarious - too bad the song is so stupid - Reason # 11 on "Why I Hate Halloween".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I actually like this song - - cool Johnny Rivers "Memphis" like guitar riff coupled with that weird breathy falsetto - it actually reached # 8 on the Billboard Charts in 1965.

    This completely over-the-top and off-the-wall version by Mae West merits a place of distinction on this list - (nice guitar work though) -

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    Honestly can't even get past the "Gra -" in "Grandma" before shutting this one down. I would like to say that there is probably a special place in hell for Randy Brooks for writing this "song" but it doesn't really seem to be a very "Christmassy" sentiment so I will refrain from doing so lest there be a very special place in hell for me for being so mean-spirited about a novelty song that has brought happiness to literally no one except Randy Brooks, Elmo, and Patsy thanks to the royalties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Freaking Sinatra View Post
    With apologies to the cat here who wanted everything "Turned Up"...

    And tell the truth about how long you were able to listen to these songs without turning them off.

    18 seconds max on this one -

    What the hell? This is the best song ever! I have it on a continuous loop 24/7.

    Should I be concerned about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Freaking Sinatra View Post
    The video is hilarious - too bad the song is so stupid - Reason # 11 on "Why I Hate Halloween".
    One of the first singles I bought as a teen....and it's still in my collection!
    "I left TC for a hiatus, but since no-one noticed my absence, I came back again."

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    I put Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot Bikini on our car MP3 USB stick, and also the German version:



    Good fun.
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    What the hell? This is the best song ever! I have it on a continuous loop 24/7.

    Should I be concerned about that?
    You shouldn't be at all concerned as due to popular demand the thread title has been changed to "The Best Songs Ever That Should Be On A Continuous Loop 24/7" but hey, don't stop taking the meds in the meantime, okay? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    What the hell? This is the best song ever! I have it on a continuous loop 24/7.

    Should I be concerned about that?
    If I recall correctly, the flip side of the 45 was the song played backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    One of the first singles I bought as a teen....and it's still in my collection!
    After watching the video I realized that I was a little too harsh with this one as the performance actually is hilarious. My apologies to Lennon/McCartney for the "too bad the song is so stupid" comment.

    Strange but true - little known fact - Paul McCartney was dating Bobby Pickett's sister Lucinda "Wicked" Pickett and when this one was cut from "Rubber Soul" (it was supposed to be the gratuituous "give Ringo something to sing that no one else wants to sing to keep him happy" song but he took a pass because he thought the song was just way too "ropey" and so Paul gave it to Bobby as a way to make amends for breaking his sister's heart. Ringo's loss was Bobby's gain and the rest is history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I put Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot Bikini on our car MP3 USB stick, and also the German version:



    Good fun.
    Your video isn't available here in the States and so I took the liberty to download a comparable German language version-



    There's even a French version - quelle horreur! - -

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    Yep - I love 'Monster Mash', 'They're Coming to take me away', and this one too.
    Sorry, everyone! (But not very...)

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