12 Hilarious Comedy Songs That Will Always Be Number One
Musical comedy is a hard trick to pull off. Usually the sight of some dickwad pulling out a guitar is met with groans and shaking of heads, and the reaction to them introducing a 'chucklesome little tune' is something akin to a room full of people attempting to chew their own faces off. It's an ugly business, yes indeed.
But like any business, there are amateurs and there are pros. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the pros. The professionals. The lucky buggers who were not only blessed with sharp wits and observant eyes, but also with the rare ability to hold a tune. When combined, they come up with some of the funniest songs ever comitted to tape. Or computer - who knows how this stuff works? Scientists don't even know. It's that sophisticated.
1. Bill Bailey - Love Song
Bill Bailey's show Part Troll is so rammed with contemporary classics, it was difficult to choose just one. But Love Song had to win by virtue of its own epicness.
2. Victoria Wood - The Ballad of Barry and Freda
RIP Victoria. The Ballad of Barry and Freda proves just what a genius she was, not that it needed proving.
3. Flight Of The Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Before the TV show, Flight of the Conchords leapt to fame with this live special. Featuring contemporary classics such as Albie the Racist Dragon and Business Time, there wasn't a teen alive in the 00s who didn't know all the words to this rap odyssey.
4. The Lonely Island - Threw It On The Ground
Even if you've never heard of The Lonely Island, you'll definitely have heard one of their songs. Dick In A Box, perhaps. Or maybe Jizz In My Pants. This song is neither of those two, but it's damn funny.
5. Sarah Silverman - I’m Fucking Matt Damon
Backstory: TV host Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman used to go out, but obviously broke up. So who does she move on with? Some actor that Jimmy just doesn't have time for.
6. "Weird Al" Yankovic - White & Nerdy
Honestly, it's impossible to just pick one Weird Al song. Go listen to them all, now.
7. Lil Dicky - Ex-Boyfriend
Is this guy for real? Is he? Seriously, is he? Dude's got a truly sickening flow, so one assumes he is, as they say, legitimate. Either way, it's funny shit.
8. Bo Burnham - Sad
God damn you, Bo Burnham. It wasn't enough to be a brilliant pianist and musician, you had to go and be funny too. Looks like someone went back for seconds from the talent trough, didn't they? And you got it all over your face, too.
9. Spinal Tap - Sex Farm
"Working on a sex farm, ploughing through your bean field." If that's not funny to you, don't even bother watching This Is Spinal Tap, because it's too good for the likes of you.
10. Tim Minchin - Prejudice
Wha... what is he talking about? He's not about to say that word is he? Oh god, he might be about to say that word. Tim. Tim, no!
11. Garfunkel and Oates - The Loophole
People say that anal sex is too easy a target. For comedy, that is. In all other walks of life, anal sex is generally regarded as... you know, let's not even get into it. Bit of a sore subject.
12. David Brent - Free Love Freeway
But wait, there's more! Order Free Love Freeway now and get Spaceman Came Down and The Serpent That Guards The Gates Of Hell free - don't wait!
Related: 11 Songs To Make Non-Prince Fans Realise They Were Prince Fans
11 Songs You Had No Idea That Prince Wrote
1 of 11
2 of 11
3 of 11
4 of 11
5 of 11
6 of 11
7 of 11
8 of 11
9 of 11
10 of 11
11 of 11
Related: Check Out These Comedians Before They Were Famous
Comedians Before They Were Famous
2 of 19
3 of 19
4 of 19
5 of 19
6 of 19
7 of 19
Avalon / Rex Features8 of 19
10 of 19
11 of 19
14 of 19
19 of 19
This Friends Clothing Line Caters To Superfans Only
I went to Minsk and all I got was this AMAZING T-shirt!
Randy Rainbow Rinses Trump With Hilarious 'Major-General' Parody
"He is the very model of a 'very stable' genius..."
A Giant Statue Of Jeff Goldblum Has Appeared In London And We're So Confused
Can you Goldblum-ieve it?! Sorry...
Wait, Primark's New Friends Range Includes Monica's Peephole
And Friends cookie jars. And blankets. And PILLOWS!
Twitter Users Name The Goddamn Cringiest Movies They Can't Help But Adore
Pierce Brosnan... singing. Unforgivable.
This Maid Of Honour Stole The Wedding With Her Version Of The Fresh Prince Rap
8 Amazing Facts We Learned From Murr's Reddit AMA
Fame, friends, and romance, ooh la la!
The Absolute Funniest Reactions To Donald Trump's UK Visit
Zach Braff: "Holy f*ck, they hate him so much."
Why 10 Things I Hate About You Is The Best Film Of All Time
Twitter says so. So, there.
UK Summer 2018 Festivals You Don't Want To Miss
We want to visit ALL OF THEM.
Everything We Know About The Impractical Jokers Movie So Far
We want to see it NOW.
Only Super Fans Will Understand This Amazing New Range of Friends Dolls
Featuring Monica's Bahamas braids AND the turkey head!
Fix Your Heartbreak By Watching This Unstoppable Lemon Roll Down A Hill
The nation is gripped.
Experts Monitored Rick & Morty Fan's Typical Viewing Habits And Wow, Just Wow
Own up, who binge-watches each new series in ONE DAY?
Sitcom Writers Reveal What Your Fave TV Characters Are Doing In 2018
Rachel and Ross ARE still together... but what about Gavin & Stacey?
The Best Upcoming Animated Films Of 2018 You Don't Want To Miss
Grab your diaries, you NEED to see these.
9 Reasons To Be Completely In Love With England Right Now
Seriously, is this the best summer or WHAT?
25 Super Weird, Crazy Fun Things To Do In London
Come sniff Amy Winehouse's poo. We dare you.
Primark Is Selling Friends Bedding And Could We BE More Excited?
Where better to master the hug 'n' roll?
Matt LeBlanc Just Found Out That Monica Was Supposed To End Up With Joey & He Sounds Confused AF
Could he BE more freaked out?