Top 10 Funny Songs
For every chart-topping song out there, there comes the occasional funny song. It's not necessarily going to be a major hit and it may not even make a whole lot of sense the first time you listen to it, but ultimately, it becomes a song you'll remember for a long time. Funny songs may come in the form of a parody, a ballad ('My Heart Will Go On' still makes us LOL), or even a YouTube video that just happened to catch on. So we've put together a list of Top 10 Funny Songs for you. Some are old, some are as fresh as a daisy, but they all have one thing in common: they never fail to make us laugh.
This funny song made us go crazy in the 6th grade, but it wasn't until the video was released that s--- really hit the fan. The video (and song) were both released in 1999, and featured the band dressed in "MonkeyRat" costumes shooting tranquilizers at women, beating people over the head with baguettes, and jumping around their cages after they were caught. How we thought this was awesome back in the day is beyond us, but we were children... We didn't know better. And we obviously still don't know any better since it made our list!
Holy crap. We can't believe this song debuted on 'Saturday Night Live' as an SNL Digital Short six years ago! The video features two men (Andy Samberg + Justin Timberlake) serenading their girlfriends about the best Christmas gift she will ever receive. As we all know, a gift box is attached to their waist containing a pretty special surprise and the lyrics include step-by-step instructions on how to create the lovely gift. We're not sure what we love more, Andy and Justin's Color Me Badd getups, or being one of the women to open the box. We might have to choose the latter.
'Stacy's Mom' is about a 12-year-old boy who fantasizes about his friend Stacy's mother and basically uses Stacy to get closer to her hot mama. We still bad for all of the Stacy's out there... Anyway, this funny song was actually one of the first tunes to reach the No. 1 spot on the 'Most Downloaded Songs' list in the iTunes Music Store. The video takes it to another level though, paying homage to the film 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' with a few key moments: the red bikini and the bathroom scene. If you haven't seen the film, we highly suggest you do in order to understand the reference.
This little ditty is Katy Perry's actual debut single, but it didn't really take off. When asked about it, she explained that it wasn't meant to be an explosive first single, and was only released for a "hello" to the world. And while many critics have criticized the song for being homophobic, it's really just about Katy bashing a metrosexual ex-boyfriend. It may not be so politically correct to say "you're so gay," but we all have. And even Ms. Perry admitted that she kissed a girl soon afterward...
We don't even know where to begin with this funny song, we're just sad there's no official video to accompany it. LMFAO's song is all about... you guessed it... eating a hot dog. Or trying to eat a hot dog, rather. The song is off of their album 'Sorry For Party Rocking' and features lines such as: "Street meat / Yeah, that's what they call it / And lately I've become a dog-alcoholic / Now some vendors be real and some be faking / What? You ain't got no bacon." Those are some real inspirational lyrics right there.
"Oh my God, Becky, look at her butt!" If you knew all of the lyrics to this song back in the day, you were definitely one of the cool kids. "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun" was a line we were shouting constantly in the hallways at school. 'Baby Got Back' reached the No. 1 spot in 1992 and was ranked No. 17 on VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.' It's just one of those songs that is so ridiculous, you can't help but simulate slapping each other's booties on the dance floor.
This funny song is still on our iPod and is obviously tucked away nicely in a playlist all set and ready to go for a party. But let's take a minute to bask in the fact that this song was nominated for a Grammy! 'Because I Got High' literally came out of nowhere, until it started circulating around the internet and took off like wildfire. It was so big, a kid in Connecticut even had to listen to the song and write a report about it as punishment after he was busted with marijuana. His parents probably didn't realize that's so not a bad punishment.
'Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)' was basically our anthem for an entire year... even though we never once considered ourselves "fly" or even a guy for that matter, but you get what we're saying. The song was released in 1998 and went 4x Platinum, which is a pretty awesome accomplishment for the Offspring. The video features a guy trying to act cool in front of people by playing with his car's hydraulic system and attempting to break dance, but it's really just the song that we love. Plus, whenever we hear the first notes of this funny song, we can't resist shouting "Give it to me babyyy" at the top of our lungs.
This song gave people an excuse to act like total fools, thanks 'SNL!' It was one thing to shout "I'm on a boat!" when you were actually on a boat (which is like... never), but it's an entirely different story when you're shouting it for no reason. The Lonely Island did it again with the 2009 release of 'I'm on a Boat,' another SNL Digital Short that blew up like crazy. Rolling frickin' Stone magazine gave the song four stars and in Dec. 2009, it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category. We love the song, especially T-Pain's awesomely random Auto-tuned feature.
'Fat,' a parody of Michael Jackson's 'Bad,' was released in 1988 and is the second parody Weird Al did of a Jackson song, the first being 'Eat It.' While the song itself is funny, the video that goes along with it takes the cake... er, no pun intended. The clip, which featured Yankovic in a fat suit and the same subway set from the video 'Bad,' parodied a number of elements from Jackson's, including costumes and choreography. Additionally, it showed Yankovic getting fatter and fatter as the video went on. To some shock, it won a Grammy for Best Concept Music Video in 1988, but we're a sucker for Weird Al and find his videos hilarious, so we're not too surprised.