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Novelty Songs Quiz


Quiz I

  1. In 1993, which novelty song reached the coveted UK Christmas number one slot?
  2. Which novelty song was performed as the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen?
  3. Who had a hit which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in December 1997?
  4. "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)" was a novelty song by which British singer? (This artist was also the first British male singer with two US top 10 hits.)
  5. Which novelty song was Chuck Berry's only record to top the charts?


  6. "He wears cor-blimey trousers and he lives in a council flat" are lines from which song?
  7. What was the name of the group of of people dressed as giant birds, who are infamous for their 1981 novelty UK hit "The Birdie Song"?
  8. "Agadoo" is a novelty song recorded by which band in 1984?
  9. "Star Trekkin'" is a 1987 song by which British novelty band?
  10. The Wurzels are best known for their number one hit "The Combine Harvester" but they also had a number three hit in 1976 with which song?
  11. Which entertainer is associated with the novelty song "You're A Pink Toothbrush"?
  12. "We All Stand Together" by Paul McCartney is sometimes known as what chorus?
  13. Who was the fastest milkman in the west?
  14. Which popular song recorded by Clive Dunn in January 1971 reached number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks?
  15. The 1981 song "Shaddap You Face" is about a fictitious rebellious Italian boy, do you know who sang it? And which song did it famously keep off the number-one spot?
  16. Who performed "The Lumberjack Song"?
  17. The 1990 version of "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" featured which star of Wacaday?
  18. "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" was a 1961 novelty record by which British comedian?
  19. "I was working in the lab, late one night" is the first line of which 1962 novelty song?
  20. "The Bucket Of Water Song" by The Four Bucketeers reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980 - can you name any three of the four members of this ad-hoc music/water-throwing group?

Answers:

  1. Mr Blobby
  2. Barbie Girl (by Aqua)
  3. The Teletubbies (and their names are Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po)
  4. Lonnie Donegan
  5. My Ding-a-Ling
  6. My Old Man's a Dustman
  7. The Tweets
  8. Black Lace



  9. The Firm
  10. I Am A Cider Drinker
  11. Max Bygraves
  12. The Frog Chorus
  13. Ernie (note: the song was also the 1971 Christmas number one by Benny Hill)
  14. Grandad
  15. Joe Dolce. Vienna (by Ultravox. The song was voted Britain's favourite single to ever peak at number two in the charts.)
  16. Monty Python
  17. Timmy Mallett
  18. Charlie Drake
  19. Monster Mash
  20. Chris Tarrant, Sally James, John Gorman and Bob Carolgees (sometimes Lenny Henry contributed as well - so mark that answer as correct too)