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Dedication #8: It is teh funny

This is actually a part of another dedicated post (the depressing songs) but we'll still call it number eight for continuity purposes. Perhaps the author of the request meant funny as in that song about going to camp and not liking it but then liking it in the end, but that's not what I think of because frankly, I find that song really irritating. So perhaps we should say humorous songs, as in songs that make me feel naughty for giggling at them. I could have just dipped right into the Anal C*nt catalog, but there's funny and there's offensive, and sometimes I don't know the difference between the two, but you do and singing about Hitler listening to Morrissey might not be exactly what you're looking to find here. * Bloodhound Gang - Three Point One Four. Also known as Vagina. Why? Because it's about....vaginas! I need to find a new vagina, Any kind of new vagina, It's hard to rhyme a word like vagina, Calvin Klein? Kinda.. North Carolina They even throw in NOFX and Janeane Garafalo. That's talent, man! Rest of the lyrics here. And remember: BHG is the antidote to everything. * Nerf Herder - Van Halen. (Nerf Herder is also responsible for Pantera Fans in Love and Doing Laundry, both of which would be on this list if it were longer) This song is not only humorous, but it speaks to me. Is this what you wanted, Sammy Hagar? Sammy Hagar, is this what you wanted, man? Dave lost his hairline but you lost your cool buddy Can't drive 55 I'll never buy your lousy records again Again, again, again, never again It's funny, I laugh. And then I cry. * Anthrax - I'm the Man (1987 version) Ok, so you're drunk on some really cheap tequila and you're in some dank bar celebrating your birthday and you're thinking, dam I'm 25 and all my friends are getting married and having kids and how fucking depressing is that I'm getting so old, and then someone drags you out of the bar and you're sitting in '78 Camaro with some people who you really don't know but you're pretty sure you know them from college and one of them pops in a cassette (you always pop in a cassette, you know. You don't put it in, or insert it, you pop it) and this song comes on. And then you're giggling like someone just told a slew of fart jokes and you walk around for the next twenty plus years saying things like Point! Point! Watch the Beat! God, I love Anthrax. Ok, that's only three, but I'm tired and frustrated because I know I uploaded these three songs, but they don't seem to be here. While I go upload, you can come up with a few more, ok? Thanks.

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I'm the man.

I'm the man.

I'm so bad, I should be in detention.

Didn't someone say Oingo Boingo depresses his wife in the last one? I don't get that. I think "Little Girls" is hysterical, in a really sick way. And "Only a Lad" has one of my favorite verses ever:

The teachers didn't understand, they kicked him out of school
At a tender early age just because
He didn't want to learn things
Had other interests--
He liked to burn things

And "I Used to Love Her" by Guns and Roses, before I got sick of it.

You've got "I'm The Man" but you don't have "Milk (Ode to Billy)"?

I woke up, can't wait to eat
Got my cereal, boy I was beat
Opened the fridge, and to my dismay
There was no milk, my mother will pay

I don't even like Anthrax, but I love this song.

Whenever I hear "Detachable Penis", I get all Beavis and Butthead.

I haven't gotten around to buying a Tenacious D album, but what I've heard so far is funny. It's hard to think of funny songs done by real musicians. I'm sure you could come up with a lot that were part of comedy TV shows.

I do laugh at that R Kelly song thanks to Dave Chappelle. "Gimme some of that poo, poo. Gimme some of that pee, pee."

I LOVE bloodhound gang.

Of course you have to add They Might Be Giants to any list of funny songs. It hardly matters which song, any one will seem funny on the right day.

For some reason Talking Heads "Born Under Punches" strikes me as funny. It has irony, timing, deep implications and a bit of Spike Jones to it. "Drowning can not hurt a man. Fire can not hurt a man. (not a government man)."

Also a surprise song, (but not as funny as "Vagina") is Bjork's "Fucking in Rythm and Sorrow" Bjork is so sweet.

Taking Heads in general I should add.

There's just something comic to their timing.

In sly digs at the industry you have Veteran Cosmic Rocker by Ray Thomas.

The lights go down, The stage is set,
The man in the wings breaks out in sweat.
A backstage joker spiked his coke,
While the dressing room was full of smoke. A crowd of fools got him high,
He's afraid he's gonna die,
He's the apple of their eye,
He's the veteran cosmic rocker!

Or his Legend of a Mind for the "Right over their heads" crowd

Along the coast, You'll hear them boast,
'Bout a light they say that shines so clear.
So raise you glass, we'll drink a toast,
To the little man who sells you thrills along the pier.

Hitler was a sensitive man.

(hey, you brought it up :P)

I so agree with The Bloodhound Gang. Lots of good stuff- I'm partial to "The Bad Touch", though.

"And then we'll do it doggie style so we can both watch X-files" Who else could throw in "Texas Drought" and Lyle Lovitt in a song with that phrase?

Mojo Nixon. "Debbie Gibson is Pregnant, With my Two-Headed Love Child". "Don Henley Must Die". Too bad he's calling it quits.

My favorite though, is one I used to do in a cover band. When we needed to get the momentum going, we'd play "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC. Never Failed.

So Michele I assume you have pre-ordered their DVD then? BTW do you prefer-Belladona Anthrax or Bush or not mind.

"I Respect Your Feelings as a Woman and a Human."

"(Let's Go) Smoke Some Pot" by Dash Rip Rock is pretty damn funny. (Everybody solo!)

And everything, saving perhaps 2 or 3 songs, by Sloppy Seconds. "Human Waste", especially.

Anything by Electric Six. They're hilarious, and still fun to listen to long after the joke's sunk in.

And that song by the Streets that's a debate between an alcoholic and a pothead, can't remember the name.

The Irony of it all - The Streets