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Ever thought of a novelty song for your wedding?

By January 8, 2024Dance

novelty songWhat the heck is a novelty song? They don’t make ‘em much anymore, and yet they were practically an industry in the 1950s and 1960s. There are some very funny ones that, if you have the courage, could delight your guests and create THE wedding experience everyone talks about for years.

Novelty songs are gimmicky, funny, and often poke fun at something well known. For example, did you know Star Trek weddings are a thing? Suppose you don’t want to pack a phaser as you walk down the aisle? And yet you love Star Trek. Do the next best thing: have us play Star Trekkin’ for your first dance!

Star Trekkin’

The lyrics may not be in the same league as a Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton writer) or a Taylor Swift, but they’ll get a laugh:

Star Trekkin’ across the universe,

On the Starship Enterprise under Captain Kirk.

Star Trekkin’ across the universe,

Boldly going forward ‘cause we can’t find reverse.

You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd

Let’s say you had a hall-of-fame career in Roller Derby, what would be the perfect song for you? Why Roger Miller’s classic, “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd!”

Super Bowl Shuffle

Let’s say one (or both) of you are Chicago Bears fans. You’ll want to consider their hit novelty song, the “Super Bowl Shuffle” made by the 1985 Bears:

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

Suppose you were a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force? What would be the proper novelty song for you? Obviously: “Snoopy vs. the Red Barron!”

In a matter of minutes, you’ll have your guest belting out the refrain while you dance away:

“Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more,

The Bloody Red Baron was rollin’ up the score.

Eighty men died tryin’ to end that spree,

Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany.”

King Tut

Perhaps you are one of 337 Egyptologists in the world. You’re the perfect candidate for Steve Martin’s novelty song classic, “King Tut”:

There a bunch of novelty songs from yesteryear. Yes, they are totally off-the-wall. But if you have a quirky sense of humor, who knows, a novelty song might be just what the DJ ordered!

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