Mr Blobby (song)

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"Mr Blobby"
Single by Mr Blobby
from the album Mr Blobby: The Album
Released November 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Length 3:34
Label Destiny Music Ltd/BMG
Writer(s) David Rogers
Producer(s) Paul Shaw, David Rogers
Mr Blobby singles chronology
- "Mr Blobby"
(1993)
"Christmas in Blobbyland"
(1995)

"Mr Blobby" is a novelty song performed by character Mr Blobby, famous for appearing in the TV programme Noel's House Party. The song originally peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart on 11 December 1993 for one week. It spent a total of three weeks at No. 1. The single was the UK Singles Chart Christmas number one single in 1993.[1]

Song information[edit]

The Mr Blobby spoof theme song "Mr Blobby", written by Philip Raxster and produced by Paul Shaw and David Rogers, was released as a single and reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart on December 11, 1993, replacing Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", which had been in the No. 1 spot for seven weeks. A week later, "Babe" by Take That demoted it from the top spot for one week. It returned to the top on Christmas Day and remained for another two weeks.[1][2]

"Mr Blobby" was voted the worst Christmas song ever in a 2002 poll conducted by HMV.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mr Blobby"
  2. "Mr Blobby's Theme"
  3. "Mr Blobby" (Instrumental Mix)
  4. "Mr Blobby "Blobby, Blobby, Blobby""

Music video[edit]

A music video was created for the single and was filmed in the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. It spoofed several music videos such as "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer, "Stay" by Shakespears Sister, Snap!'s "Rhythm Is a Dancer", and ZZ Top's 3-man arm swing-and-point, featured in many of their videos.

The video featured Noel Edmonds, Carol Vorderman, Garth Crooks, and Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear as Mr Blobby's limo driver.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 560–1. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Number 1 Singles of the 1990s". everyHit.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Blobby voted worst Christmas hit". BBC News. 3 December 2002. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Blobby Music Video". YouTube. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to Know" (enter search parameter Mr Blobby into Search by Artist box, then select Go). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "British single certifications – Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 30, 2012.  Enter Mr Blobby in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
Preceded by
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single (first run)
December 11, 1993 for 1 week
Succeeded by
"Babe" by Take That
Preceded by
"Babe" by Take That
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single (second run)
December 25, 1993 for 2 weeks
Succeeded by
"Twist and Shout" by Chaka Demus & Pliers