This month I will be sharing some of my favorite novelty songs with you.
Novelty songs were popular in the forties through the mid seventies. Then they seemed to die out . With the exception of the great parodies Weird Al Yankovic began putting out in 1976, they became practically non-existent.
I would rather hear a great novelty song than a gangster rap song any day of any century.
This first offering, “The Curly Shuffle” by Jump ‘N the Saddle Band, was composed by the group lead vocalist Peter Quinn. It is one of those very few Eighties novelty songs other than Weird Al’s songs . Released in 1983 it charted #15 Pop: in 1984 it charted #29 Adult Contemporary.
I clearly remember dancing to this song at happy hour during its hey day. It always brought a crowd to the dance floor that sang along while dancing! Good times. Good times.
Speaking of good times — do check out Curly getting down on the dance floor.
I recall the song being played at the dance in this clip, also being in a dance scene in one of the Blondie & Dagwood movies and Blondie was getting down to it. This must have been a popular dance song in its time.
Does anyone know the name of the song? Who recorded it? I am anxious to know so thanks in advance.