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. Mr Blobby - Mr Blobby (1993) Blobby Blobby Blobby as the giant pink annoyance would say. Mr Blobby was an annoying character from ‘90s Saturday night TV show Noel’s House Party. He 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. The tune got to number 1 in the UK, ending Meat Loaf’s 7 week run with I Would Do Anything For Love. It was knocked off the next week by Take That but amazingly regained the top spot a week later to be Christmas number 1. Ambassadors of Funk Feat: MC Mario - Supermarioland (1992) Utilising the music from the massive Game Boy game Super Mario Land the Ambassadors of Funk landed a hit single in the UK. The tune had a classic Hip-House vibe and certainly captured the imaginations of Nintendo fans at the time. What you may not realise is that Ambassadors of Funk was actually a pseudonym of legendary Rave producer Simon Harris. The track peaked at Number 8 in the UK Charts. Doop - Doop (1994) When Dutch Eurodance group Doop unleashed their self titled hit in 1994 nobody quite knew what was about to happen. Doop became an instant smash hit and spawned an entire new genre of swing based dance music. Yes it seems fusing the Charleston of the 1920's with the House beats of the ‘90's was a moment of genius. Doop hit the top spot in the UK in March 1994. Smurfs - I’ve Got A Little Puppy (1996) What happens when you fuse kids TV classic The Smurfs with Dutch Gabber legends Technohead? The 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. Yes, it’s weird but we kind of love it in a nostalgic kind of way. The B-Side to this was a very amusing cover of Whigfield’s Saturday Night called My Smurfing Party. I’ve Got A Little Puppy reached number 4 in the UK . 2 In A Tent - When I’m Cleaning Windows (Turned Out Nice Again) (1994) Following on from the Charleston of Doop was this remix of the George Formby ukelele classic When I’m Cleaning Windows. This tune clearly took some inspiration from The Grid’s massive hit Swamp Thing but that doesn’t matter as this is a quality slab of Happy House. 2 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. Which legends you ask? Well, they are Amadeus Mozart and Andy Pickles AKA The Tidy Boys, owners of Tidy Trax. Alas this one didn’t fair quite so well in the UK chart , only reaching number 25. Teletubbies - Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! (1997) Every now and then a kids TV show gets a strange grip on the nation and The Teletubbies were a phenomenon. You didn’t 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. Of course this meant a Novelty record had to come out and yet again this one was a hit. This 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. It worked and it stayed at Number 1 for two weeks in December ‘97. Smart E’s - Sesame’s Treet (1992) Now 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. Fusing 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. It 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’s popularity. Ultimately this is a quality Hardcore tune which happens to sample Sesame Street. It peaked at number 2 in the UK Charts. Simpsons - Do The Bartman (1991) The Simpsons have gone on to become household names around the world but in 1991 they were still on their meteoric rise to the top. To aid this rise they cashed in and released a number of Bart Simpson singles and an album. This worked wonders as Bart’s rap style earned them two UK hit singles, Deep Deep Trouble and their biggest hit Do The Bartman. It 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. Do the Bartman was a worldwide smash that reached number 1 in the UK in January 1991. We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of some of the best Novelty tunes and records of the ‘90s. There were plenty more so why not let us know your favourites?