7 of the 70s - Weird & Wacky Hits

Monty Python – THE LUMBERJACK SONG (1976)

A man recounts his life as a lumberjack in British Columbia having buttered scones for tea, pressing wild flowers and wearing high heels, suspenders and a bra.

Paul Evans – HELLO, THIS IS JOANNIE (1978)

We hear the voice of a man’s dead girlfriend on a telephone answering machine (a rare thing itself in the 1970s) when he calls to say sorry for quarrelling and to find out if where she put his favourite shirt.

Streetband – TOAST (1979)

An early appearance by 80s crooner Paul Young who tells of his addiction to toast, a little piece of toast.

Billy Connolly – D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (1975)

The Big Yin’s version of the Tammy Wynette classic. A couple’s impending separation is played out at the vets in front of the family dog having its anal glands expressed.

Middle of the Road – CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP (1971)

An everyday tale of child abandonment as a girl wakes up to find her mum and dad have done a moonlight flit.

Michael Jackson – BEN (1972)

A song about a young boy and his relationship with a rat. It’s Michael Jackson for goodness sake.

 Rick Dees – DISCO DUCK (1976)

Who’d have thought that a small aquatic bird would hang loose with a syncopated bass line to create a top ten smash? No, me neither.




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