A lot of the novelty songs listed under relationship from the 1950s made the British charts. All hyperlinks are to You Tube
Extra contrived novelty Christmas songs are right here

1950s

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  • The Cat Got here Again (Sonny James, 1956)
  • Catch a Falling Star (Perry Como, 1957)
  • Chantilly Lace (Massive Bopper, 1958)
  • Charlie Brown (The Coasters, 1959)
  • Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (Crimson Foley, 1950)
  • The Chipmunk Track (David Seville & the Chipmunks, 1958)
  • The Clapping Track (“Clap-pat clap-slap”) (Shirley Ellis, 1965)
  • Choo’n Gum (“A chew, chew, chew, chew choo’n gum”) (Teresa Brewer, 1950)
  • Come On-a My Home (Rosemary Clooney, 1951)
  • Cumberland Hole (Lonnie Donegan, 1957)

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  • Mad Passionate Love (Bernard Bresslaw, 1958)
  • Mama (David Whitfield, 1955); additionally Connie Francis model, 1959
  • The Man from Laramie (Jimmy Younger, 1955)
  • Margie (Fat Domino, 1959)
  • Me And My Teddy Bear (Rosemary Clooney, 195?)
  • Melting Pot (Blue Mink, 1969)
  • Reminiscences Are Made from This (Dean Martin, 1955)
  • Center of the Home (Alma Cogan, 1956)
  • Mocking Chook Hill (Burl Ives, 1950s)
  • The Mummy (Bob McFadden and Dor, 1959)
  • Music, Music, Music (“Put One other Nickel In”) (Teresa Brewer, 1950)

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  • St George and the Dragonet (Stan Freberg, 1953)
  • See You Later Alligator (Invoice Haley and The Comets, 1955)
  • Seven Little Ladies (The Avons, 1959)
  • Sh-Increase (The Chords, 1954)
  • She Wears Crimson Feathers (Man Mitchell, 1952)
  • Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop (Little Anthony and the Imperials, 1959)
  • Brief Fats Fanny (Larry Williams, 1957)
  • Brief Shorts (The Royal Teenagers, 1957)
  • Sing Little Birdie (Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr, 1959)
  • The Six 5 Particular (Bob Cort Skiffle Group, 1957)
  • Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1955)
  • Any individual Unhealthy Stole de Wedding ceremony Bell (Eartha Kitt, 1954)
  • Sparrow within the Treetop (Man Mitchell, 1951)
  • Splish-Splash (Bobby Darin, 1958)
  • Stagger Lee (Lloyd Value, 1959)
  • Stranded In The Jungle (The Cadets, 1956)
  • Silly Cupid (Connie Francis, 1958)
  • Sugartime (Alma Cogan with Mike Sammes Singers, 1958)

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  • Takes Two To Tango (Dean Martin, 1952)
  • A Teenager In Love (Dion & The Belmonts, 1959)
  • Thanks very a lot (The Scaffold, 1967)
  • The Factor (Phil Harris, 1950)
  • This Ole Home (Rosemary Clooney, 1954)
  • Three Stars (Ruby Wright, 1959)
  • Transfusion (Nervous Norvus, 1956)
  • Triplets (The Beverley Sisters, 1953)
  • Tutti Frutti (“A Wop-bop-a-loo-mop a-lop-bam-boom”) (Little Richard, 1955)
  • Twenty Tiny Fingers (The Stargazers, 1952) and likewise model by Alma Cogan (1955)
  • Two Little Males In A Flying Saucer (Ella Fitzgerald, 1951)
  • Two Pretty Black Eyes (Stanley Holloway, 1950s, initially recorded by him in 1934)
    (there was one other model, nonetheless, with the road “Just for kissing one other man’s spouse”)
  • The Typewriter (Leroy Anderson, 1950)

U, V

  • Ugly Duckling (Danny Kaye, 1952)
  • Veni Vidi Vici (Ronnie Hilton, 1954)
  • Victory Calypso (“Cricket Pretty Cricket”) (Egbert Moore (Lord Newbie), 1950)

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X, Y, Z

1960s

A

  • Abergavenny (“Taking a visit as much as Abergavenny”) (Shannon aka Marty Wilde, 1969)
  • Ahab the Arab (Ray Stevens, 1965)
  • Ally Oop (The Hollywood Argyles, 1960)

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C

  • Calendar Lady (Neil Sedaka, 1961)
  • Catch Us If You Can (Dave Clark 5, 1965)
  • Cinderella Rockefella (Esther and Abi Ofarim, 1968)
  • The Espresso Track (“They’ve Received an Terrible Lot of Espresso in Brazil”) (Frank Sinatra, 1961, re-recording of 1946 model)
  • Come Outdoors (Mike Sarne & Wendy Richard, 1962)
  • Cowboy Jimmy Joe (Alma Cogan, 1961)

D

  • Da Doo Ron Ron (The Crystals, 1963)
  • Dang Me (Roger Miller, 1964)
  • Devoted Follower of Style (The Kinks, 1966)
  • Delilah (Tom Jones, 1967)
  • Ding Dong! The Witch Is Lifeless (The Fifth Property, 1967)
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E (Tammy Wynette, 1968) (Billy Connolly additionally had a success with a parody on Tammy’s tune)
  • Do the Funky Rooster (Rufus Thomas, 1969)
  • Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour on the Bedpost In a single day? (Lonnie Donegan, 1961)
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann, 1964)
  • Dominique (The Singing Nun, 1963)
  • Donald, The place’s Your Troosers? (Andy Stewart and the White Heather Group, 1961)
  • There’s a mountain (Donovan, ?1967)
  • Don’t Soar Off the Roof, Dad (Tommy Cooper, 1961)
  • Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (“Crooked Little Man”) (The Serendipity Singers, 1964)
  • Don’t Cease the Carnival (Alan Value, 1968)
  • Down Got here the Rain (Mitch Murray, 1965)

E, F

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  • Get an Ugly Lady to Marry You (The Coasters, 1965?)
  • Gitarzan (Ray Stevens, 1969)
  • Going to the Zoo (Julie Felix, 1960s)
  • Good Timin’ (“A-tick-a-tick-a-tick-a-tick”) (Jimmy Jones, 1960)
  • Goodbye (Peter Prepare dinner and Dudley Moore, 1965)
  • Goodness Gracious Me (“O physician, I’m in bother”) (Sophia Loren & Peter Sellers, 1960)
  • Gossip Calypso (Bernard Cribbins, 1962)
  • Inexperienced, Inexperienced Grass of Dwelling (Tom Jones, 1966)
  • Inexperienced Road Inexperienced (The New Vaudeville Band, 1967)

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  • Lah de Dah (Jake Thackray, 1967)
  • The Little Outdated Woman From Pasadena (The Seashore Boys, 1964)
  • Chief of the Pack (Shangri-Las, 1964)
  • Chief of the Laundromat (The Detergents, 1965) (re-work of “Chief of the Pack”)
  • Let It Out (“Let all of it hang around”) (Hombres, 1967)
  • Let’s Take into consideration Dwelling (Bob Luman, 1960)
  • Let’s Turkey Trot (Little Eva, 1963)
  • Lily the Pink (The Scaffold, 1968)
  • Little Arrows (Leapy Lee, 1968)
  • Little Containers (Peter Seeger, 1963)
  • Little Egypt (The Coasters. 1961)
  • Little Outdated Man (“Uptight – All the pieces’s Alright”) (Invoice Cosby, 1967)
  • The Locomotion (Little Eva, 1962)
  • Lucy within the Sky with Diamonds (The Beatles, 1967)
  • The Lumberjack Track (Monty Python, 1969)

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1970s

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  • Mama Weer all Crazee Now (Slade, 1972)
  • Manchester United (The Manchester United Soccer Workforce, 1976)
  • Matchstalk Males and Matchstalk Cats and Canine (Lowry) (Brian & Michael, 1977)
  • Mouldy Outdated Dough (Lieutenant Pigeon, 1972)
  • Mr Jaws (Dickie Goodman, 1975)
  • Muskrat Love (Captain and Tennille, 1976)
  • My Ding-A-Ling (Chuck Berry, 1972)
  • My Buddy Stan (Slade, 1973)
  • My Backyard of Love (Benny Hill, 1970s)
  • My Lady Invoice (Jim Stafford, 1974)
  • Nagbomba Si Candida (D’ Massive three Sullivans, 1970)
  • Good Legs, Disgrace About Her Face (The Monks, 1979)
  • Oops Upside Your Head (The Hole Band, 1979)

P, Q, R

S, T, U

  • Sarah (Artwork & Dotty Todd, 197?)
  • Faculty’s Out (“No extra pencils, no extra books”) (Alice Cooper, 1972)
  • Shaddap You Face (Joe Dolce, 1979?)
  • Brief Folks (Randy Newman, 1977)
  • Tea for the Tillerman (Cat Stevens, 1970)
  • The Streak (Ray Stevens, 1974)
  • Phone Man (Meri Wilson, 1977)
  • Tiger Toes (Mud, 1974)
  • Troglodyte (Cave Man) (The Jimmy Castor Bunch, 1973)
  • Two Pretty Black Eyes (Herman’s Hermits, 197?)

V, W, X, Y, Z


Some novelty songs didn’t make the charts, however have been nonetheless well-known, e.g.

  • Flash Bang Wallop (Tommy Steele, 1963)
  • Give Me Again my Gabardine Mac (Bernard Cribbins, 1960s)
  • I’m Backing Britain (Bruce Forsyth, 1967)
  • I’m Shy, Mary Ellen, I’m Shy (Stanley Holloway in 1962 after Jack Pleasants in 1912)
  • The Final Cigarette/The Tobacco Track (Sheila Hancock, 196?, initially sung by Miriam Karlin)
  • Let’s All Go Down the Strand (Stanley Holloway, 1962)
  • Mexican Hat Dance (Allan Sherman, 1963)
  • My Phrase, You Do Look Queer (Stanley Holloway, 1960, however initially recorded by him in 1938)
  • Pheasant Plucker’s Son (Invoice Maynard, 1975)

Hit songs from some well-known and sometimes seen musicals, movies and cartoons are omitted, e.g. Chim-chiminee, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Fortuosity, Once I see an elephant fly, Who’s Afraid of the Massive Unhealthy Wolf?

Spiritual songs and spirituals resembling “Superb Grace“, “Little Drummer Boy“, “Mary’s Boy Youngster“, “She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain” not included.

Flanders & Swann: omitted, as too many, and largely related with stage musicals. The next, nonetheless, deserve a point out, as they have been very well-known: “The Gasman Cometh“, “The Hippopotamus“, “I’m a Gnu”, and the paean to the London omnibus, “A Transport of Delight” (1957).

There have been many different well-known odd songs within the 1950s and 1960s that didn’t make the charts, resembling “Frankfurter Sandwiches”.

Different songs surviving into the Fifties and Sixties

The next songs pre-date the British charts, however continued to be very well-known:

 



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