Laughter is good for the soul, just like music. So it's no wonder that comedy and music fit quite well together. Today we give you fifteen funny tunes from all ages and all genres. Well, not ALL genres, that would be impossible. Come to think of it, ALL times would be quite difficult to. Oh well, forget about this intro. Let's just enjoy these tunes...
Let's kick off with an absolute classic. This song has been covered a lot, including versions by Butcher Babies and Neuroticfish. The band itself made some awesome variations too. However, this is the one that started it all. As a little bonus, check out this song by Lieutenant Pigeon and try to decide if one influenced the other. (click here)
Mucky Pup have always been making funny and light hearted hard core tunes. Back in the days, I loved the whole 'A Boy In A Man's World' album. I used to ride my bike to school with this one loud in a walkman.
Nick Mason was the drummer for Pink Floyd but he also made a few solo efforts, including 'Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports' where Nick explores the absurd.
Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie made this classic rap parody in 2009. Don't ask me why.
Of course, Weird Al deserves a spot on this list but for once, let's not pick his classics like, 'Eat It', or 'Fat'. Enjoy Weird Al's tip for tin foil...
Axe wielding black metal artists and a vegan lifestyle don't often seem to go hand in hand but this guy is both hilarious and educational, in a culinary kind of way. In epic black metal style, he guides you through some delicious vegan recipes. Bon appetit...
Speaking of black metal, the genre can often be pretty funny too. I mean, who takes Immortal serious? Or how about Impaled Northern Moonforest, the one-off black metal parody of Anal Cunt members Josh Martin and Seth Putnam.
Fact: you don't know comedy if you don't know Monty Python.
If you're having a bad day, just play this song by Australian comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson.
Since we're adding comedians here, let's throw in Belgium's greatest. Urbanus wrote this tune way back in the eighties. A few years ago, he performed it with Belgian rockers De Fanfaar.
British electronica producer Mr. Scruff also like a decent slab of absurdity once in awhile. Just listen to these lyrics.
We could throw in quite a lot of songs from the hilarious oeuvre of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, including heaps of South Park tunes. But this one still gets me rolling on the floor laughing each time.
Usually, the world of dark industrial isn't known for its sense of humor (although most other people see those cybergoths as modern clowns). Yet, once in a while a song appeared that made us chuckle, and this one by Eisenfunk certainly does.
Speaking about funny electro, how about this smash hit by Germans And One. Guess what they are singing about in this nice, clean tune...
Belgian Asociality - Den Afwas
This past week, I've been seeing a lot of people posting a video that said "A metal song about cereal???". Well, amateurs, here is one about doing the dishes, and while you're at it, check out the whole Belgian Asociality catalogue. They're funny as hell...