June 30, 2015

"Somebody Goofed."



Am I the only person on the face of the earth who remembers this song?
 
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12 comments:

sean said...

I don't remember the song, but we used to have a large stuffed version of Nipper, the RCA dog, which the store was giving away to customers who bought "hi-fi" stereo sets.

Static Ping said...

Never heard it before. I like it. So you are no longer alone. I remember this.

Dignity! Or something.

Interestingly, one of the recommendations for the next video features a frame of two naked people making out. Somebody goofed?

madAsHell said...

I do remember Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.
Wooley-Bulley!!

YoungHegelian said...

Okay, here's my vote for the most bizarre & obscure 45 from the 60's. I remember my older brother borrowing this from a friend, and us playing it, thinking, "jeez, could you come up with a more depressing pop song if you tried?".

Ann Althouse said...

To be fair, it's the 50s.

The novelty songs from the 60s were more like "Monster Mash."

ddh said...

No, but I remember this atrocity by Frank Sinatra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maGuLEgyIZk

Leora said...

No, but I remember "I Heard My Name on the Radio. Everyone else denys remembering it.

William said...

This song doesn't get played on the oldies stations. It's been flushed down the memory hole, but, nonetheless, I have a vague, subliminal memory of it. A nostalgia free memory. It doesn't connect with a time or place. The novelty song I remember is The Thing by Phil Harris. A guy finds a box on the beach. He is horrified by its contents. He tries to give the box away but no one will take it. He lives all his life with The Thing. When he dies and goes to heaven, St Peter tells him to take The Thing down below. In the very last verse it is revealed that The Thing is an ISIS flag with dildoes on it. The song was very prescientl.

The Cracker Emcee said...

I seem to be the only person who remembers the TV show "Roll Out". I find that so strange that I've avoided Googling it. Or maybe the mid '70's were so inconsequential that a kind of generational amnesia took place.

khematite@aol.com said...

Can't say that I remember "Someone Goofed." But for a long time, I thought I had just imagined a comedy routine called "It's In the Book." Then came the Web and I discovered that this had been done by John Standley in 1952, had reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and was reputedly the first comedy single to sell a million copies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poCWRJTgMQU

Johanna Lapp said...

I remembered Freddy Martin from a Disney short, "Bumble Boogie" (a jazz piano riff on "Flight of the Bumble Bee"). Found it, of course, on YouTube. In Italian. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZG8bN8tAws

Trippy animation and a rockin' arrangement.

"Somebody Goofed" sounds like a perfect match for Mr Danny Kaye. The tympani recalls a number in "White Christmas."

Mr. D said...

I've heard it before. Don't know if that counts as remembering it, though.