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~ Thursday, January 22, 2004

Some of the less likely titles of US Top 40 hits over the decades:

1432 Franklin Pike Cirle Hero (Bobby Russell 1968)
Alvin’s Harmonica (The Chipmunks 1959)
Bobby Sox to Stockings (Frankie Avalon 1959)
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day) (Carpenters 1977)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett 1978)
The Days of Sand and Shovels (Bobby Vinton 1969)
Don’t Go Out Into the Rain (You’re Going to Melt) (Herman’s Hermits 1967)
Don’t Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) (Serendipity Singers 1964)
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (Glen Campbell 1968)
Epistle to Dippy (Donovan 1967)
Fa All Y’All (Da Brat 1994)
Glycerine (Bush 1996)
Groovy Grubworm (Harlow Wilcox 1969)
Hey, Bobba Needle (Chubby Checker 1964)
Hey Little Cobra (The Rip Chords 1964)
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) (Perry Como 1956)
Jeremiah Peabody’s Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills (Ray Stevens 1961)
Like, Long Hair (Paul Revere & The Raiders1961)
Muskrat Love (Captain & Tennille 1976)
New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Bee Gees 1967)
Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies (The Association 1966)
Popeye the Hitchhiker (Chubby Checker 1962)
She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked.) (Carl Carlton 1981)
Sister Mary Elephant (Shudd-Up!) (Cheech & Chong 1973)
Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March (The Box Tops 1969)
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly & the Family Stone 1970)
(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (Alan Parsons Project 1976)
thuggish ruggish-Bone (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 1994)
Velcro Fly (ZZ Top 1986)
You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd (Roger Miller 1967)
Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne (Jim Stafford 1975)

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