The Funniest Songs in All-Time History

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Here is a list of the funniest songs ever written, that will be sure to be a smile on your face and some laughter in your lungs/heart:

“Boom Shack-A-Lak” by Apache Indian – Dumb & Dumber is probably the funniest movie of all-time.


“TV Party” by Black Flag – while the shows enumerated are a bit dated, the thread of jocularity trails through the generations like Ariadne’s (“Slip It In” is also a pretty good one). We all watch the idiot box for absurdly ridiculous lengths of time, why not throw a party about it?


“Stealing People’s Mail” by Dead Kennedys – or we could just go out on Friday night, cruise the town and steal people’s mail.


“Dude Looks Like A Lady” by Aerosmith – i always get this one confused with “Janie’s Got A Gun”.

“Lola” by The Kinks – “L-O-L-A, Loooo-la. La-la-la-la-looola.” (Stay away from Soho!).


“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC – AC/DC writes more consistently funny songs about booze and women than perhaps any band in rock history (“Sink the Pink”? Really?).


“Get On Top” by Tim Buckley – during Buckley’s crazy, LA sex-freak faze.


“It’s So Hard” by Big Pun – “That’s my wife, I paid for them tit*ies – get your own, your own, ya’ heard me?”


“Piggies” by The Beatles – “Have you seen the bigger piggies in their starched white shirts…Everywhere there’s lots of piggies living piggy lives/You can see them out to dinner with their piggy wives/Clutching forks and knives to eat the bacon.” Straight out of Monty Python.


“Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” by The Beatles – it’s always that girl with kaleidoscope eyes…


“Bobby’s Song” by The Aliens – carrying the torch….


“I’m On a Boat” by The Lonely Island ft. T-Pain – “Picture yourself on a boat on a river…”


“I Shall Be Free” by Bob Dylan – “Well I took me a woman late last night/I was three-fourths drunk she looked alright/Till she started peeling off her onion gook/She took off her wig and said ‘How do I look?’/I was high-flying/Bare-naked/Out the window.”

“Lunch Lady Land” by Adam Sandler – this one’s for Helga, the fu*king high school lunch lady.


“Cat Food” by King Crimson – for all those crazy, lady cat food-eaters out there.

“Loser” by Beck – “Soy el perdedor.”


“Voyeur” by Blink-182 – used to love these guys in high school.

“Street People” by Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles was an uncherised national treasure, and a true voice for every honest-to-badness, Bourbon Street drifter there’s ever been.

“We Are the People” by Jimmy Buffett


“Foam” by Phish – as every ocean-lover knows, there is almost no better feeling than being “lost in the foam.”


“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Burt Bacharach and B.J. Thomas


“Pepper” by The Butthole Surfers – some existential, desultory funnyness (“Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain/That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain”).


“Ice Cream for Crow” by Captain Beefheart – “Ice cream by night/Sun cream by day.” Put some pepper, cinnamon and beefheart on that sundae, will you?


“Mother American Marshmallow” by Meat Puppets – have you seen her? She’s quite plump but loving, and gave birth to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters – her evil offspring.

“Halloweenhead” by Ryan Adams – “It leads me through the streets at night/I just watch, I don’t go inside.”


“Party All the Time” by Eddie Murphy ft. Rick James – Rick James was known to do some pretty depraved things in the studio, but the sheer abjectness of this song is like doing what he did to Charlie Murphy’s couch to every one of our earlobes. 


“The Prince of Parties” by Flight of the Conchords


“Sir Psycho Sexy” by Red Hit Chili Peppers – “Ooh, and it’s so nice out here. I think I’ll stay for awhile….”


“Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) by The First Edition – funny if for no other reason that it is Kenny Rogers singing this song.


“Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats


“Whip It” by Devo -  The S/M -expounding, Justine of the musically funny pantheon. Stop making sense!


“Stay Up Late” by Talking Heads – parents, please keep this song out of the reach of young, easily impressionable babysitters. 


“The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground – it is almost hard to believe that Tupac got his start with these clowns.


“Da Dip” by Freaknasty – the Macarena of rap, but one helluva’ futuristic video, complete with dancing avatars from the low-budget universe of mid-90s virtual reality.


“Traces of Lipstick” by Method Man & Redman – greatest minority comedy duo since Cheech & Chong.

“Well All Rite Cha” by Method Man & Redman – “bringin’ ruck like the Wildcats of Villanova, hot as fu*k!”

“Housewife” by Dr. Dre – “When it all boils down, you’re gonna find in the end/A bit*h is a bit*h but a dog is a man’s best friend.” 

“Boys-N-The-Hood” by Dynamite Hack


“Marshall Mathers” by Eminem – amazingly brazen flow.

“A Jelly Behind Woman Blows My Mind” by Elton White – it “can make a blind man see.”

“Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts)” by Sir Mix-A-Lot – this guy is probably still earning thousands of dollars of royalties off this song (only in America!)


“Spill the Wine” by War – always reminds me of that Fresh Prince episode where Uncle Phil lets loose and cuts a rug (while splitting his pants).

“Squeeze Box” by The Who – Pete Townshend is a genius comedic songwriter. (“Pictures of Lily” is another great one).


“The Gift” by Velvet Underground – noir, literary humor, that is a solid short story in its own right.

“American Music” by Violent Femmes – i got myself a prom date.

“Holiday in Cambodia” by Dead Kennedys – the grass is almost never greener, my fellow Americans.


“Apeman” by The Kinks – but the jungle is, [wolf]man.


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