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Did you ever play any novelty songs as part of your show?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Oct 5, 2013.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Did you ever play any novelty songs as part of your show?

    Back in the 70s, my band played Rubber Duckie from Sesame Street in our show and another band did Gloom, Despair, & Agony On Me from Hee Haw. I can't think of any others.
     
  2. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    My 1st band used to do Earache my eye by Cheech and Chong back in the day. (late 80's) Mostly at house partys, but at a few clubs too. Always got a good response.
     
  3. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Monster Mash in season.
     
  4. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    We used to do the Jeffersons theme..was cool.
     
  5. I was in a great band by the name of "COR" in Nashville late 70's-early 80's that tore up the theme from "The Munsters"!
     
  6. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Jam band years: Phantom of the Opera theme, Level Two Super Mario Bros., Wind Beneath My Wings, Simpson's theme... Actually, with the jam bands, it was like 'who can be the silliest?'. I've played and listened to a lot of TV theme songs for over ten minutes at a time. There also was just a lot of jam-ifying/genre-switching of seemingly out-of-place tunes [remembering through the haze] did a disco/porno sounding Cowboys From Hell, did a patsy cline sounding Bloodstains (agent orange), Geez- there were a lot of genre switches. What a bunch of tards we were :)
     
  7. I used to incorporate the Munsters theme into Wishing well by Free.
     
  8. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    One of the guitarists I play with really, REALLY wants to break out into Take Five during a gig. I'm willing to go with it. Should I mention this is a metal band?
     
  9. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
  10. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I was in a band about 12 years ago that did "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies. The women in the crowd loved it.
     
  11. HazySurfer

    HazySurfer

    Jun 10, 2012
    TV show/movie themes: Gilligan's Island, the Munsters theme, Pink Panther, Batman, Mission Impossible, Peter Gunn, Spiderman (cartoon). Tunes that can be rocked. "I can't believe you guys played that..." is the usual crowd response. My generation, that is.
     
  12. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    We've done the theme to Rawhide, and Toby Keith's Taliban Song; as well as The Streak and The Day the Squirrel Went Berserk by Ray Stevens. We are a Classic Country band...
     
  13. duff beer

    duff beer

    Dec 2, 2007
    Winnipeg
    Our keyboard player would sometimes play the classical piece that you used to hear on the old Charlie Brown cartoons when the guitar player was changing guitars. We have also done the old Hockey Night in Canada theme song.
     
  14. jaxom

    jaxom

    Aug 31, 2008
    New Castle, PA
    We just played "Earache my eye" by Cheech & Chong last night... People seemed to like it.
     
  15. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    red solo cup. ugh
     
  16. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    IMO, doing "novelty" songs like these are amateur. The only bands I've spotted doing this are bar bands who think they're creative and clever.
     
  17. My band about ten years ago also did "Sugar Sugar". Often the best response of the night, and we occasionally had to repeat it.
     
  18. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I Want My $**T by ICP once or twice.
     
  19. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Could be, but people sure love it when we do. And last I checked, that is what we're in the bar to do in the first place.


    One of my bands will play any of these during the course of a show:
    Linus & Lucy from Peanuts
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    Pink Panther
    Munsters
    Feels So Good (Chuck Mangione)
     
  20. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Two holiday novelty songs my last band did were Monster Mash and Frosty The Snowman.
     

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