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Napoleaon XIV

Post by yogi » 06 Aug 2017, 13:08

I can't believe this is ten years old already

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-lJZiqZaGA

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Post by tomsk » 06 Aug 2017, 17:52

10????

They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! is a 1966 novelty record by Jerry Samuels, and released on Warner Bros. Records. The song became an instant success in the United States, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 popular music singles chart on 13 August[1] and reaching No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart
This used to scare me as a kid..

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Post by yogi » 06 Aug 2017, 19:25

Upon further investigation I determined the ten years referred to when it was published (on YouTube?) and not when the song was first recorded.
Published on Feb 9, 2008

REQUEST: Napoleon XIV, "They're Coming to Take Me Away Haa-haaaa!" and the reverse side,
"aaaaah-aah yawa em ekat ot gnimoc reyeht"
The version in the link, by the way, has a flip side where the song is sung backwards.

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Post by tomsk » 06 Aug 2017, 22:59

This Napolean XIV seems a bit nuts...
I'm sure we had that on vinyl 45... :think:

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Post by yogi » 07 Aug 2017, 06:48

Here is Samuels' narrative about how the song came about. It's an interesting read and he IS a little crazy.
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=675

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Post by tomsk » 11 Aug 2017, 19:33

:tiptoe: :tiptoe: :tiptoe: :tiptoe: :crazy:

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Post by yogi » 11 Aug 2017, 19:39

I didn't realize he was a mate of Weird Al.

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Post by tomsk » 13 Aug 2017, 20:17

Another crazy Yank bless him.... :lol: :mrgreen: :whistle: :lol:

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