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In the Mood – Henhouse Five Plus Too

In the Mood – Henhouse Five Plus Too

Few songs make me want to pay an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to remove my ear drums. But “In the Mood” by Henhouse Five Plus Too is in serious contention. This novelty song is pure garbage. It’s stupid. It’s silly. It’s dumb enough that to hear it once is more than enough. Remarkably, “In the Mood” by Henhouse Five Plus Too reached #40 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1977 and that’s good enough to land … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

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

The Streak – Ray Stevens

The Streak – Ray Stevens

Popular music is a strange, strange thing. And it was really strange in the 1970s. See the post on “Hocus Pocus” for instance. That song reached #9 on the Billboard charts in 1973 and over the next few years completely disappeared from the airwaves (which is a shame). “Hocus Pocus” reminded me of another song from the early 1970s: “The Streak” by Ray Stevens. I was just a young kid at the time, but I remember hearing this … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Country, Pop