“Sukiyaki” – A Cross-Cultural Pop Breakthrough
“Sukiyaki,” the 60s Asian hit, broke barriers in more than one way. How did it influence other cross-cultural pop songs in future years?
The One-Hit-Wonder File: “The Monster Mash”
“The Monster Mash” has had a longer life-span than the average zombie. A look at how this kitschy Halloween hit came to be.
“Timothy”: He’s What’s for Dinner
What happens when a hit songwriter happens to be listening to a cooking show in the background? A curious ’70s hit called “Timothy.”
The Golden Age of the Novelty Song
Between Elvis’ induction into the Army and Beatlemania, there was a period where novelty songs reigned supreme. What was their particular appeal?