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Disco Duck – Rick Dees

Disco Duck – Rick Dees

We love a good novelty song. They’re simple. They’re disposable. They remind you that the American public is often fascinated by supreme silliness. At least for a few weeks. That’s what you hear in “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees. A #1 hit from 1976 that emerged just as disco music was emerging from the gay nightclubs of New York City and appearing on top 40 stations around the country. Click to hear other Billboard number-one hit … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

The Curly Shuffle – Jump ‘N the Saddle Band

The Curly Shuffle – Jump ‘N the Saddle Band

There are lots of novelty one-hit wonders. Songs like “Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner and Garcia, “Disco Duck” by Rick Dees and non-one-hit wonder “The Streak” by Ray Stevens and “Hocus Pocus” by Focus are just a few examples. You can add “The Curly Shuffle” by Jump ‘N the Saddle Band to that list. It’s a tribute to the Three Stooges. It’s also a tribute to songwriters who are savvy enough to borrow a little interest from … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop