Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Funny Comedy songs of all time 2017, When it comes to top ten lists of songs, one of the least likely to stimulate arguments about genre disorientation is a list of the top 10 best funny comedy songs. Let’s face it: a song either is a comedy song or not. Now, admittedly, when it comes to whether a comedy song is funny or not is open to interpretation and, if you will, arguments galore. We shall leave that up to you. Frankly, these songs should be funny to anyone with any sense of humor. And whether you think they are funny or not, they definitely qualify as comedy songs.
- 10. A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash
- 9. Ralph Wiggum by The Bloodhound Gang
- 8. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah by Allan Sherman
- 7. Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates by The Aquabats
- 6. I’m a Mummy by Bob McFadden
- 5. Gitarzan by Ray Stevens
- 4. I Wan’na Be Like You by Louis Prima and Phil Harris
- 3. King Tut by Steve Martin
- 2. Sodium by Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo
- 1. The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic
Here we present the list of top 10 best Funny Comedy songs of all time 2017.
10. A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash
Today, of course, Johnny Cash’s ode to a boy with a girl’s name would not have nearly the same effect. Back then very few names crossed the gender divide…Sandy and Stacy were about the limit. All bets are off today and that is not even taking into consideration all the various boys and girls named Dakota. In the 1960’s, if you actually did come across a boy named Sue, chances are he would be one tough SOB because, after all, name a boy Sue and he’s either going to be the toughest kid on the block or a sissy. Which is the entire point of this very funny narrative tale.
9. Ralph Wiggum by The Bloodhound Gang
When your lyrics 90% quotes from Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons, how can you not make it onto the list of the top 10 best funny comedy songs of all time? What is especially satisfying about this song is that the Bloodhound Gang specializes in trying make funny songs out of bad words. No bad words here except for “boogers.” Which, of course, is always funny.
8. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah by Allan Sherman
Maybe the first really, super incredible popular comedy ever was Allan Sherman’s catchy little ditty about letter being written by a kid who was having a terrible time at summer camp. Of course, what makes this comedy song funny is not the scenario, but the pronunciation. This is not just any kid unhappy at summer camp. This is a New York kid unhappy at camp. By the way, just in case you did not know this, Allan Sherman was the voice of the Cat in the Hat in those original cartoons based upon the Dr. Seuss character.
7. Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates by The Aquabats
The Aquabats are one of the funniest bands of all time. They were created pretty much for the purpose of satirizing rock stars. Take your pick of any number of songs by the Aquabats and you won’t do wrong. This is one fun band and this narrative song of Captain Hampton and his strange and bizarre encounter with some nasty midget pirates is a not just a masterful storytelling, but bound to produce actual laughter.
6. I’m a Mummy by Bob McFadden
If you thought that “Monster Mash” was the ultimate Halloween novelty song, then you are wrong. Oh, don’t be alarmed, this not a diss of “Monster Mash.” Two songs can be great and funny. What makes “I’m a Mummy” funnier, however, is the voice work. Make sure you get the version where the Mummy has a sort of Droopy the Dog voice. At least one other version is out there without the Droopy the Dog voice and, well, it’s just not funny. Nor are any modern remakes.
5. Gitarzan by Ray Stevens
Some might prefer “The Streak” which is Ray Stevens classic comedy song about streaking. But, you know, that’s so….1970’s. Songs about streaking were funny in the 1970s, but much less so in the new millennium. Tarzan, on the other hand, is utterly timeless. Heck, there was a brand new Tarzan movie in 2016. “Gitarzan” is a parody song about Tarzan and Jane and the little monkey and it is very funny. Tarzan parodies are timeless, apparently.
4. I Wan’na Be Like You by Louis Prima and Phil Harris
The funniest song to be found in any Disney movie to date and quite like the funniest song to ever be found in any Disney movie. “I Wan’na Be Like” is about King Louie of the Apes and his desire to steal the secret of fire from man. Its Promethean subject of stealing fire belies the sheer unfathomably entertaining humor of the performance.
3. King Tut by Steve Martin
Steve Martin was the king of the world in the late 1970’s. The funniest man on the planet who sold out concert arenas for his stand-up the way that the Rolling Stones sold out concert arenas for their increasingly funny career. “King Tut” is nothing short of brilliant because it so very accurately sums up the consumer culture that transformed archaeology into something to be sold.
2. Sodium by Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo
You can’t have a list of the top 10 best funny comedy songs of all time without an entry from the Satellite of Love. Mike and the ‘bots from Mystery Science Theater 3000 created a number of memorably hilarious songs, but perhaps none is as funny as the song that is composed of just one word repeated over and over again. That word is “Sodium.” Just in case you couldn’t figure it out.
1. The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al has made a lot of parody songs, but “The Saga Begins” takes parody to a whole new level. The song pretty much is a narrative retelling of The Phantom Menace to the tune of “American Pie.” And in keeping with the brilliance that is “The Saga Begins” the parody is nearly as long as the album version of the song which was so long that the single split it into. The B-side of “American Pie” is actually the second half of the song that begins on the A-side. “The Saga Begins” dares to be more clever than the average Weird Al song and so never quite became as popular as his lesser efforts. Much like the Star Wars prequels.
Funny is funny. Comedy is funny. Sometimes comedy songs simply are not funny no matter how desperately they try. In fact, you can kind of smell desperation in some comedy songs. The songs on this list commit to the idea that nothing is funny like simplicity and elegance.