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Thread #14130   Message #1137371
Posted By: Little Hawk
15-Mar-04 - 04:45 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" was also recorded in the German language! You've gotta hear it to believe it.

It was among the most frequently played novelty songs of the 60's, which included great works like "Monster Mash", "MacArthur Park", "Winchester Cathedral", "Ahab the Ay-rab", "Alley Oop", "Huggin' and a-kissin' with Fred (in the back seat)", "Snoopy and the Red Baron", and "One-eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater". A lot of those fell in the category of one-hit wonders. Bob Dylan wrote none of them. :-)

Now if William Shatner could be persuaded to record a modern compilation disc of the best (or worst) of these 60's novelty tunes, I should think it would be just unforgettable, conveying a resonance of those historic times that would be, well, timeless...

I'm gonna call him up on the weekend and suggest it.

- LH