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What Is Your Favorite 80's Novelty Song? Nov 2000

Anita Rush, a longtime radio persionality who does middays on Star 100.7 FM, is asking listeners to select their favorite 80's novelty song in their weekly "80's List" feature.

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus. Come on now, Falco a novelty artist?
The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like. OK, the early new wave songs were interesting and innovative in lyrical wit, but this doesn't qualify as novelty.
Was Not Was - Walk The Dinosaur. There's nothing funny about this song, though I like it.
Taco - Puttin On The Ritz. Yo quiero Taco Loco, not!
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok. A yawner. Why?
B-52's - Rock Lobster. That's the most demented song on the list.
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star. This was two years before MTV was launched! A historical novelty.
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science. Weird funky melody and lyrical composition. Check out his "Hyperactive" hit from 1984 and play it fast!
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio. 91X plays that song every now and then.
Boys Don't Cry - I Want To Be A Cowboy. Not that funny, but at least novelty material. The name of the group has nothing to do with the Hilary Swank movie of the same name.

On why Weird Al was omitted on the ballot? According to Anita, "All his songs are novelty! He'll win every time in the novelty department!"

There are some popular 80's songs Anita could have included instead of Taco, Dolby, and Head. Here's what Anita should have put on the novelty song ballot:

Jump 'n The Saddle Band - Curly Shuffle
Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It
The Firm - Star Trekkin'
The Frantics - Teikwan Leep/Boot To The Head
Julie Brown - The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun
Tom "T-Bone" Stankus - Existential Blues
Weird Al Yankovic - Another One Rides The Bus
Bryan Bowers - The Scotsman
Squirrels - The Beastly Boys
You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
Dr. Dave - Vanna Pick Me a Letter
Weird Al Yankovic - Fat

I put three Weird Al songs on the ballot to split the votes up in case he gets a lot of votes.

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