Happy New Year!
Last night the Doctor Demento Funny 25 gave us our annual update to the madness that is the Top 100 (or so) Demented Hits (from Funny 25′s) – 1974 to 2011. The great Luke Ski took this year’s top spot and added “Snoopy the Dogg” to the tie for #95 at the bottom of the list. He was a force this year, not only by taking #1, but by appearing with Cirque du So What on “Elevator” at #22 and collaborating with Dan of Flat 29 on #13′s “WalkingSilly”.
It was kind of a strange list with several returning songs from past years, including the obligatory “Dead Puppies” and “Fish Heads” along with “Wet Dream,” “The Ballad of Irving” (last seen 20 years ago in 1991), and “Amish Paradise” (returning for the first time since 2000). “Irving” moved up to the 13th spot in the Top 100, passing Julie Brown’s “The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun” and Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise” skipped “My Dead Dog Rover” and “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny” into #35.
But the big news for Top 100 fans is that “Fish Heads” finally moved ahead of “Dead Puppies” as the all-time Number One song on the chart…the very thing the good Doctor Demento stated as fact years ago that set me on my annual quest to calculate its truth. It wasn’t before, but it is now.
Here’s this year’s list from DMDB.org along with some fun links.
#25 Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band
#24 If You Want To Say Fuck, Say Fuck - Steve Goodie
#23 L. A. Dream - Henry Phillips
#22 Elevator - Cirque du So What?
#21 The Ballad Of Irving - Frank Gallop
#20 Horizontal Surfaces! - Sean Morey
#19 Amish Paradise - “Weird Al” Yankovic
#18 We Love Boobs - The Boobles
#17 Wet Dream - Kip Addotta
#16 How Do You Spell Quadaffi Khadafy? - Wally Wilson
#15 Charlie Sheen - Power Salad
#14 Atheists Don’t Have No Songs - Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
#13 WalkingSilly - the great Luke Ski f/ Dan of Flat 29
#12 Fish Heads - Barnes & Barnes
#11 Avada Kedavra - Steve Goodie w/ Nuclear Bubble Wrap
#10 Street Meat (You Keep Tauntin’ Me) - Mike Phirman
#9 Help Me, Vodka - Robert Lund & Spaff.com
#8 When Will You Die - They Might Be Giants
#7 Super-Powers - Insane Ian
#6 You’re An Old Lady (Who Used To Be Hot) - Flat 29
#5 Perform This Way - “Weird Al” Yankovic
#4 Four Chords - Axis Of Awesome
#3 Global Warning - Throwing Toasters
#2 If I Could Be Weird Al - Moneyshot Cosmonauts
#1 Snoopy The Dogg - the great Luke Ski