Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The Two Sheds Mix Tape #20: Silly Songs From The 80's and 90's

The last two Mix Tapes proved to be very popular, so much so that I’ve decided to hit you all with yet another barrage of Silly Songs, this time from the 80’s and 90’s.

The beginning of the 80’s saw a distinct change in the world of laughs as alternative comedy burst onto the scene, and they didn’t just set their sights on the comedy clubs and the late-night television schedules of newly-launched television channels. The UK charts were also targeted as the likes of Alexei Sayle and the Young Ones joined the more traditional Silly Songs that were on offer.

There were also some memorable parodies. Spinal Tap and their British counterparts Bad News showed us just how crazy the music business really was, while “Weird Al” Yankovic took pot shots at everyone, particularly Michael Jackson.

Sadly Silly Songs were on the wane when the 90’s arrived. People were more interested in being either angry and from Seattle or angry and from Manchester. There were a couple of hits from a certain yellow-skinned family, and Britain’s most foul-mouthed comedian joined forces with some aging glam rockers to reinvent an old hit from the 70’s, but apart from that there wasn’t really much to write home about.

So here it is, the last Silly Songs Mix Tape, for the time being anyway.

1) Eat It - “Weird Al” Yankovic
2) Living Next Door To Alice (Who the **** is Alice?) - Smoke & Roy “Chubby” Brown
3) Wonderwall - Mike Flowers Pops
4) Rabbit - Chas & Dave
5) The Bucket of Water Song - The Four Bucketeers
6) Baa Baa Black Sheep - The Singing Sheep of Ingworth
7) Fraggle Rock Theme - The Fraggles
8) Shaddup Ya Face - Joe Dolce Music Theatre
9) John Kettley is a Weatherman - A Tribe of Toffs
10) Marvin - Marvin the Paranoid Android
11) Star Trekkin’ - The Firm
12) Doctorin’ the Tardis - The Time Lords
13) Bohemian Rhapsody - Bad News
14) Big Bottom - Spinal Tap
15) Hole in My Shoe - Neil
16) ‘Ullo John Gotta New Motor? - Alexei Sayle
17) Loadsmoney (Doing Up the House) - Harry Enfield
18) Living Doll - Cliff Richard & the Young Ones
19) The Chicken Song - Spitting Image
20) N-N-N-Nineteen (Not Out) - The Commentators
21) Do the Bartman - The Simpsons
22) Stutter Rap (No Sleep ‘Til Bedtime) - Morris Minor & the Majors
23) To Be Or Not To Be (Hitler Rap) - Mel Brooks
24) Rat Rapping - Roland Rat

Oh, and don't forget as this Mix Tape contains a few words from Chubby Brown....

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