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Dick Biondi's 'The Pizza Song' - 1961

When it comes to DJs making novelty songs, they all have to be measured up to this gem, "The Pizza Song (On Top Of A Pizza)." This tune, which was made in 1961 by Chicago radio's living legend, Dick Biondi, was a parody of the traditional folk classic, "On Top Of Old Smokey." (Two years later, the parody song "On Top Of Spaghetti" came out, which was basically a rip-off of Biondi's song.) Dick Biondi recorded this song soon after coming to Chicago's WLS and becoming one of North America's biggest DJs. The little record went on to sell over 11,000 copies. Here it is now for your ears, almost 50 years later. (Running time: 2:16)

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