Novelty tunes and records have been hitting the charts since they began and the \u201890's were no exception.\n\n\n\nWhilst we had previously seen novelty records along the lines of 'Agadoo' and 'Grandad We Love You' the \u201890's took it up a notch.\n\n\n\nThe majority of those tunes were totally self aware of their novelty value and often came from, or at least were influenced by, the rave scene.\n\n\n\nWhat\u2019s more, these tunes often dominated the charts as they infiltrated popular culture of the time.\n\n\n\nThey were cheesy and if we\u2019re completely honest terrible but these Novelty tunes will always have special place in our hearts.\n\n\n\nSo lets take a look at ten of the best novelty tunes of the \u201890s.\n\n\n\nPartners In Kryme - Turtle Power (1990)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were huge as the \u201890s dawned and pretty soon they would find themselves in the charts thanks to little known Rap duo Partners In Kryme.\n\n\n\nPretty soon every school kid was singing T U R T L E Power and the tune had fully broken into pop culture.\n\n\n\nThe tune was the lead single to promote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and it hit the UK number 1 spot for 4 weeks.\n\n\n\nZig and Zag - Them Girls, Them Girls (1994)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIn case you missed the \u201890s, Zig and Zag were two puppet stars featured on Channel 4\u2019s must watch breakfast TV show The Big Breakfast.\n\n\n\nThe alien pair were loved by the young teenagers of the nation and actually released a number of singles and albums. \n\n\n\nThem Girls was actually written with House music legend Eric Morillo and featured backing vocals by Jocelyn Brown and Althea McQueen.\n\n\n\nIt reached number 5 in the UK charts in January 1995.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMr Blobby - Mr Blobby (1993)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBlobby Blobby Blobby as the giant pink annoyance would say.\n\n\n\nMr Blobby was an annoying character from \u201890s Saturday night TV show Noel\u2019s House Party. \n\n\n\nHe played a calamitous role on the show as he pranked the stars of the day, something which tickled middle England enough to make him a celebrity in his own right.\n\n\n\nThe tune got to number 1 in the UK, ending Meat Loaf\u2019s 7 week run with I Would Do Anything For Love. \n\n\n\nIt was knocked off the next week by Take That but amazingly regained the top spot a week later to be Christmas number 1.\n\n\n\nAmbassadors of Funk Feat: MC Mario - Supermarioland (1992)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nUtilising the music from the massive Game Boy game Super Mario Land the Ambassadors of Funk landed a hit single in the UK. \n\n\n\nThe tune had a classic Hip-House vibe and certainly captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at the time.\n\n\n\nWhat you may not realise is that Ambassadors of Funk was actually a pseudonym of legendary Rave producer Simon Harris.\n\n\n\nThe track peaked at Number 8 in the UK Charts.\n\n\n\nDoop - Doop (1994)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhen Dutch Eurodance group Doop unleashed their self titled hit in 1994 nobody quite knew what was about to happen.\n\n\n\nDoop became an instant smash hit and spawned an entire new genre of swing based dance music.\n\n\n\nYes it seems fusing the Charleston of the 1920's with the House beats of the \u201890's was a moment of genius.\n\n\n\nDoop hit the top spot in the UK in March 1994.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSmurfs - I\u2019ve Got A Little Puppy (1996)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhat happens when you fuse kids TV classic The Smurfs with Dutch Gabber legends Technohead?\n\n\n\nThe answer is this bizarre cover of I Want To Be A Hippy which replaces the weed based lyrics of the original with lyrics about owning a puppy.\n\n\n\nYes, it\u2019s weird but we kind of love it in a nostalgic kind of way.\n\n\n\nThe B-Side to this was a very amusing cover of Whigfield\u2019s Saturday Night called My Smurfing Party.\n\n\n\nI\u2019ve Got A Little Puppy reached number 4 in the UK .\n\n\n\n2 In A Tent - When I\u2019m Cleaning Windows (Turned Out Nice Again) (1994)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFollowing on from the Charleston of Doop was this remix of the George Formby ukelele classic When I\u2019m Cleaning Windows.\n\n\n\nThis tune clearly took some inspiration from The Grid\u2019s massive hit Swamp Thing but that doesn\u2019t matter as this is a quality slab of Happy House.\n\n\n\n2 In A Tent were in fact the duo behind Jive Bunny and one year after this they would go on to become legends of the Hard House scene.\n\n\n\nWhich legends you ask? Well, they are Amadeus Mozart and Andy Pickles AKA The Tidy Boys, owners of Tidy Trax.\n\n\n\nAlas this one didn\u2019t fair quite so well in the UK chart , only reaching number 25.\n\n\n\nTeletubbies - Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! (1997)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nEvery now and then a kids TV show gets a strange grip on the nation and The Teletubbies were a phenomenon.\n\n\n\nYou didn\u2019t need a toddler of your own to watch it as it made great viewing whilst chilling out in the morning after a heavy night out.\n\n\n\nOf course this meant a Novelty record had to come out and yet again this one was a hit.\n\n\n\nThis one was simply the theme tune with a dance beat behind it but it did the job as people rushed out to get it to the Christmas number 1 slot.\n\n\n\nIt worked and it stayed at Number 1 for two weeks in December \u201897.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSmart E\u2019s - Sesame\u2019s Treet (1992)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNow it might be a bit unfair to include this one as it was written by Hardcore Rave pioneer Luna-C aka Cru-L-T but it hit the charts for the same reason as the others.\n\n\n\nFusing the sounds of Hardcore with a much loved kids show like Sesame Street may seem old hack now but at the time it was practically unheard of. \n\n\n\nIt also generated a decent amount of controversy thanks to the drug references in the title being fused with a kids programme but that only helped it\u2019s popularity.\n\n\n\nUltimately this is a quality Hardcore tune which happens to sample Sesame Street.\n\n\n\nIt peaked at number 2 in the UK Charts.\n\n\n\nSimpsons - Do The Bartman (1991)\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Simpsons have gone on to become household names around the world but in 1991 they were still on their meteoric rise to the top.\n\n\n\nTo aid this rise they cashed in and released a number of Bart Simpson singles and an album. \n\n\n\nThis worked wonders as Bart\u2019s rap style earned them two UK hit singles, Deep Deep Trouble and their biggest hit Do The Bartman.\n\n\n\nIt certainly helped that the track was written and produced by Michael Jackson and Bryan Loren, it even featured the former King of Pop on backing vocals.\n\n\n\nDo the Bartman was a worldwide smash that reached number 1 in the UK in January 1991.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWe certainly hope you\u2019ve enjoyed our roundup of some of the best Novelty tunes and records of the \u201890s.\n\n\n\nThere were plenty more so why not let us know your favourites?