Napoleon XIV was the pseudonym of record producer Jerry Samuels (b. 1938 New York City) who had moderate success with his composition "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!" when first released in 1966 (reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart that year). He achieved a blockbuster success with the record when it was re-issued by Warner Brothers Records in 1973. The first single Samuels made was in the late 1950s and was called "Puppy Love".