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Old 12-06-2016, 08:14 PM
Biffy the Elephant Shrew Biffy the Elephant Shrew is offline
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Originally Posted by dracoi View Post
If it helps... it was sung by a real child, and dates back to the 50's when it was released like any other single back then. So it's authentically childish and authentically retro... but still fucking ear poison.
I've always loved it myself, but then for years I knew it only as a weird old song that I'd hear once a year, if that, on the Dr. Demento show. I always assumed it was an obscurity and was surprised to learn that it was actually a hit in the '50s. I think its latter-day revival stems from its use in a 1998 Christmas episode of Ally McBeal.

Now "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" should never have existed and needs to be banned forever.