Novelty song

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A novelty song is a song, usually in published or recorded form. Some may defy the usual categorisation of music, or may not even be music. Many use unusual lyrics, subjects, or instrumentation. These songs are usually of a humorous nature, such as a parody, or a comedic take on current events or fads. Novelty songs are frequently unexpected hits, and may bring their authors or singers unexpected, though often temporary, fame.

Some novelty songs are the work of 'one hit wonders', but some mainstream artists do occasional novelties, and a few artists have made successful careers out of novelty songs. Sometimes a novelty song may be made by a singer famous in another sphere, such as comedians, actors, or even sports stars.

Examples of novelty songs:

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Performers well known for novelty songs

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