Talk:Novelty song

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"Puff the Magic Dragon"[edit]

I don't think "Puff the Magic Dragon" qualifies as a novelty song, and would like to see it removed from the list of sample novelty songs in this article.-- pcdunn2005 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.47.99.222 (talk) 18:48, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Too few examples?[edit]

Wow, what's been going on over here? I can see not wanting too many examples, but now there's not hardly any, including a lot of well-known ones. Including ones that were red-linked. Which, if the criteria for talking about anything in Wikipedia is that it has to have a page of its own, well then we'd have a lot less content. Rufus Sarsaparilla 12:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

"Loser"[edit]

loser isn't a novelty song. people said it was but it wasn't

MUHAHAHAHA! 07:57, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

"Cotton-eye Joe"[edit]

Not on list? Cotton-eye Joe by Rednex, some stuff by the Coasters. Don't if relevant? 137.215.9.20 (talk) 10:41, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Rednex's "Cotton-eye Joe" is just a silly cover of an old bluegrass song; doesn't qualify. A novelty song is a novelty song because of the actual intent of the song, not how someone later parodies it. Temp4590 (talk) 06:47, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Misleading redirect[edit]

I typed in comic song and got this, which is about novelty songs. They are not the same beast. A history of the comic song would encompass the French chanson tradition, perhaps Gilbert and Sullivan, music hall, Flanders and Swann, Tom Lehrer, maybe even Richard Stilgoe.

Early history[edit]

This article is unclear on the early history; if this was a popular genre in the 20s and 30s, then the history section should mention that, and not start with the 40s.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:19, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

TurtleShroom's edit[edit]

TS did add some, but removed some, mostly ones with profanity, Christianity insults, etc. I know the guy online, and know he hates Pokemon and anything the slightest bit offensive, so he will remove them. Should we add these back? --Misterλ (TλLK) 21:34, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

"I Am the Walrus"[edit]

I never thought I Am The Walrus was a novelty song. If it was, then Glass Onion would be considered one too, as they were written for the same purpose. 75.142.54.211 (talk) 05:33, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

"The Ketchup Song"[edit]

Wouldn't you agree that the Ketchup Song is a novelty one? --213.130.253.61 (talk) 01:07, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Frank Zappa[edit]

I only see one of his songs in the list, but Frank Zappa was one of the most notable writers of novelty music. How come he hasn't been mentioned in the History section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.169.118.4 (talk) 09:15, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

He is now. Temp4590 (talk) 06:47, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Telstar, and novelty instrumentals[edit]

What, exactly, is a novelty instrumental? And, if there is indeed such a thing, shouldn't "Wipe Out (The Surfaris)" and "Tequila (The Champs) also be included? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.81.28.204 (talk) 19:17, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

In any case I'm cutting Telstar out. Carptrash (talk) 14:44, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Examples List mistakenly including cover versions[edit]

A number of the songs on this list do not name the original performers. "The Marvelous Toy" for instance is by Tom Paxton and was only covered by Peter, Paul, and Mary. 59.167.185.220 (talk) 05:41, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Promotional edit[edit]

It appears that musician Al Casey or someone close to him has been editing this page in a promotional manner to insert aggrandizing, promotional, anecdotal, and thus generally unencyclopedic material about a questionably notable song and band. Temp4590 (talk) 06:47, 10 December 2013 (UTC)