Yep, this is the 13th time I’ve recapped the good Doctor’s annual Funny 25 and updated my TOP 100 (or so) DEMENTED HITS (from Funny 25’s). This year it looks like our old pal, Weird Al, has taken over the show.
Mr. Yankovic has 20 percent of the songs on the countdown, including the #3 hit. That’s mainly because of the release of his album Mandatory Fun in July. It became the first comedy record to top Billboard’s album chart since 1963 and Allan Sherman’s My Son, The Nut. It finished at #89 on the year-end Top 200 Albums.
In order to promote the album, Weird Al release a series of eight videos–one per day–through various partner sites, including Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, The Nerdist, Yahoo Screen and The Wall Street Journal. All of them hit YouTube and were massive hits.
Of the rest of the countdown, there were very few returning songs this year. Outside of two songs from last year and 2011’s #1, all of the songs on the chart are new.
“After Ever After” by Jon Cozart now shows up in the Top 100 at #75. The 50th Anniversary Doctor Who themed song, Amanda Cohen’s “Know Your Doctors,” is now tied for #86. And “Snoopy the Dogg,” the great Luke Ski hit from 2011, moves up from what was a tie at #98 to the #94 spot. With everything below those songs moving down a notch, this may be the last year that having 25 points for being the #1 song in the Funny 25 will get you onto the Top 100, and the 18-way tie at #100 may go away next year.
playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show
The Dr. Demento Show #14-52 – December 27, 2014
Special Topic: Funny 25
#20 Emmy Medley 2014 – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#19 Bein’ Green – Kermit The Frog (Jim Henson)
#18 After Ever After – Jon Cozart
#17 Steve Ruins A Lovely Jason Mraz Song – Steve Goodie
#16 Last Day At Work – Mikey Mason
#15 Write Like The Wind – Paul & Storm
#14 Tacky – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#13 Handy – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#12 Godzilla – Insane Ian f/ Victor Acord & Bonecage
#11 Internet Famous – Insane Ian f/ Chris Ballew (of The Presidents Of The United States Of America)
#10 Who Is The Doctor? – Devo Spice
#9 Know Your Doctors – Amanda Cohen
#8 Governor Chris Christie’s Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam – Jimmy Fallon & Bruce Springsteen
#7 Fueled By Angst – Worm Quartet
#6 (They Don’t Make) Airships (Like They Used To Anymore) – Confabulation Of Gentry f/ Capt. John Sprocket (The Cog Is Dead)
#5 Almost Parent Time – Carrie Dahlby f/ Wyngarde
#4 After Ever After 2 – Jon Cozart
#3 Word Crimes – “Weird Al” Yankovic
#2 The Silly Walks Song – Monty Python