Ridiculous lyrics? Check. Infectious melody? Check. Absolutely stupid? Check. These elements combine to make funny songs that get stuck in your head long after you hear them. Humorists and otherwise normal musicians create hilarious songs to entertain and make us laugh. There is no shortage of humorous songs out there for us to giggle about but some are better than others.
We decided to rank the best funny songs for you so that you always have a place to turn when you need to lighten up and laugh a little. Life is cruel but humor helps. These funny songs will be there for you on the darkest days and singing along with them is tantamount to casting a spell that tickles the funny bone. Take a look at our picks of the funniest songs and find a playlist at the end of this list that you can return to again and again for a dose of pure stupidity. Warning, many of these songs contain explicit lyrics that are not suitable for children. Enjoy!
These Funny Songs Are Guaranteed to Cheer You Up!
“Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-A-Lot
A song you likely know and love “Baby Got Back” is a celebration of the backside (not the only one you’ll find on this list). This delight of a song has been popular for decades but it’s often overlooked among funny songs. “So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin’ workout tapes by Fonda / But Fonda ain’t got a motor in the back of her Honda,” it’s just hilarious.
“I Don’t Want to Hold Your Baby” – Scout Durwood
Have you ever not been in a mood to hold someone else’s baby? This is one of the funny songs that is for the folks who only like their own babies.
“A**hole” – Denis Leary
In this comedic song from Denis Leary, we hear from a narrator who takes delight in being awful and behaving badly. He sings about driving slow in the fast lane and using public restrooms poorly. You know you’ve met this guy before.
“Santa Fa-La-La” – BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon
For fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’ll recognize the names of the two drag queens behind one of the funniest original songs for Christmas. BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon really deliver in this R&B-infused song that is stuffed with innuendo about Santa Claus.
“Idiot Boyfriend” – Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon‘s vaguely funky “Idiot Boyfriend” is one of those funny songs that has endeared for a couple of decades now. If you’ve ever had a deadbeat boyfriend, you need this song in your life.
“Bruce Willis Is Dead” – Mr. Oizo
Don’t listen to “Bruce Willis Is Dead” unless you’ve seen The Sixth Sense. It’s hard to explain what makes this over-the-top techno song so hilarious. Something about the same repeated lyrics again, and again, and again really delivers.
“Ramblin Man” – Steve Martin
One of the funny songs that should not work but absolutely does thanks to Steve Martin‘s brilliant performance, “Ramblin Man” is nonsense with a whole lot of rambling for you to enjoy.
“Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” – Kellie Pickler
We take a trip to the country in “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” which is a song that illuminates the difference between men and women. It’s one of the few funny songs of the country genre on this list.
“F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury” – Rachel Bloom
You might have enjoyed Rachel Bloom‘s TV foray with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but before she was on TV, she wrote, recorded, and performed several hilarious songs. This one is a celebration of sexual awakening to none other than the novels of sci-fi writer, Ray Bradbury.
“Peanut Butter Jelly” – DJ Chipman
One of the funny songs that’s so bad it’s good is “Peanut Butter Jelly.” With nonsensical lyrics and a peppy beat, this song will definitely lighten your mood.
“Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart” – Johnny Cash
The melodramatic lyrics often employed in country music get turned all the way to 100 in this very funny song by Johnny Cash. If you haven’t heard this classic, you’re in for a treat. With lyrics like, “In the garbage disposal of you dreams I’ve been ground up dear / In the river of your plans I’m up the creek / Up the elevator of your future I’ve been shafted / On your calendar of events I’m last week,” how could it go wrong?
Johnny Cash might not be front of mind when it comes to funny songs but he had an excellent sense of humor. For instance, his song “Boy Named Sue” is also a silly classic.
“Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python
“Look On the Bright Side of Life” is a funny song to begin with but if you know the context, it’s even funnier. In the Monty Python film, Life of Brian the song is performed on top of a mass crucifixion adding to the irony of this overly chipper tune.
“Beelz” – Stephen Lynch
“My real name is Beelzebub / But you can call me Beelz / I love to watch Fox News then go club some baby seals,” Stephen Lynch sings in character as Satan in this remarkably funny song accompanied by acoustic guitar.
“Tent In Your Pants” – Peaches
“The tents so big in your pants, if there’s a housing crisis, there ain’t anymore,” Peaches sings on this track with an infectious beat. As the song unspools it gets more and more absurdist which you’ll likely find enjoyable.
“Ghost” – Awkwafina
One of the few funny songs that is actually a breakup anthem, “Ghost” by Awkwafina tells the story of leaving a vegan on Vespa who enjoys eating chestnuts. This is another one of the funny songs that will get lodged in your brain for days to come.
“Big Bottom” – Spinal Tap
Somehow this song, a tribute to big backsides, actually made it on the radio after its release in 1984. If you’ve got some junk in the trunk, this is your theme song from here on out.
“Tribute” – Tenacious D
“This is the greatest and best song in the world,” Jack Black informs us at the beginning of this song about meeting a demon. Tenacious D has a number of songs that could easily have ended up on this list but this one will never fail to crack you up.
“My Ding-a-Ling” – Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry’s innuendo-filled classic “My Ding-a-Ling” has entertained children for decades. Berry might be credited with inventing modern rock-n-roll but “My Ding-a-Ling” is likely one of the funny songs most of us heard first from him.
“Such a Loser” – Garfunkle and Oats
Do you want a song about being an absolute total loser? “You are such a loser,” is repeated over and over again in this song that’s a little too hard on its listeners. It’s the anthem any person on the verge of burnout really needs.
“Welcome to the Internet” – Bo Burnham
2021 found Bo Burnham “Inside.” This experimental film is a stroke of genius that felt revelatory and an encapsulation of the madness we all experienced through the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. For most of us our only way “out” was social media and doom scrolling online. “Welcome to the Internet” perfectly captures the absurdity of our relationship to the internet.
“Amish Paradise” – Weird Al Yankovic
The nineties saw Weird Al Yankovic reach new heights. “Amish Paradise” marks a career-high as this parody artist touched new heights. This one never gets old.
“Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”- Flight of the Conchords
“They call me the Hiphopopotamus / Flows that glow like phosphorous / Poppin’ off the top of this esophagus / Rockin’ this metropolis / I’m not a large water-dwelling mammal / Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis? / Did Steve tell you that, perchance?”
Flight of the Conchords has never been dumber and greater than in this track released in 2008. This is a real earworm that will stick with you for days.
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“I’m On a Boat” – The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain
Can you believe that this summer banger was nominated for a Grammy? All of the songs from The Lonely Island are hilarious but “I’m On a Boat” is on its own level.
Funny Songs Playlist
Did these funny songs make you LOL? We hope you enjoyed this list of absolutely ridiculous music that was created with the sole intent to crack you up. We can all use an injection of joy in our lives and these songs infuse humor into any situation.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 These Funny Songs Are Guaranteed to Cheer You Up!
- 1.1 “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-A-Lot
- 1.2 “I Don’t Want to Hold Your Baby” – Scout Durwood
- 1.3 “A**hole” – Denis Leary
- 1.4 “Santa Fa-La-La” – BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon
- 1.5 “Idiot Boyfriend” – Jimmy Fallon
- 1.6 “Bruce Willis Is Dead” – Mr. Oizo
- 1.7 “Ramblin Man” – Steve Martin
- 1.8 “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” – Kellie Pickler
- 1.9 “F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury” – Rachel Bloom
- 1.10 “Peanut Butter Jelly” – DJ Chipman
- 1.11 “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart” – Johnny Cash
- 1.12 “Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python
- 1.13 “Beelz” – Stephen Lynch
- 1.14 “Tent In Your Pants” – Peaches
- 1.15 “Ghost” – Awkwafina
- 1.16 “Big Bottom” – Spinal Tap
- 1.17 “Tribute” – Tenacious D
- 1.18 “My Ding-a-Ling” – Chuck Berry
- 1.19 “Such a Loser” – Garfunkle and Oats
- 1.20 “Welcome to the Internet” – Bo Burnham
- 1.21 “Amish Paradise” – Weird Al Yankovic
- 1.22 “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”- Flight of the Conchords
- 1.23 “I’m On a Boat” – The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain
- 1.24 Funny Songs Playlist
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