Jaws by Dickie Goodman. No irony. Where is this? SAW at the time were utterly reviled at a critical level but smashed through the charts and for a few years pretty much dominated music over here for a few years. Or the Chicken Dance Birdie Song.
What is " Finnegan's Wake " but a novelty song? I was listening to the Top 40 UK songs from 1984 earlier today no, really and heard that Black Lace song for the first time in over 20 years, and here it is being mentioned on MeFi.
I don't think anyone ever thought that "Purple People Eater" was a great song. Half or more of the Barenaked Ladies catalogue? No wonder no one respects Madonna anymore. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.Just Dance 2017 - Watch Me
OK, add to the list: It's the guardian doing the parents who don't know about pop music but still commenting on it and getting basic definition of novelty record wrong. At the same time, it's distinctive enough to stick out from radio homogeny, catchy enough to earworm you for hours, simple enough that people can sing along, and often offensive enough to bug your parents.
The bastards. As far as evidence in favor of his humanity, why would anyone make a mannequin that assumed such an odd posture? The 1985 Chicago Bears doing a hip-hop tune about their endzone dance? Shaddup You Face is a way better song than Vienna speaking unironically. As far as I know, Kylie Minogue never did a duet with a cartoon cat, so she remained pretty much exclusively on the bubblegum side of the line.
To expand on mippy's answer: Comedy — get into it.