The Ran-Dells – Martian Hop

A gloriously fun novelty song from 1963 when the space age was all the rage. Simple but tricky (particularly with the doo-wop style backing vocals), it’s a very sweet and optimistic view of what would happen if we made contact with our near neighbours. A cracking melody, great use of sound effects and a brilliant falsetto vocal: a two-minute lesson in how pop music can be daft, disposable and utterly essential.

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