Bad pun, I know...Long story--The Color of Money, Warren Zevon, etc.--but it occurred to me today that there are four major American pop artists (at least--hope I didn't miss anyone) whose biggest hits, as measured by chart ranking on Billboard, are unabashed novelty songs that are sometimes/often considered embarrassments by their fans. Not all of them, and not by all fans, not by any means. And all four are indeed famous for their sense of humour. Explanations...I think you know why the four songs fit together in a general sense. (The Dylan song is tied with "Like a Rolling Stone" for his highest chart ranking.) I love two of them to death, cringe at one, am mostly indifferent to the fourth.
|"Werewolves of London," Warren Zevon||24|
|"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35," Bob Dylan||6|
|"Short People," Randy Newman||6|
|"My Ding-a-Ling," Chuck Berry||2|
― clemenza, Sunday, 28 June 2020 00:16 (one week ago)