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   The Gold Standard
   Song List appears
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   The Gold Standard
   Song List appears
   throughout

   How Music REALLY
   Works!, 2nd Ed.

  
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Top


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   The Gold Standard
   Song List appears
   throughout

   How Music REALLY
   Works!, 2nd Ed.

  
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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117 Funny (More or Less) Gold
Standard
Songs

  • Why 117 funny songs? Why not some nice, round number such as 100 or 200?
     

  • Because 117 is a funny number. You can divide it by 39, which was Jack Benny's age for the last 40 or 41 years of his life, approximately. You can also divide 117 by 13, which some people find terribly funny and/or scary.     
       

  • Another funny thing (sort of): Some of these songs appear on the "bad" song list and others appear on the children's song list.
     

  • Also, many would consider quite a few of these songs to be offensive.
      

  • The Gold Standard Song List contains quite a lot more funny songs than these, but you will have to find them yourself.
      

YR

 SONG TITLE  GENRE  SONGWRITER(S)

1967

Alice's Restaurant Massacree

Folk/Roots

Guthrie, Arlo; REC: Arlo Guthrie

1979

All Things Dull And Ugly

Musical/Film

Idle, Eric/Traditional; REC: Monty Python; Eric Idle

1979

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

Musical/Film

Idle, Eric; REC: Monty Python; Eric Idle; Bruce Cockburn; Art Garfunkel

1946

Anything You Can Do

Musical/Film

Berlin, Irving; REC: Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton; Betty Hutton & Howard Keel

1997

Barbie Girl

Dance/ Electronica

Dif, R., Norreen, C., Nystrom, L., & Rasted, S.; REC: Velva Blu; Aqua

1984

Be In My Video

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa

1990

Be My Yoko Ono

Rock/Pop

Page, S., & Robertson, E.; REC: The Barenaked Ladies

1999

Big Hat, No Cattle

Country/ Bluegrass

Newman, Randy; REC: Randy Newman; The Bellamy Brothers

1991

Big Ol' Goofy World

Folk/Roots

Prine, John; REC: John Prine

1930

Blood On The Saddle

Country/ Bluegrass

Cheetham, Everett; REC: Tex Ritter

1968

Boy Named Sue, A

Country/ Bluegrass

Silverstein, Shel; REC: Johnny Cash

1967

Brown Shoes Don't Make It

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1967

Call Any Vegetable

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1997

Carrot Juice Is Murder

Folk/Roots

Arrogant Worms, The; REC: The Arrogant Worms

1979

Catholic Girls

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa

1959

Charlie Brown

R & B/Soul

Leiber, J., & Stoller, M.; REC: The Coasters

1964

Chug-A-Lug

Country/ Bluegrass

Miller, Roger; REC: Roger Miller

1964

Dang Me

Country/ Bluegrass

Miller, Roger; REC: Roger Miller

1995

Darn Folksinger

Folk/Roots

Snider, Bob; REC: Bob Snider

1973

Dear Abby

Folk/Roots

Prine, John; REC: John Prine

1942

Der Fuehrer's Face

Musical/Film

Wallace, Oliver; REC: Spike Jones

1973

Dinah-Moe Humm

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1975

Don't Bogart That Joint

Rock/Pop

Ingber, E., & Wagner, L.; REC: Little Feat

1996

Don't Touch My Hat

Country/ Bluegrass

Lovett, Lyle; REC: Lyle Lovett

1988

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Rock/Pop

McFerrin, Bobby; REC: Bobby McFerrin

1976

Dropkick Me Jesus (Through The Goalposts Of Life)

Country/ Bluegrass

Craft, Paul; REC: Bobby Bare

1959

Elements, The

Musical/Film

Lehrer, T., & Sullivan, A.; REC: Tom Lehrer

1975

Emotional Weather Report

Jazz

Waits, Tom; REC: Tom Waits

1983

Every Sperm Is Sacred

Musical/Film

Jones, T., & Palin, M.; REC: Monty Python

1989

Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog

Folk/Roots

Siberry, Jane; REC: Jane Siberry

1943

Farmer And The Cowman, The

Musical/Film

Rodgers, R., & Hammerstein, II, O.; REC: John Raitt & Florence Henderson; Gordon MacRae

1980

Fish Heads

Rock/Pop

Barnes, Artie; REC: Barnes & Barnes; Wild Man Fischer

1983

Galaxy Song, The

Musical/Film

Idle, E., & Duprez, J.; REC: Monty Python; Clint Black; Eric Idle; Jane Voss

1926

Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?

Jazz

Turk, R., Smith, J., & Pinkard, M.; REC: April Stevens

1959

Gimme That Wine

Jazz

Hendricks, Jon; REC: Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross; Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Creek Bend; Jim Porcella; Sixth Wave; Lew London

1971

Give Me Back My Wig

Blues

Taylor, Hound Dog; REC: Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers; Stevie Ray Vaughan

1986

Gotta Get Me Moose, B'y

Folk/Roots

Blackmore, K., & Johnson, R.; REC: Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers

1990

Humpty Dance, The

Hip-Hop

Shock-G; REC: Digital Underground

1993

I Feel Lucky

Country/ Bluegrass

Carpenter, M. C., & Schlitz, D.; REC: Mary Chapin Carpenter

1952

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Folk/Roots

Mills, A., & Bonne, R.; REC: Alan Mills

1972

I Like Chinese

Musical/Film

Idle, Eric; REC: Monty Python; Eric Idle

1966

I Love Onions

Folk/Roots

Cochran, D., & Hill, J.; REC: Susan Christie

1939

I Went To A Marvelous Party (aka I've Been To A Marvelous Party)

Musical/Film

Coward, Noel; REC: Noel Coward; Beatrice Lillie

1992

If I Had A Million Dollars

Rock/Pop

Page, S., & Robertson, E.; REC: The Barenaked Ladies

1950

If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake

Musical/Film

Hoffman, A., Merrill, B., & Watts, C.; REC: Eileen Barton; Georgia Gibbs; Ethel Merman & Ray Bolger; Bing Crosby

1939

If I Only Had A Brain

Musical/Film

Arlen, H., & Harburg, E. Y.; REC: Ray Bolger; Harry Connick, Jr.; Julie Lavender

1971

Illegal Smile

Folk/Roots

Prine, John; REC: John Prine

1936

I'm An Old Cow Hand From The Rio Grande

Country/ Bluegrass

Mercer, Johnny; REC: Roy Rogers; Bing Crosby; Patsy Montana; Sonny Rollins

1948

I'm My Own Grandpa

Country/ Bluegrass

Latham, D., & Jaffe, M.; REC: Ray Stevens; Lonzo & Oscar; Homer & Jethro

1992

I'm Too Sexy

Rock/Pop

Fairbrass, F., Fairbrass, R., & Manzoli, R.; REC: Right Said Fred

1966

It Can't Happen Here

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1997

Jesus' Brother Bob

Folk/Roots

Arrogant Worms, The; REC: The Arrogant Worms

1976

Junk Food Junkie

Rock/Pop

Groce, Larry; REC: Larry Groce

1994

King Of Spain, The

Rock/Pop

Moxy Fruvous; REC: Moxy Fruvous

1990

Leonard Cohen's Never Gonna Bring My Groceries In

Folk/Roots

White, Nancy; REC: Nancy White

1966

Leopardskin Pillbox Hat

Blues

Dylan, Bob; REC: Bob Dylan

1928

Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)

Jazz

Porter, Cole; REC: Frank Sinatra; Billie Holiday; Bing Crosby & The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra; Noel Coward; Peggy Lee; Eartha Kitt

1964

Little Boxes

Folk/Roots

Reynolds, Melvina; REC: Pete Seeger; Melvina Reynolds

1968

Loving You Has Made Me Bananas

Rock/Pop

Marks, Guy; REC: Guy Marks

1969

Lumberjack Song, The

Musical/Film

Jones, T., Palin, M., & Tomlinson, F.; REC: Monty Python

1939

Lydia, The Tattooed Lady

Musical/Film

Arlen, H., & Harburg, E. Y.; REC: Groucho Marx; Benjamin Sears; The Muppets; Bobby Short; Julie Wilson

1946

Mail Myself To You

Folk/Roots

Guthrie, Woody; REC: Woody Guthrie

1943

Mairzy Doats

Musical/Film

Livingston, J., Hoffman, A., & Drake, M.; REC: The Merry Macs; Burl Ives; Spike Jones

1928

Makin' Whoopee

Jazz

Donaldson, W., & Kahn, G.; REC: Eddie Cantor; Ray Charles; Barney Kessel; Rahsaan Roland Kirk; Branford Marsalis

1970

Mama Told Me Not To Come

Rock/Pop

Newman, Randy; REC: Randy Newman

1988

Mona Lisa

Hip-Hop

Slick Rick; REC: Slick Rick

1960

Mr. Custer (aka Please, Mr. Custer)

Rock/Pop

Darian, F., De Lory, A., & VanWinkle, J.; REC: Larry Verne

1993

Mr. Duality

Jazz

Greene, Richard; REC: The Bobs

1935

Mrs. Worthington (Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage)

Musical/Film

Coward, Noel; REC: Noel Coward

1981

My Attorney Bernie

Jazz

Frishberg, David; REC: Blossom Dearie; David Frishberg; James Naughton; Genie Grant; Pat Donohue

1969

My Pal Foot Foot

Jazz

Wiggin, Dorothy; REC: The Shaggs

1968

My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe

Rock/Pop

Stanshall, Viv; REC: Bonzo Dog Band

1966

My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died

Country/ Bluegrass

Miller, Roger; REC: Roger Miller

1977

Orgasm Addict

Rock/Pop

Devoto, H., & Shelley, P.; REC: Buzzcocks

1983

Penis Song, The (Not The Noel Coward Song)

Musical/Film

Idle, Eric; REC: Monty Python; Eric Idle

1967

Plastic Jesus

Folk/Roots

Cromarty, G., & Marrs, E.; REC: The Flaming Lips; Dead Kennedys; Billy Idol

1967

Plastic People

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1973

Please Don't Bury Me

Folk/Roots

Prine, John; REC: John Prine

1959

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park

Musical/Film

Lehrer, Tom; REC: Tom Lehrer

1973

Ride 'Em Jewboy

Country/ Bluegrass

Friedman, Kinky; REC: Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys; Willie Nelson; Billy Joe Shaver

1980

Rodeo Song, The

Country/ Bluegrass

Delorme, Gaye; REC: Gerry Lee & Showdown; Ray Pasnen

1990

Sensitive New Age Guys

Folk/Roots

Lavin, C., & Gorka, J.; REC: Christine Lavin

1993

She Don't Use Jelly

Rock/Pop

Flaming Lips, The; REC: The Flaming Lips

1978

Short People

Rock/Pop

Newman, Randy; REC: Randy Newman

1973

Sit On My Face

Musical/Film

Idle, E., & Parr-Davies, H.; REC: Monty Python; Eric Idle

1947

Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette

Folk/Roots

Travis, M., & Williams, T.; REC: Tex Williams; Asleep At the Wheel; Willie Nelson

1970

Spam Song, The (aka Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam)

Musical/Film

Jones, T., Palin, M., & Tomlinson, F.; REC: Monty Python

1968

Springtime For Hitler

Musical/Film

Brooks, Mel; REC: Henry Mancini; Legs Larry Smith; John Morris; Mel Brooks

1987

Star Trekkin'

Rock/Pop

O'Connor, J., Kehoe, R., & Lister, G.; REC: The Firm

1976

Step Right Up

Jazz

Waits, Tom; REC: Tom Waits

1973

Swimming Song, The

Folk/Roots

Wainwright III, Loudon; REC: Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Maddy Prior; New Riders of the Purple Sage

1944

Swinging On A Star

Jazz

Van Heusen, J., & Burke, J.; REC: Bing Crosby; Frank Sinatra; Rosemary Clooney; Oscar Peterson

1962

Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues

Blues

Dylan, Bob; REC: Bob Dylan

1926

Talking Blues (Original Talking Blues)

Blues

Bouchillon, Christopher; REC: Chris Bouchillon

1963

Talking World War III Blues

Blues

Dylan, Bob; REC: Bob Dylan

1932

Teddy Bears' Picnic, The

Folk/Roots

Bratton, J. W., & Kennedy, J.; REC: Rosemary Clooney

1970

Their Way

Folk/Roots

Blue, B. & Revaux, J.; REC: Fraser Union; Bob Blue

1974

They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore

Country/ Bluegrass

Friedman, Kinky; REC: Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys

1966

They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!

Rock/Pop

Samuels, J., & Djivre, R.; REC: Napoleon XIV

1960

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

Folk/Roots

Harris, Rolf; REC: Rolf Harris

1957

Trouble In River City

Musical/Film

Willson, Meredith; REC: Robert Preston

1949

Twisted

Jazz

Gray, W., & Ross, A.; REC: Joni Mitchell; Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross; Manhattan Transfer

1973

Ukulele Blues

Blues

Mull, Martin; REC: Martin Mull

1982

Valley Girl

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa

1965

Vatican Rag, The

Musical/Film

Lehrer, Tom; REC: Tom Lehrer

1978

Werewolves Of London

Rock/Pop

Zevon, W., Marinell, L., & Wachtel, R.; REC: Warren Zevon

1999

What's He Building?

Jazz

Waits, Tom; REC: Tom Waits

1911

Whiffenpoof Song

Musical/Film

Galloway, T., Minnigerode, M., & Pomeroy, G. S.; REC: Rudy Vallee; Bing Crosby

1966

Wowie Zowie

Rock/Pop

Zappa, Frank; REC: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention

1958

Yakety Yak

Rock/Pop

Leiber, J., & Stoller, M.; REC: The Coasters

1923

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Musical/Film

Silver, F., & Cohn, I.; REC: Eddie Cantor; Mary Lou Williams

1986

You Can Call Me Al

Rock/Pop

Simon, Paul; REC: Paul Simon

1972

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Rock/Pop

Newman, Randy; REC: Joe Cocker

1965

You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd

Country/ Bluegrass

Miller, Roger; REC: Roger Miller

1972

You Never Even Call Me By My Name

Country/ Bluegrass

Goodman, Steve; REC: Steve Goodman; David Allan Coe

1935

Your Feet's Too Big

Jazz

Fisher, F., & Benson, A.; REC: Fats Waller; Leon Redbone

1936

You'se A Viper

Jazz

Smith, Stuff; REC: Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys; Fats Waller; Jonah Jones; George Lewis; Kermit Ruffins

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