Stay Demented!

It’s that time of year again! Time to delight in the deliciously daffy domain of Dr. Demento!!

(In case you’re new here, this is where I update my list of the Top 100 (or so) Demented Hits (from Funny 25’s).)

This year, each of the all-time top 5 showed up in the annual countdown, with “Fish Heads” making a slight gain on the top spot held by “Dead Puppies”. Dana Lyons and “Cows With Guns” moved up from number 19 to a tie at 18 with the old Benny Bell standard, “Shaving Cream”. Camille West’s “Viagra in the Waters” jumped 2 spots from 24 to 22, leapfrogging Monty Python (“Spam”) and Abbott and Costello (“Who’s On First?”). And the two new songs on the chart are the number 1 and 2 songs from this year, “Inner Voice” by Sudden Death and “Army Careers” by The Frantics.

The biggest shock (to me) was that this was the first countdown since 1991 that contained no Weird Al Yankovic. In fact, it’s only the second time this has happened since he first appeared in 1979 with “My Bologna”.

Hey kids! If you want to listen to Dr. Demento, you no longer have to live within radio range or find a radio website that broadcasts it. They are now streaming the shows at!

Here are the 2005 Funny 25 (with more obsessive-compulsive linky goodness added):

#25 Swift Kick In The Rear – Dan Hart
#24 The Devil Went To Jamaica – Travis Meyer
#23 Wet Dream – Kip Addotta

#22 Dead Puppies – Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band
#21 Cows With Guns – Dana Lyons
#20 Silo Inferno – Krooked K

#19 They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! – Napoleon XIV
#18 Granny And The Kid – Barnes & Barnes
#17 Anakin – UFO Phil
#16 A Trip To The Chocolate Factory – Whimsical Will

#15 Viagra In The Waters – Camille West
#14 My Cat Is Afraid Of The Vacuum Cleaner – Power Salad

#13 Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
#12 Ti Kwan Leep/Boot To The Head – The Frantics
#11 The Guy Who Doesn’t Know Things – Flying Like Wilma

#10 Spam – Sudden Death
#9 Dumbledore – Steve Goodie
#8 The Dolphins/So Long And Thanks For All The Fish (Reprise) – Neil Hannon
#7 I Got Crabs From Darth Vader – Robert Lund
#6 Alone Again – Henry Phillips

#5 Epithets – Paul & Storm
#4 Vader Boy – The Great Luke Ski f/ Carrie Dahlby & The Nick Atoms

#3 Girlfriend – Henry Phillips
#2 Army Careers – The Frantics

#1 Inner Voice – Sudden Death f/ Worm Quartet

playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show
The Dr. Demento Show #04-52 – December 26, 2004
Special Topic: Funny 25 countdown

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3 Responses to Stay Demented!

  1. shelley says:

    OMG!!! I used to listen to Dr. Demento when I was a kid. “They’re coming to take me away! Ha Ha Ho Ho …”

  2. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Not that I condone such a thing, but is there any place where one could perhaps download these marvelous tunes?

  3. NotME says:

    coming to take me away haha hehe, has always been my fav. Just the other night was talking about Dr. Demento, he shows up at the Orange County Fairs with his show.

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