The Weird and Quirky World of Novelty Songs

The daily grind is getting you down? The kiddos are feeling grumpy? A lighthearted compilation of novelty song is just what the doctor ordered to turn everyone’s frown upside down!
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Curated by

Greg Torrington

Greg Torrington has years of experience in college and commercial radio. Greg was awarded Music Director of the Year at the first Canadian Music Week industry awards and is credited with breaking many prominent Canadian and international recording artists. Greg worked on projects for many of the Canada’s top artists, served on juries and talent committee. He also participated in music evaluation sessions and panels at numerous regional industry conferences across Canada. In recent years, Greg has ventured into artists consulting and personnel management. He is also a regular contributor and columnist for national music publications.

Artists

"Weird Al" Yankovic
Roger Miller
Jerry Reed
The Arrogant Worms
Ray Stevens
Frank Zappa
Shirley Ellis
The Coasters
Peter Sellers
Lonnie Donegan

Chart

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My Ding-A-Ling
Chuck Berry
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A Pub With No Beer
Slim Dusty
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Dead Skunk
Loudon Wainwright III
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Drugs In My Pocket
The Monks
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Monster Mash
Bobby "Boris" Pickett
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Come on My House
Rosemary Clooney
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Ying Tong Song
The Goons
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Pink Shoe Laces
Dodie Stevens
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Leader Of The Laundromat
Detergents
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Shaddap You Face
Joe Dolce