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45 of the Funniest Song Titles

These song titles will definitely make you laugh.

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1. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” by Joe DiPietro

From the eponymous musical comedy, this song mirrors a sentiment that so many people express to their partners, with the lyrics “Find Someone to love / Someone you think is perfect / And spend the rest of your life trying to change them.” 

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2. “I’ve Got all This Ringing in my Ears and None on My Fingers” by Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is famous for their overwrought titles and funny songs, and this one off the album Infinity on High is no exception.

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3. “They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!” by Sufjan Stevens

This Sufjan Stevens song, off the album Illionoise is a perfect example of Stevens’ absurdist style of songwriting. Either that or this song title is just trying to warn us about the undead.

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4. “Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (again)”by Wilco

Apparently, not even punctuation can stand in Wilco’s way. This funny song title doesn’t sound comical when heard out loud, but the clever punctuation use (or lack thereof) is enough to make a music fan chuckle. On the flip side, we corrected the grammar in these songs and made them way worse. 

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5. “I’m So Miserable Without You, It’s Just Like Having You Around” by Billy Walker

This funny song title reminds us that sometimes you just can’t win.

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6. “I’m Full of Steak, and Cannot Dance” by Sidney Gish

This song title is descriptive of far too many nights out, wedding parties, sweet sixteens, and bat mitzvahs. Being full of food and totally incompetent at dancing hits a little too close to home for most of us. The lyrics don’t have much to do with the song title, but they are just as clever—Sidney Gish is an expert at writing funny songs.

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7. “Drop Kick Me Jesus (Through the Goal Posts of Life)” by Bobby Bare

This song takes “Jesus, take the wheel” to a whole new level.

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8. “My Lucky Pants Failed Me Again” by Tom Rosenthal

Putting your faith in a lucky pair of pants doesn’t seem like a good idea, but Rosenthal lists other superstitious habits throughout his song like knocking on wood, “thanking your lucky stars,” and not walking under ladders.

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9. “Let’s Generalize About Men” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Full of contradictions, jokes, and irony, this funny song from the musical comedy show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has lyrics like “Let’s not distinguish between men at all / Let’s just drink a lot more alcohol / And then high-five each other / As we make a bunch of blanket statements.” Don’t miss these movies with the best soundtracks.

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10. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by The Beatles

Lyrics don’t get much sillier than “Ob la di, ob la da, life goes on, bra.” The funniest part about this nonsensical song is that it spent time on the Billboard Top 100.

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11. “I Like (the idea of) You” by Tessa Violet

A love song without all of the commitment, this tune may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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12. “Please Don’t Tell My Father That I Used His 1996 Honda Accord to Destroy the Town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in 2002” by Pet Symmetry

What’s the statute of limitations on destroying a town? We’re not sure, but with one cursory Google search, we were able to deduce that the town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, is not in fact destroyed. This lyricist who wrote this song seems to be in the clear.

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13. “Get Your Tongue Out of Your Mouth Because I’m Kissing You Goodbye” by Ray Stevens

No one does funny songs like country musicians; this one just happens to be a little more heartbreaking than the usual ballads.

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14. “If You Won’t Be My Number One, Number Two on You” by Roger Miller

Crass, but effective. This is one of those funny songs that sure gets the point across.

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15. “In Heaven, There Is No Beer” by Frank Yankovic

We’re unsure if there’s any theological backing to this song title, but it’s an apt name for a tune that encourages its listeners to keep on drinking.

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16. “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago” by Norman Greenbaum

We don’t know what this aubergine has against the windy city, but this absurd song has some pretty great lyrics: “You’d better watch out for the eggplant that ate Chicago,” sings Dr. West’s Medicine Show and the Junk Band, “For he may eat your city soon/ You’d better watch out for the eggplant that ate Chicago / If he’s still hungry, the whole country’s doomed.”

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17. “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd” by Roger Miller

We’re not sure if rollerskating in a Buffalo Herd is physically impossible, but as this funny song dictates, you certainly shouldn’t do it.

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18. “MMMBop” by Hanson

Mmmbop,” sing the Hanson brothers, decked out in their late-nineties baggy jeans. “Plant a flower, plant a rose… In an mmmbop they’re gone/ in an mmmbop they’re not there.” According to the Hansons, an “mmmbop” is a unit of time.

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19. “Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends” by Fall Out Boy

If title wordplay were an Olympic sport, Fall Out Boy would be the reigning champion of titling funny songs.

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20. “Who Wrote Holden Caulfield” by Green Day

When writing a song that’s painstakingly produced and distributed by a record label, you’d think you could take the time to find out who wrote the Catcher in the Rye. However, this song was written in 1991, before the advent of Google. Maybe Billie Joe Armstrong was genuinely asking his listeners for help.

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21. “Girls Just Want to Have Lunch” by Weird Al

“They’re always in the mood for something to munch,” sings Weird Al, “Oh, girls, they wanna have lunch!”

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22. “The Yodeling Veterinarian of the Alps” from Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales has a lot of funny songs that even adults enjoy, but this song is performed by an ensemble of animated, yodeling vegetables. Enough said.

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23. “The World’s Greatest Bowler Is the World’s Worst Anything Else” by Panucci’s Pizza

This song title demonstrates that you truly can’t have it all.

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24. “End Creditouilles” from Ratatouille

Composer Michael Giacchino is famous for his work on the Toy Story, Up, and the new Jurassic Park soundtracks and he is excellent at making classical compositions into funny songs like this, with just the titles alone. Some other great ones include “Iguana be Kidding Me,” and “Ewe Fell for It” from Zootopia.

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25. “Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars” by Weird Al

“They came in UFOs shaped just like Cuban cigars / Man oh man, you oughta hear ’em squeal / Now the whole wide world is their exercise wheel.” A list of funny songs would not be complete without a tribute to Weird Al.

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26. “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland

You might remember this song from the 2006 Yoplait yogurt commercial, but it actually came out in 1960!

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27. “God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You” by N’Sync

With his ramen-noodle like hair, Justin Timberlake sang this beautiful ballad about love. Despite all of this, the title paints a funny visual.

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28. “I Did Something Weird Last Night” by Jeff Rosenstock

This confessional title is full of intrigue; funny because of its ambiguity. Most new songs tell you exactly what they’re about, like having hips that don’t lie, unless they’re one of these songs with lyrics that don’t mean what you think they mean.

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29. “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” by The Police

“De do do do, de da da da / that’s all I want to say to you,” sings Sting. And he’s being honest. He really doesn’t say much else.

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30. “Flying Microtonal Banana” by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

An silly song title by a band with a silly name, this tune is surprisingly great. It has no lyrics, but a lot of layered instruments and some interesting vocals.

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31. “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party” by Courtney Barnett

Barnett sings “I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home,” the anthem of combination introvert/extroverts (otherwise known as ambiverts) across the globe.

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32. “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self Confidence” by Courtney Barnett

Barnett hits home again with this song title, which doesn’t even pretend to be an uplifting tune. However, this song has got a catchy rhythm to it.

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33. “Sing Me a Song with Social Significance” by Harold Rome

This song is the lament of a singer who’s fed up with “ditties romantic,” the “stars above,” and “moon songs and June songs.”

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34. “ZZZZZZZZ” by Vulfpeck, from the album Sleepify

In 2014, the band Vulfpeck had the bright idea of releasing a ten-track album of pure silence on Spotify in order to fund an upcoming tour. They called it Sleepify. The band encouraged their listeners to stream the “songs” in their sleep, and with these listeners, they earned $20,000 in streaming revenue before Spotify eventually removed the album. They used the money to fund a free nationwide tour for their fans. Vulfpeck has some actual funny songs, too; they love to include humor in their music.

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35. “The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!” by Sufjan Stevens

Stevens enjoys writing beautiful, lilting songs with flowery lyrics, and naming them with ridiculous titles such as this one. He doesn’t usually write funny songs, but with his titles, he likes to pretend that he does.

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36. “You Know When the Trojans Got That Horse and They Were Like, Yeah This Is Totally a Gift? That’s How Sure I Am” by Panucci’s Pizza

This is one of those long song titles that is the enemy of the Google Search tool. However, this funny song title belongs to a fairly unironic acoustic song about love and growing up.

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37. “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” by Frank Zappa

This song advice is up there in importance with “don’t put metal in the microwave,” and “stop, drop, and roll.”

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38. “Don’t Blame the World, It’s the DJ’s Fault” by Cobra Starship

This song yearns for a simpler world; one where all of our issues can be blamed on the person behind the turntable, wearing shades and comically large headphones.

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39. “A Detailed and Poetic Physical Threat to the Person Who Intentionally Vandalized by 1994 Dodge Intrepid Behind Kate’s Apartment” by Pet Symmetry

This band does not beat around the bush with their song title.

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40. “Let’s Face It, Pal, You Don’t Need That Eye Surgery” by Don Caballero

Consider sending this aggressive jam song to a buddy who should save some money and try contacts instead.

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41. “Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas” by John Denver

In a new age, this song sounds slightly sadder than it is funny. Sung from the perspective of an eight-year-old who doesn’t want to see his mother cry, the title is more comical without context. These are the best-ever Christmas songs, ranked.

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42. “Joy Division Oven Gloves” by Half Man Half Biscuit

Joy Divisions “Unknown Pleasures” album cover (the cover with the black background and white mountains, you know the one) has become so ubiquitous in clothing and design trends that it would not be a surprise to find Joy Division oven gloves. This song by Half Man Half Biscuit imagines a world in which they exist.

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43. “Don’t You Know How Busy and Important I Am?” by Tom Rosenthal

Send this song to impatient colleagues who can’t wait a day for a reply to an email, or your well-meaning friend who always tries to Facetime you without warning.

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44. “Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane)” by The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys’ sense of whimsy is stronger than ever in this song that imagines a carnival on an airplane, with lyrics like “Peepin’ and a-hidin’ in and out of the cloud/ the leader lost a hanky wavin’ down at the crowd.”

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45. “If You Love Someone, Set Them on Fire” by Dead Milkmen

We sincerely hope this band does not start an advice column with this song. If you think these are funny songs, then get a load of these songs that were almost ruined with their original lyrics.

Dani Walpole
Dani Walpole is an Editorial Intern at Reader's Digest. She is a senior at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she is completing her degrees in Digital Media Production and English: Creative Writing. At SUNY, she works for WFNP 88.7 and writes for The New Paltz Oracle and The Teller Magazine. She is passionate about travel, rock music, and being employed after graduation.