Hello Friday! 6/2/2023 Girl on the Billboard song #fridayfavorites #noveltysong

Hello Friday!

I’m a bit tardy getting my Friday post out, so it’s more like Hello Friday night in Colorado. Ha

I came across this little gem of trivia on the website songfacts.com for June 2, 2003.

A painting of Kylie Minogue wearing gold hot pants causes tempers to fray among drivers in Brighton, UK. Artist Simon Etheridge put up the almost life-size picture in his own Art Asylum gallery as part of a Festival and since then motorists have caused regular traffic hold-ups as they stopped to take a second look.

This made me think of the 1965 classic country song Girl on the Billboard sung by Del Reeves, which has a similar storyline. The song is also a novelty song, which is a type of song with a novel concept or gimmick.

I was 10 years old when this song hit the AM radio station airwaves in my hometown. It tickled me every time I heard it. It still makes me smile. Silly as the song is, it was Reeves’ only No. 1 single, and it spent two weeks at the top of the country chars and 20 weeks total on the chart.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
Lasterday Stories
writing through history one romance upon a time


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