I was picking through my LP and CD collections today and came across a CD compilation called “Annette – Pineapple Princess”. Of course this was Mouseketeer Annette Funicello.
One of the tunes on the CD is “The Crazy Place from Outer Space”. I’ve never heard the song so I popped the disc into my CD drive and gave it a listen. Novelty songs about weird and wacky creatures from outer space were rather popular in the late 50’s and early 60’s at the dawn of the space race.
The success of “Flying Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and David Seville’s “Chipmunk Song” spawned some pretty silly, and to be honest, rather cheesy imitators.
Before posting the song to You Tube I decided to look for the title and was amazed to find several copies already online!
So, to celebrate the New Year holiday I’ll be posting the “Bad Space Novelty Song of the Day” here for your dining and dancing pleasure through the weekend.
First one on the launch pad…Annette with “The Crazy Place from Outer Space“