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  1. The quality of being novel; newness.
  2. Something new and unusual; an innovation.
  3. A small mass-produced article, such as a toy or trinket.

Novelty Records

There have been a number of novelty records and one-off hits that have included uncleared samples. The song "Your Woman" by White Town features an uncredited sample from a 1932 song of the same name taken from the soundrack of the Dennis Potter series Pennies From Heaven. [1] Other notable one-off bootlegs include DNA's dance remix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" (1990) and "You Got The Love" by The Source featuring Candi Staton (1991).

In the '80s, Dutch producer Jaap Eggermont produced a series of records which almost constitute the dictionary definition of "novelty" in the form of the Stars on 45 series. These records attempted to cram as many hits as possible into the space of a three and a half minute pop song, and are perhaps more accurately described as medleys. Though these singles have never received critical plaudits, the medley idea would later resurface in a more respectable form (for instance Coldcut's "Beats and Pieces"), and, moreover, the deliberately humorous tone of the "Stars on 45" singles has not entirely disappeared. Many bastard pop songs have been produced in jest, with the emphasis very firmly on satire, "irresistible" puns, or unadulterated throwaway fun. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastard_pop#Novelty_Records [Nov 2005]

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