Funny Songs

There are tons of funny songs out there on the Internet, and on all imaginable subjects.

Here are just a few including funny songs about tech, cars, cat, and a giant ball of twine.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is an American Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter that often writes satire, parody, and humorous songs.

One of his song is The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, which you can hear it on Amazon or read its lyrics on MetroLyrics.com. There are quite a many videos with that song on YouTube. Here is one where he performs the song ...

MP3 on Amazon

The Essential Weird Al Yankovic
The Essential Weird Al Yankovic

Album containing the song "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"

 

"The Biggest Ball of Twine In Minnesota"

You guessed it, the song centers on the theme of a family going to Minnesota to see the biggest ball of twine there.

They go in a 1953 DeSoto. Along the way they picked up a foul-smelling hitch-hiker named Bernie and had multiple stops for pickled wieners. After three days, they finally arrived and saw with "unbelieving eyes" the biggest ball of twine in minnesota at 7:37 Wednesday evening just "As the sun was setting in the Minnesota sky".

In regards to "the twenty-one thousand, one hundred forty pounds of string", questions came to mind such as ...

"Why did he build it? How did he do it? It's anybody's guess
Where did he get the twine? What was goin' though his mind?
Did it just seem like a good idea at the time?"

As you can see, this song rhymes. The song can be found in the album "The Essential Weird Al Yankovic" and can be purchased individually or with the whole album on Amazon.

Jonathon Coulton

Jonathon Coulton is another person who writes humorous songs. One of his more well known (at least in the software industry) is a song called Code Monkey about a computer programmer working at the office who had a liking for a girl.

Although Coulton says that this song is not autobiographical [reference], Coulton used to do programming himself.

You can hear more of his songs, purchase, and download them on his website JonathonCoulton.com.

Again, you can find plenty videos on YouTube featuring the song Code Monkey, including the below video animation that won Best in Show at Animazement 2007 and a finalist at Anime Expo 2007 AMV Contest.

Funny tech related songs

There is a video on Ted.com in which David Pogue gives a humorous talk about why people like simplicity. But within his talk he does a funny song about tech support. And there is a funny “Bill Gates Song” as well as one song about Steve Jobs.

Speaking of tech, there is a funny song about "Apple and Google and Gold". Apple being the computer maker of the Macintosh, iPad, and iPhones -- not apple as in the fruit. It is about how one can be rich if one had bought Apple, Google, and gold stocks.

Funny songs involving cars

The site Beethoven's Wig featuring Richard Perlmutter has some funny songs in their Beethoven's Wig albums.

Take a listen to the song titled "Beep Beep Beep" in the album Beethoven's Wig 4. It is played in the tune of Moonlight Sonata and is about a car stopped at a red traffic light with other cars honking.

Speaking of funny songs involving cars, Car Talk: Car Tunes is an album compilation of various artists of often funny songs related to cars.

Song on Amazon

The Folkways Years, 1944-1961
The Folkways Years, 1944-1961

Album containing the song "The Cat Came Back"

 

Funny song involving a cat

This song is about Mr. Johnson trying to get rid of a cat. He "Tried everything he knew" including putting the cat on a boat up the river, using dynamite, having a trunk run over the cat in the crate on route 66, putting it in a meat grinder, and even putting the cat in a balloon to the moon. But ever time, the "cat came back, the very next day".

You can hear Cisco Houston perform the song on YouTube. The lyrics are here.

The song is in the Cisco Houston's album The Folkways Years, 1944-1961 You can purchase the whole album or just the song on Amazon.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I've heard the funny songs of Weird Al Yankovic but the others mentioned here are new to me. These amusing lyrics and simple tunes are always a good emollient against the daily irritants. Thanks for sharing this collection!


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BlissfulWriter 4 years ago Author

There are many other funny songs out there, I'll try to add more in the future as I find them.

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