Novelty tunes and records have been hitting the charts since they began and the ‘90’s were no exception.
Whilst we had previously seen novelty records along the lines of ‘Agadoo’ and ‘Grandad We Love You’ the ‘90’s took it up a notch.
The 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.
What’s more, these tunes often dominated the charts as they infiltrated popular culture of the time.
They were cheesy and if we’re completely honest terrible but these Novelty tunes will always have special place in our hearts.
So lets take a look at ten of the best novelty tunes of the ‘90s.
Partners In Kryme – Turtle Power (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were huge as the ‘90s dawned and pretty soon they would find themselves in the charts thanks to little known Rap duo Partners In Kryme.
Pretty soon every school kid was singing T U R T L E Power and the tune had fully broken into pop culture.
The tune was the lead single to promote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and it hit the UK number 1 spot for 4 weeks.
Zig and Zag – Them Girls, Them Girls (1994)
In case you missed the ‘90s, Zig and Zag were two puppet stars featured on Channel 4’s must watch breakfast TV show The Big Breakfast.
The alien pair were loved by the young teenagers of the nation and actually released a number of singles and albums.
Them Girls was actually written with House music legend Eric Morillo and featured backing vocals by Jocelyn Brown and Althea McQueen.
It reached number 5 in the UK charts in January 1995.