Dominick the Donkey is quite an odd Christmas novelty song. Recorded by Lou Monte in 1960, and supposedly financed by the Gambino crime family, Dominick the Donkey failed to chart that year, but became a cult classic since then due to the fact that people can't quite believe it exists!
The song tells the story of Dominick, a donkey, who helps Santa negotiate some steep hills in Italy that his magical reindeer cannot get over. Interesting, huh? Well, Dominick helps Santa get over those hills and helps the jolly St. Nick deliver his presents to the deserving children across the country.
Believe it or not, the song did finally chart in 2014 when it hit #69 on Billboard's Holiday 100 and #23 on the Holiday Digital Song Sales chart! Amazing! Anyway, give it a listen and let me know what you think!