Mar 28, 2018
By Gene Stevens
This coming Sunday is April 1st… a perfect day for some ‘April Foolishness’. And I hope to tickle your funny-bone with my next ‘Vintage Favourites’ – ‘The Novelty Song Edition’. As long as I can remember, there have been at least two kinds of ‘novelty songs’ – the kind you laugh with, and the kind you roll your eyes to. It’s so subjective – comedy is always subjective. What’s hilarious to one person, is dumb, irritating, or even confusing, to another.
But my next Vintage Favourites spotlight isn’t meant as a history lesson – it’s just a couple dozen of the more successful novelty hit songs of the 20th century. And I’ll bet that, despite the passage of time, and our more, ah, ‘sophisticated’ tastes today, we’ll at least crack a smile, hearing these beloved songs one more time. And, they ARE songs – not spoken word comedy routines. So, we’ll range from old-time pop to rock’n’roll, and recall what made us laugh during the decades.