Need Novelty Songs

OK, so I keep a kid’s playlist of fun rock and roll and novelty songs on my phone. I use it with my kids (14 and 9) when on long trips and we all have a good time.

I’d like to expand it. Can you fine people recommend some that I’ve missed?

To qualify, a song my be kid safe and available on iTunes.

Here are examples of the current list:

Summertime Blues
Let’s Do It
Witch Doctor
Alice’s Restaurant
Walk Like An Egyptian
When I Fall
One Week
Never Is Enough
Who Needs Sleep?
When You Dream (the like BNL)
Piano Man
Hooked On A Feeling (Guardians of the Galaxy!)
One Jump Ahead
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Don’t Pay the Ferryman
The Battle of New Orleans
Iko Iko
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Man of Constant Sorrow
Dirty Laundry
Star Trekkin’
The Blob
Ti Kwan Leep
Who Do You Love
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
The Battle of Kookamonga
The Unicorn
White Rabbit
Margaritaville
Everyday People
I Love Rock and Roll
Route 66
Summer Nights
A Boy Named Sue
Code Monkey
Ikea
Zombies on Your Lawn
Just A Girl
It’s the End of the World As We Know It
Lunatic Fringe
The No No Song
Tom Sawyer
Freewill
Wooly Bully
Just Glue Song Gears On It (and Call it Steampunk)
Tainted Love
Wig Wam Bam
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Silent All These Years
Pride
Science Fiction/Double Feature
Time Warp
She Blinded Me With Science
Mexican Radio
The Banana Splits Theme
Spiderman (by The Ramones)
One Tin Soldier
Kung Fu Fighting
Fly Like An Eagle
Werewolves of London
The Safety Dance
We Got the Beat
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
Down Under
Mickey
Ghostbusters
Footloose
Kids in America
How Bad Can I Be?
Let It Go (of course)
I Know What Boys Like
Endless Weird Al

What am I missing that’s available and appropriate? We’re on a drive to Disney on Wednesday. Share some love, people!

No They Might Be Giants?

I always liked John Denver’s “Grandma’s Featherbed.” And anything by Allen Sherman. The Beatles’ “Octopus’ Garden.”

Back if anything else comes to mind.

Martian Hop by the Ran-Dells
Poor Jenny by the Everly Brothers
Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett
Mr. Custer by Larry Verne
They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV
Sausolito Summernight by Diesel

Welp since it’s for your kids, Detachable Penis (although catchy) is probably out.

Anything by Spike Jones. Check the playlist here. As a child about the age of yours, I LOVED Spike Jones.

Great suggestions!

Oooo! Julie Brown! Need some of that!

Anything by the Bonzo Dog Band, but especially their album Tadpoles, which was a collection of songs they did on a children’s show (with several future members of Monty Python).

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silhouettes on the shade -The Rays

Did not check to see if available on I tunes

These are what I have in my Novelty playlist:

A Day In The Life Of Green Acres
Al ‘n Yetta
All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)
Alvis Wayne - I Wanna Eat Your Pudding
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Liife
April Showers
Aqua - Barbie Girl
Art Carney - Song Of The Sewer
Automation
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Bagpipes, That’s My Bag
Ballad Of Walter Wart
Barbie Girl
Barney Google
Barry Is The Baby’s Name & Horowitz & Get On The Garden Freeway
Bedrock Rap (Meet The Flintstones)
Ben Gay - The Ballad Of Ben Gay
Betty Johnson - The Little Blue Man
Big Daddy - Memories Of Manhattan Furniture Store
Bill Cosby - Yes, Yes, Yes
Bill Saluga - Dancin’ Johnson (Part I)
Billly Murray - When Father Papered The Parlour
Billy Cotton & His Band - When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
Black And Blue Danube Waltz _ Paris Symphony (Texas)
Black Bottom
Black Pudding Bertha
Bob McFadden & Dor - The Mummy
Bobby ‘‘Boris’’ Pickett - Monster Mash
Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara - King Kong (Your Song)
Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara - Stardrek (Version 2)
Bomb Iran
Bounce Your Boobies
Boy Wonder I Love You
Bruce ‘‘Baby Man’’ Baum - Marty Feldman Eyes
Bruce Springstone - Bedrock Rap (Meet The Flintstones)
Burt Ward - Boy Wonder I Love You
Butch Patrick - Whatever Happened To Eddie
By The Beautiful Sea
C. B. Savage
C.W. McCall - Convoy
Carlton The Doorman - Who Is It
Cat’s Meow!
Caveman
Chicken Fat
Chloe
Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
Chula Vista
Cinderella Rockefella
Classical Cluck
Cledus Maggard & The Citizen’s Band - Dad I Gotta Go
Cledus Maggard & The Citizen’s Band - Kentucky Moonrunner
Cledus Maggard & The Citizen’s Band - The White Knight
Clink, Clink, Another Drink
Cocktails for Two
Convoy
Dad I Gotta Go
Damaskas - Making Love In A Subaru
Damaskas & Barnes & Barnes - A Day In The Life Of Green Acres
Dance Of The Hours
Dancin’ Johnson (Part I)
Danny Kaye - Mommy, Gimme A Drinka Water
David Seville - The Witch Doctor
Davy’s Dinghy
Der Fuehrer’s Face
Disco Duck
Do You Think I’m Disco
Doctorin’ The Tardis
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight)
Don’t Jump Off The Roof Dad
Donnie Barren - Cat’s Meow!
Dr. zinGRR - Sinister Lunchmeat
Dr. zinGRR - Twilight Gallery 2176
Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue
Engineer Bill
Ester & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella
Existential Blues
Existential Blues Part 2
Farrah Fawcett I Love You
Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me
Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent
Gary Russell - Farrah Fawcett I Love You
Gene Simmons - Haunted House
Gimme Dat Ding
Gitarzan
Good Advice (LP Version)
Goodies - Black Pudding Bertha
Goodies - Father Christmas, Do Not Touch Me
Goodies - Make A Daft Noise For Christmas
Green Stamps (Album Version)
Hail To Thee, Fat Person
Happy New Year
Harvey And Sheila
Haunted House
Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Headaches (Childish Remarks by Tom Greenleigh)
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Henhouse Five Plus Too (Also) - Classical Cluck
Here’s To Crabgrass
Hey Jude
Holiday For States (Album Version)
Holiday for Strings
Homer & Jethro - Don’t Jump Off The Roof Dad
Hot Dog Boogie
Hotcha Cornia (Black Eyes)
Hungarian Goulash
I Came Here To Swim
I Can’t Dance (Album Version)
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Saw Mr. Presley Tiptoeing Thru The Tulips
I See Bones
I Wanna Eat Your Pudding
I Want My Baby Back
I Went To Your Wedding
I’m In The Mood For Love
Ill Barkio (Il Bacio)
Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing!
Jef Jaisun - Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent
Jerry Reed - When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
Jimmy Cross - I Want My Baby Back
Jimmy Durante - I Came Here To Swim
Jones Polka
Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) - The Astronaut
Junkfood Junkie
Kentucky Moonrunner
King Kong (Your Song)
Knockers Up
Lalo Guerrero - Pancho Lopez
Larry Groce - Junkfood Junkie
Larry Verne - Mr. Custer
Laura
Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma
Lee Tully - Purple Herring Fresser
Leroy Van Dyke - The Auctioneer
Liebestraum
Little Butterball (Album Version)
Lonnie Donegan - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bedpost Overnight)
Lonnie Donegan - My Old Mans A Dustman
Lotsa Luck (LP Version)
Lou Monte - Pepino The Italian Mouse
Love In Bloom
Lumberjack Song
Make A Daft Noise For Christmas
Making Love In A Subaru
Marty Feldman Eyes
Me
Medley (Pat-A-Cake) (Three Blind Mice) (Jingle Bells)
Memories Of Manhattan Furniture Store
Mexican Hat Dance
Mike Elliott & Bud Latour - Rock Me Jerry Lewis
Milton Berle - Yellow Submarine
Mommy, Gimme A Drinka Water
Monster Mash
Monty Python’s Flying Circus - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Liife
Monty Python’s Flying Circus - Lumberjack Song
Morpheus
Mr. Custer
My Brother
My Ding-A-Ling
My Old Flame
My Old Mans A Dustman
Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - Caveman
Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo - You Got Your Baby Back
Napoleon XIV - They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!
Night And Day (With Punctuation Marks) (Album Version)
No One’s Perfect
None But The Lonely Heart (A Soaperetta)
Noshville Katz
Oh! Susanna
On Top Of Spaghetti
One Hippoptami
Pal-Yat-Chee
Pancho Lopez
Pepino The Italian Mouse
Perfectly Clear - The Nixorcist
Possum - Chula Vista
Psycho Chicken (Clucked)
Purple Herring Fresser
Rat Fink
Ray Stevens - Bagpipes, That’s My Bag
Ray Stevens - Gitarzan
Ray Stevens - The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
Ray Stevens - The Streak
Rhapsody From Hunger(y)
Rick Dees - Disco Duck
Robert Preston - Chicken Fat
Robin Gibb With Oscar The Grouch & Grover - Trash
Rock Me Jerry Lewis
Rod Hart - C. B. Savage
Roger Miller - You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
Rusty Warren - Bounce Your Boobies
Rusty Warren - Knockers Up
Ruth Wallis - Davy’s Dinghy
San Francisco Bound Paranoia
Secret Love
Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
Shticks Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other
Sinister Lunchmeat
Skin (Album Version)
Smoke Two Joints
Song Of The Sewer
Stardrek (Version 2)
Steve Dahl - Do You Think I’m Disco
Terry Scott - My Brother
That Old Black Magic
The Astronaut
The Auctioneer
The Ballad Of Ben Gay
The Bronx Bird Watcher
The Drop-Outs March (Album Version)
The Far-Out, Underground, Acid Rock Feet Of Harry Zonk - Hey Jude
The Fools - Psycho Chicken (Clucked)
The Gandy Dancers - Engineer Bill
The Glow-Worm
The Late Late Late Movies, Part II
The Let’s All Call Up A.T.&T. And Protest To The President March
The Little Blue Man
The Lonely Bull (Frog)
The Lovin’ Cohens - Noshville Katz
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
The Mummy
The Nixorcist
The Nutty Squirrels - Uh! Oh! Part 1
The Pipkins - Gimme Dat Ding
The Purple People Eater
The Seaweeds - You Swam Away With My Heart
The Sheik of Araby
The Singing Dogs - Hot Dog Boogie
The Singing Dogs - Medley (Pat-A-Cake) (Three Blind Mice) (Jingle Bells)
The Singing Dogs - Oh!Susanna
The Singing Sheep - Baa Baa Black Sheep
The Streak
The Thorndike Pickledish Choir - Ballad Of Walter Wart
The Thorndike Pickledish Choir - San Francisco Bound Paranoia
The Thorndike Pickledish Choir - The Lonely Bull (Frog)
The Timelords - Doctorin’ The Tardis
The Toys - Smoke Two Joints
The White Knight
The Witch Doctor
They’re Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!
Tiny Tim - I Saw Mr. Presley Tiptoeing Thru The Tulips
Tiny Tim - Tip Toe To The Gas Pumps
Tip Toe To The Gas Pumps
Tom ‘‘T-Bone’’ Stankus - Existential Blues Part 2
Tom ‘T-Bone’ Stankus - Existential Blues
Tom Glazer And The Do-Re-Mi Children’s Choir - On Top Of Spaghetti
Trash
TV Toones - Jane, Get Me Off This Crazy Thing!
Twilight Gallery 2176
Uh! Oh! Part 1
Vince Vance & The Valiants - Bomb Iran
Whatever Happened To Eddie
When Father Papered The Parlour
When I Was A Lad
When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
Who Is It
Wild Bill Hiccup
William Tell Overture
Won’t You Come Home, Disraeli
Ya Wanna Buy A Bunny_
Yellow Submarine
Yes, Yes, Yes
Yes! We Have No Bananas
You Always Hurt The One You Love
You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd
You Got Your Baby Back
You Need An Analyst (Album Version)
You Swam Away With My Heart
You Went The Wrong Way, Old King Louie
You’re Getting To Be A Rabbit With Me

Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen

Guitarzan - Ray Stevens

Please Mrs. Henry - Bob Dylan

Burning Love - Elvis Presley

Chug a Lug - Roger Miller

Mellow Yellow - Donovan

Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop

Papa oo mow mow - The Rivingtons

Daddy’s Little Pumpkin - John Prine

Shake Your Booty - KC and the Sunshine Band

I’m a Nut - Roger Miller

Get A Job - The Sillhouettes

She Sure Can Cook - Skavoovie and the Epitones

Ally Oop - The Hollywood Argyles

I Do The Rock - Tim Curry

Bang On The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren

Da Da Da - Trio

Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)

I always want to sing Oh, ream away! Oh, ream away!

“Coconut” - Nilsson

“Mother’s Lament” - Cream

Now, now, control yourself–there are children present.

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport–Rolf Harris

I wouldadd

Barbara Ann
Elvira (you can have fun with the low parts)
Sloop John B
Hound Dog
Playground in my Mind
Brand New Key
I’m my Own Grandpa
We Go Together (from Grease)
Lonely Goatherd

Have fun!

My daughter always loved “Invisible Birds” by Will Ray.

I have a Rolf Harris CD. I think it’s in my Folk playlist. When I was three, I thought it was ‘Tiny Kangaroo down, Sport’.

Speaking of Rolf Harris, I really like Jake The Peg.

Sad about Harris. Never thought he was a dirty old man. (He has not been convicted.)

“Short People” by Randy Newman:

“Hamster Love,” by Big Daddy:

“Shaving Cream” by Benny Bell:

“Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers

The ever-popular "Lumberjack Song" from Monty Python:
"Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" by Tom Lehrer:

Hell, anything by Tom Lehrer…! :cool:

A good Dr. Demento collection is usually a sure bet.

The Anthem of the Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen. It’s been over twenty years since I first saw it, and I can still sing the whole thing by heart. :smiley: