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Novelty Songs Quiz

Published: 9/16/2013
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In the 1950s, the novelty song went through a surge of popularity. Singing one of the greatest novelties of the decade was character actor and country singer Sheb Wooley, who gave the world the goofy tale of "The Purple People Eater." The 1958 comedy classic rose to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart – a seriously unlikely feat for a novelty song today – and even inspired a feature film and a nickname for the Minnesota Vikings' defensive line.

Now you know some fun facts about Sheb Wooley and his hit novelty song – but what about the other great novelty songs that have made us chuckle through the years? How much do you know about novelty song classics like "Witch Doctor" and "Yakety Yak"? Take our quiz and find out!

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