Funny Australian Songs
Music from Down Under: the Humorous Side of Australian Music
Do you like funny songs? Do you love the Australian accent? I'm sure you said "yes," so I know you are going to like the funny Australian songs I'll share with you here.
I lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years and loved the country and the people. They have a great sense of humor and a laid-back attitude towards life. "No worries, mate," was a phrase one heard often.
The music of Australia includes plenty of humorous tunes and novelty songs that reflects this attitude. Here's a sampling for your listening pleasure. I was privileged to hear some of it first-hand in Alice Springs where I lived. There was Ted Egan, Bloodwood and once a week, the folk music perfomances.
Feel free to hum along and laugh out loud at these offbeat, Aussie tunes. First you'll hear songs for the whole family, then there is a section of funny Australian songs for grown-ups, then at the end are funny Australian Christmas songs.
Looking for Funny Australian Christmas Songs? - They are towards the end of this web page
Ted Egan Was My First Experience with Humorous Australian Songs
I took this photo about 1990 or 1991 at his show near Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory. The beer box on the table is used like a drum for him to tap along with his singing.
His albums feature folk songs and songs that he writes himself. Some are quite funny.
Artists And Albums to Look For
- Slim Dusty has a number of albums. I think you'll like his Australian Bush Ballads And Old Time Songs.
- Dame Edith (very popular female impersonator) has a Songs of Australia album.
- John Williamson
- Kangaroos & Didgeridoos: Kid-Friendly Australian Songs & Stories
Old Man Emu Sung by John Williamson
Travel to Australia to Hear the Songs First Hand
Most Americans dream of taking a trip down under. While you're in Australia, make a point of taking in some music performances. You'll be glad you did.
Jump, Jump, Jump Like a Kangaroo - Fun Australian song for kids (and I like it a lot too)
I Love John Williamson's Songs
His voice is so smooth and mellow.
How Much Fun Did You Have Listening to These Australian Songs?
Vote in the poll
Funny Australian Christmas Songs
You'll recognize some of the tunes on these song parodies but Aussie Christmas have unique lyrics. There are many original songs from songwriters Down Under too.
The Australian Jingle Bells by Bucko and Champs
Clarifying Aussie Words or Slang in This Song
What It Means
trunk of the car
cattle dog or sheep dog
Bucko and Champs - Pretty Funny
These fellows have a great way with a song parody. They have a version of Frosty the Yobbo. You'll want to hear Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle also. Have fun singing along with the chorus.
You can find these on YouTube or get their album so you can listen anytime you want.
Bucko and Champs - Australian Christmas Album - Aussie Christmas With Bucko & Champs Volume 1 & 2
What Are Boomers?
For the next song, I'll clue you in that "boomers" is an adjective used for something large. In this case it means large kangaroos.
Six White Boomers - A Fun Song for the Kiddos
Christmas in Australia - The esky's full, the barbies hot...
If you'd like to read more about what Christmas is like in Australia, take a look at Christmas Down Under.
Learn More about Christmas in Australia
- The Australian Christmas Tree, Nuytsia floribunda, is a native of Southwest Australia, quite an extraordinary plant. It is the biggest parasitic plant in the world with an ingenious and efficient way of surviving.
- An Australian Christmas is a great tribute that includes a poem.
True Blue Aussie Christmas - Album available from Amazon
Christmas in Australia - This one is for the littlies
In case you need an interpreter, "littlies" is Australian-speak for "kids."
Sing Along with the Words on the Screen - Christmas in Australia
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