Podcast: Our favorite novelty songs since 1960

The Toot Uncommons back Steve Martin as he immortalizes the funny side of King Tut.
The Toot Uncommons back Steve Martin as he immortalizes the funny side of King Tut.

One-hit wonders, nagging earworms and inescapable viral video sensations.

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This week, we take a look at some oddball songs and viral musical sensations.

What makes a hit song memorable is often how it evokes big emotions. On much rarer occasions, a tune gets released to the universe to evoke a chuckle, a raised eyebrow, or even a “what is that doing on the radio, and why do I like it?”

And those are the songs we’ll be talking about this week, as Melissa Ruggieri and Rodney Ho offer up some of their favorite novelty songs that climbed the charts since 1960.

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