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.


About Paul Saxton

Follow me on Twitter if you like: @paulsaxton
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s