We get it.
Being funny isn’t everyone’s hobby. (Is it even a hobby in the first place?)
But creating funny songs is even harder.
When people talk about the funniest songs of all time, we think about the goofy lyrics compiled to make anyone guffaw.
But as it turns out, funny songs aren’t just about funny lyrics.
Sometimes, a catchy song with good visual effects will crack you up.
Other times, a funny character in the music video will do the trick.
Below, we compile a list of the 45 best funny songs of all time.
The artists and songs in the next section span multiple decades and genres.
We have music icons like Johnny Cash and all-time favorite bands like Flight of the Conchords.
Of course, we will also surprise you with quite a few names you didn’t expect to see in this list.
Table of Contents
- 1. “Business Time” by Flight Of The Conchords
- 2. “29/31” by Garfunkel and Oates
- 3. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains Of Wayne
- 4. “Wait (The Whisper Song)” by Ying Yang Twins
- 5. “Like A Boss” by The Lonely Island
- 6. “Friday” by Rebecca Black
- 7. “Big Bottom” by Spinal Tap
- 8. “Fat” by Weird Al Yankovic
- 9. “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy
- 10. “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic
- 11. “Man’s Not Hot” by Big Shaq
- 12. “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash
- 13. “Ramblin’ Man” by Steve Martin
- 14. “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind” by Kellie Pickler
- 15. “Satan Gave Me A Taco” by Beck
- 16. “Jack Sparrow” by Lonely Island
- 17. “Fingertips” by They Might Be Giants
- 18. “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros” by Flight Of The Conchords
- 19. “Carol Brown (Choir Of Ex-Girlfriends)” by Flight Of The Conchords
- 20. “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck Berry
- 21. “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO
- 22. “Asshole” by Denis Leary
- 23. “Lemon Tree” by Fools Garden
- 24. “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash
- 25. “Welcome To The Internet” by Bo Burnham
- 26. “Subway System” by Jimothy Lacoste
- 27. “White Woman’s Instagram” by Bo Burnham
- 28. “Because I Got High” by Afroman
- 29. “The Loopholes” by Garfunkel and Oates
- 30. “Gangnam Style” by PSY
- 31. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of….)” by Lou Bega
- 32. “Selfie” by Chainsmokers
- 33. “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python
- 34. “You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd” by Roger Miller
- 35. “Bobby Brown Goes Down” by Frank Zappa
- 36. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
- 37. “Axel F” by Crazy Frog
- 38. “We Like To Party” by Vengaboys
- 39. “Piss Up A Rope” by Ween
- 40. “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” by Inner Circle
- 41. “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons
- 42. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
- 43. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Ras Jepsen
- 44. “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” by Gilbert & Sullivan
- 45. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
- Best Funny Songs – Final Thoughts
1. “Business Time” by Flight Of The Conchords
A silly, sexy song from one of the greatest comedy musical duos.
We get it.
The lyrics may be a little obscene, but the song is meant to entertain you lyrically and comically.
Sex in the context of this song has become a boring routine.
And that’s where the naughty lyrics come in.
2. “29/31” by Garfunkel and Oates
Everybody wants to stay young forever.
And as old age beckons, some people find it difficult to accept reality.
That’s the theme of Garfunkel and Oates’ goofy song.
3. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains Of Wayne
Now, this is weird.
“Stacy’s Mom” is a song about those misaligned crushes in adolescence.
The narrator is attracted to his girlfriend’s mom, which is ridiculous in many ways.
You can call it a case of adolescent fantasy.
But this pop-rock gem contains funny lyrics to keep you entertained.
Most importantly, it earned Fountains Of Wayne two Grammy nominations.
4. “Wait (The Whisper Song)” by Ying Yang Twins
You have giggled every time you’ve listened to this award-winning 2005 rap song.
We are not talking about the minimal beat.
But the lyrics and the vocals that give the song a comical edge.
We don’t know who advised the narrator to deliver the rap in a whisper-like style.
Because that alone makes the song funnier.
We don’t want to talk about the lyrics.
But we will leave you with this line, “cuz I’ll beat dat cat with a dog-And knock da walls of a broad til she scrawl.”
5. “Like A Boss” by The Lonely Island
A ridiculous song deserves ridiculous lyrics.
And nobody knows it better than Andy Samberg in this 2008 comedy song.
“Like A Boss” has weird lyrics that match the song’s title.
Mr. Samberg is attending a job interview, and his responses to the interview questions make this song a comical piece.
Every response is funnier than the last one.
He gets rejected, swallows the sadness, buys a gun, and chops off his balls, all like a boss.
So, is he really a boss?
Your guess is as good as ours.
6. “Friday” by Rebecca Black
When Rebecca Black released this song in 2011, she was only giving us a glimpse of a typical Friday in her life.
Little did she know that it would make her an easy target for comedians and music critics around the world.
Fortunately, it also put her in the limelight, contributing to her rise to stardom a few years later.
7. “Big Bottom” by Spinal Tap
“The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin’/That’s what I said.”
You may already know that Spinal Tap is a fictional English band.
But that doesn’t make their 1984 classic hit ineligible when talking about the funniest tracks ever.
8. “Fat” by Weird Al Yankovic
We bet this isn’t the last time you will see Weird Al Yankovic’s name on this list.
The American singer rose to prominence with his parodies of famous hits like Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”
And in this 1988 comedy pop song, he mocks fat people in a way only he could dare attempt.
The song is a parody of another of Michael Jackson’s songs, “Bad” and won a Grammy Award in 1988.
9. “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy
Shaggy blatantly denying everything, even when his girlfriend caught him cheating, will never stop being funny.
There’s clear evidence that he cheated on the lady.
But he ends the discussion with the simple “it wasn’t me” phrase.
10. “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic
We could have a long list of ridiculous songs from Weird Al Yankovic.
And this is another of his great tunes mimicking the King of Pop.
The song was a huge commercial success and earned Yankovic another Grammy Award.
11. “Man’s Not Hot” by Big Shaq
Even if you don’t enjoy this kind of music, you might have come across the man’s not hot mantra at some point.
Big Shaq’s cheeky song finds him poking fun at this fashion-conscious English lad who won’t take off his jacket even in hot weather.
And that’s how this song created the man’s not hot memes.
12. “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash
Many people admire Johnny Cash’s soulful narrations in most of his songs.
But the Man in Black goes full comic in his 1976 country novelty song.
“One Piece At A Time” is about a man assembling his Cadillac from stolen pieces.
So, he does it one piece at a time.
Sadly for him, the stolen parts are incompatible.
And the car industry has already evolved by the time he’s done assembling the pieces.
We can’t imagine what the final product might have looked like.
Cash’s versatility and sense of humor stand out in the song.
13. “Ramblin’ Man” by Steve Martin
“Ramblin’ Man” is Steve Martin’s humorous sense at its best.
Steve really is the greatest banjo player ever.
But his humorous side comes out in this song with the comical narration.
14. “Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind” by Kellie Pickler
You’d be surprised by Kellie Pickler’s list of things that don’t cross a man’s mind.
This is an awesome song narrated from a woman’s perspective.
15. “Satan Gave Me A Taco” by Beck
If you like Beck, you will love this song.
“Satan Gave Me A Taco” is a great song with a weird beginning and end.
“Satan gave me a taco/ And it made me really sick.”
Begins the narration.
The weird lyrics continue until the narrator realizes it’s all a dream.
We are also happy it was just a dream because the humorous lyrics are a little scary.
16. “Jack Sparrow” by Lonely Island
What happens when you get into the studio but can’t remember the lyrics to the original song?
You sing made-up lyrics because that’s all you have in mind.
That’s what happened to Michael Bolton and the Lonely Island band members in this iconic 2011 song.
They sing about Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean and mention Jerry Maguire, Scarface, and Forrest Gump.
17. “Fingertips” by They Might Be Giants
You wouldn’t expect They Might Be Giants to appear on this list.
Of course, they aren’t a joke band, after all.
But we find their weirdly funny “Fingertips” song quite deserving of a place in this funny list.
In “Fingertips,” TMBG, as they are famously known compile a song with 21 parts.
Nobody knows how they pulled it off.
But everything is brought to perspective by the mere fact that every part only lasts a couple of seconds.
Weird in the creation and weird in the lyrics.
This song is just what you need to get in the mood.
18. “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros” by Flight Of The Conchords
The weird musical duo appears again on this list with an all-time favorite.
As the unfortunate victims of a mugging incident, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have to defend themselves using their best weapons.
So, they sing a gangsta rap song, pitting hiphopopotamus against rhymenoceros.
Quick thinking or silly?
It depends on your interpretation.
19. “Carol Brown (Choir Of Ex-Girlfriends)” by Flight Of The Conchords
Should we just create an entire playlist with the funniest songs by the Flight of the Conchords?
Because this is another cheeky one from the New Zealand boys’ band.
Only this time, attention switches to a specific ex-girlfriend.
It is notable for the funny veneer.
And that makes it one of the funniest songs ever.
20. “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck Berry
We can’t talk about rock and roll music without giving Chuck Berry enough credit.
And we can’t talk about the funniest songs of all time without mentioning Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling.”
The novelty song is about a little boy who discovers his “bell”- not your ordinary bell.
Ironically, this hit was Berry’s only single to top the US pop charts despite his enviable career.
21. “Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO
LMFAO is doubtless one of the greatest party rockers to top the US Billboard Top 100.
And they did so in style thanks to their funny song, “Sexy and I Know It.”
The song is meant to make you laugh, but it also contains a serious message you can interpret in two ways.
Firstly, it’s about those people who think they are sexy when they actually aren’t.
But at the same time, the song has a strong message about being confident in your body.
22. “Asshole” by Denis Leary
The bored middle-aged man in Denis Leary’s song wants to have fun.
So, he antagonizes strangers at his pleasure.
The music video was featured on MuchMusic’s list of the “50 Most Controversial Videos” thanks to the provocative elements.
23. “Lemon Tree” by Fools Garden
Who would have thought that a breakup song would appear on the list of the funniest tracks ever?
But Fool’s Garden’s song is so good that it could top any list of the best comedy songs of all time.
The lyrics describe a disheartened man after getting embarrassed by his girlfriend.
So, he ends the relationship.
24. “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash
We all love good stories.
And Johnny Cash delivers just that in his award-winning country song.
The boy in Cash’s country ballad is angry with his father for two reasons.
Firstly, the man abandoned his family.
And secondly, for giving him the girly name, Sue.
So, he set out to revenge against the deadbeat man who put his family in so much trouble.
One night in Tennessee, Sue walked into a bar and, to his surprise, met his father playing poker with the locals.
Want to know what transpired?
Just play the song.
25. “Welcome To The Internet” by Bo Burnham
Welcome to the internet is a song about…well, the internet.
Bo Burnham talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the internet.
Let’s face it.
The worldwide web has changed humankind.
And the song’s lyrics seem too serious for a typical funny song.
26. “Subway System” by Jimothy Lacoste
Meet Jimothy Lacoste, the British rapper who’s become an unusual delight for everyone.
The music video is probably funnier than the song.
And it shows a young boy dancing to imaginary moves on a subway.
Is he a psycho?
Just a talented dancer showing off his skills?
Or probably just doing it for fun?
You be the judge after watching the 3-minute video.
27. “White Woman’s Instagram” by Bo Burnham
Another song from the American comedian, songwriter, and musician.
Many people view this song as a mockery of white girls.
But the actual meaning of the lyrics is the fake depiction of the perfect life on social media.
Even though Burnham has gone full stereotype in this song, any social media user would relate to the lyrics.
28. “Because I Got High” by Afroman
Every stoner can relate to the 2001 classic smoking weed song.
Afroman’s signature hit finds him lamenting at all the things he couldn’t do because he got high.
He’s too high to live a meaningful life.
And everything falls apart when his wife leaves him.
Afroman’s song has been featured in many movies, from The Perfect Score to Jay and Silent Bob Strike.
29. “The Loopholes” by Garfunkel and Oates
Are there loopholes in the Christian doctrine about premarital sex?
Staunch Christians will tell you there isn’t any.
But Garfunkel and Oates might have a contrary opinion.
And they reveal it in their controversial 2015 folk music when talking about alternatives to premarital sex.
Maybe they didn’t mean to offend anyone.
But the song was destined to receive heavy backlash around the world.
And it certainly did.
30. “Gangnam Style” by PSY
We can’t tell you what Psy is up to these days.
But we can tell you that his 2012 smash hit is one of the funniest songs ever.
“Gangnam Style” describes the lifestyle locals adopted in the wealthy Gangnam District of South Korea.
It’s still crazy how the song became a world-famous hit despite containing over 90% of Korean lyrics.
31. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of….)” by Lou Bega
The man in Lou Bega’s song lists all the women he’s somehow attracted to.
He starts with Angela, Pamela, Rita, and Sandra.
But he’d love a little bit of Monica, Erica, Tina, Mary, and Jessica.
The song is hilarious.
32. “Selfie” by Chainsmokers
This isn’t your typical funny song.
“Selfie” is a bounty party song about the selfish obsession with oneself and social media.
That’s why the Dj duo included a girly voice in the narration.
33. “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” by Monty Python
Life can be awful sometimes.
But you can always hope for better days.
The comedy song featured in the Life of Brian film has become a sing-along track in major events.
34. “You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd” by Roger Miller
This is a golden oldie in the list of the best funny songs.
Roger Miller might have risen to prominence with his 60s “King Of The Road” song.
But the 1965 country song cracks up his fans to date.
Here, Miller shares heartfelt life advice.
And these free tips will have you rolling on the floor laughing.
“You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd,” he begins.
“You can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage.”
“You can’t drive around with a tiger in your car.”
35. “Bobby Brown Goes Down” by Frank Zappa
The wealthy, misogynistic Bobby Brown in the song had a bright future until he met Freddie, a lesbian feminist.
Frank Zappa’s song was so controversial that it was banned from American radio stations.
36. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot
There’s no hidden meaning to Sir Mix-A-Lot’s rap song.
It is about those women with big butts.
And it turns out Sir Mix-A-Lot is one of those guys who love huge derrieres.
The music video aligns with the song’s lyrics.
37. “Axel F” by Crazy Frog
Everybody remembers “Axel F” as the instrumental theme song from the 1984 Beverly Hills Cop film.
It’s a world-famous hit that reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the UK Singles chart.
38. “We Like To Party” by Vengaboys
Everybody likes to party.
Just like the Eurodance Dutch group.
The song is a must-listen if you need a high-energy, funny song to light up your mood.
39. “Piss Up A Rope” by Ween
Ween has been around since the 80s.
And during this period, the band members have never lost their weird, quirky singing style.
“Piss Up A Rope” is a honky tonk song that lives up to the band’s quirky style.
Apparently, Dean Ween took the “Piss Up A Rope” phrase from his father and added the ridiculous lyrics to make it one of the funniest songs of all time.
The man in the song is visibly tired of his wife.
And he wants to end the marriage in a comical yet serious way.
40. “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” by Inner Circle
You don’t have to master this song’s lyrics to know it is one of the funniest tracks of all time.
But singing along to the simple lyrics will always have you giggling.
Logic implies that it is a sexual song.
And that’s clear in the lyrical content.
41. “Witch Doctor” by Cartoons
Cartoons’ song is a typical story of unrequited love.
And the narrator’s actions give the song a comical edge.
He seeks romantic advice from a witch doctor after the rejection.
So, what was the witch doctor’s advice?
He said, “Ooo eee, ooo ah ting tang/Walla walla, bing bang/Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang.”
We bet you’re just as confused as we were.
42. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
MC Hammer’s signature song is remembered for winning Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Rap Solo Performance.
What stands out most in this song is the funky beat.
And when you pair that with the memorable lyrics about Hammer’s musical skills, you have a great song to complement your playlist.
43. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Ras Jepsen
This is not the funniest song on this list.
But it surely brightens anyone’s mood.
Why not include it in the list to complete your playlist?
44. “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” by Gilbert & Sullivan
Here’s another golden oldie from the 80s era.
It is based on British military education, and the actors give it a comical edge by improvising the verses.
Here’s a taste of Gilbert & Sullivan’s composition.
“I’m very good at integral and differential calculus/I know the scientific names of beings animalculous/In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral.”
45. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio
There’s nothing quite like a funny song in a foreign language.
And “Macarena” is one such song that has traversed boundaries.
You don’t have to master Spanish because the lyrics are so good to sing along to.
And when it dawns on you that Macarena is a beautiful girl’s name, you will love the song even more.
Do we even need to remind you that this is one of the funniest songs to listen to with a dancing partner?
Best Funny Songs – Final Thoughts
So, when do we label a song funny?
Is it when it stands the test of time?
Or from its natural ability to crack you up every time you listen to it?
We think it’s a combination of both.
Funny songs are catchy, clever, and witty.
Some are insanely ridiculous.
But what all of them have in common is the natural ability to make anyone laugh.
Our list comprises 45 songs that will have you crack up all the time-not once but every time you listen.
So, enjoy your new playlist with a big smile on your face.