Plenty of kids’ songs have the sole purpose of making children giggle, but what about us adults? Don’t we deserve a hearty laugh from our favorite jams now and then too?
Fortunately, there are more age-appropriate comical hits than you might expect. Some are a bit risqué, while others incorporate clever wordplay that will make you chuckle.
Here are the 21 of the best funny songs for adults.
Top Funny Songs for Adults
“$ave Dat Money” – Lil Dicky, Featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan
Lil Dicky is a humorous rapper who writes relatable songs like “$ave Dat Money.” His other hilarious songs include “Ex-Boyfriend,” “Pillow Talking,” and “Freaky Friday.”
In “$ave Dat Money,” Lil Dicky does the opposite of what other rappers do. Instead of bragging about all the money he spends, he brags about all money he saves in funny ways.
The corresponding music video is also hilarious. Lil Dicky borrows everything he uses in the video — mansions, yachts, and more — instead of paying for it!
“The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)” – Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords is also known for their comedic hits, and “The Most Beautiful Girl” is one of its funny songs that will make you laugh the entire time.
The lyrics to this song are clever and funny. They’re also a little bit creepy, but perhaps endearingly. The narrator is trying to woo a girl in the room by constantly listing off things he likes about her.
However, many of these “compliments” are slightly odd and will make you chuckle, such as her being so beautiful that she should work as a waitress or a part-time model. He also compares her to a tree.
“I’m on a Boat” – The Lonely Island, Featuring T-Pain
The Lonely Island is a comedy group known for their work on “Saturday Night Live” and their hilarious songs, and “I’m on a Boat” is one of the funniest.
This is one of the best funny songs to sing, especially if you’re on a boat because it is repetitive and hilariously obnoxious.
The song is all about, well, being on a boat and how fabulous boat life is. Lonely Island sound very stuck up and conceited, which is a satirical way of poking fun at rich people who flaunt being on a boat.
“My Vag” – Awkwafina
“My Vag” is a silly rap song by Awkwafina in which she raps about how much better her begins is than a hypothetical competitor.
She hypes up her “vag” while dissing another person’s, saying funny lines like comparing her vagina to heaven and saying that the other person’s vag has to post ads on Craigslist.
Awkwafina is a comedian, so this song is not to be taken seriously and is simply for laughs.
“Welcome to the Internet” – Bo Burnham
Another comedian on this “funny songs list” is Bo Burnham, and his tune “Welcome To The Internet” is one of the most clever and funny songs you’ll ever hear. This is one of the best songs to listen to if you want a good laugh, as it’s jam-packed with funny lyrics.
The entire song is a satire of how people behave on the internet, such as starting arguments for the sake of it or making up fake personas.
Although it’s humorous, it can also be seen as a bit sad and scary in a sense, especially towards the end, based on all the honest social commentary it makes about how social media has played a significant role in changing human behavior over time.
“White and Nerdy” – Weird Al Yankovic
This is one of the most well-known funny songs, as Weird Al Yankovic is a legend in making humorous tunes. “White and Nerdy” is a parody of Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’,” and it’s all about how he desires to hang out with the cool “gangsters,” but they assume he’s just a white nerd.
He mentions all the stereotypical things about being white, such as drinking tea, collecting action figures, and putting mayonnaise on his sandwiches.
Of course, many of the stereotypes he mentions are things that people of color do, but people commonly referred to them as “white” things, especially in the early 2000s when this song came out.
“White Trash Wedding” – The Chicks
The Chicks, formerly called the Dixie Chicks, have a song called “White Trash Wedding” that tells a comical and relatable song about a couple getting married who can’t afford it.
The lyrics are funny, as the narrator speaks about how she shouldn’t even wear the dress if her partner can’t get her a ring. They add other comical statements, but the funniest is towards the end when they realize they’re pregnant, so they immediately get hitched!
What makes this song funny is not only the funny song lyrics but also the way the Chicks deliver it.
“I Am NOT a Whore” – LMFAO
LMFAO’s name is a sign that they are the type of band with a good sense of humor, and their song “I Am NOT a Whore” demonstrates this even further.
It starts with that line repeatedly until they eventually drop the punchline, “But I like to do it.”
The song is not only relatable, catchy, and memorable, but also has an incredible EDM beat that’s a joy to dance to.
“Fat” – Weird Al Yankovic
Another one of the funniest songs by Weird Al Yankovic is “Fat,” which is a parody of Michael Jackson’s “Bad.”
The entire song is about him making fun of himself for being overweight and how he doesn’t care what people think about his size.
“Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Featuring Wanz
Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” is similar to Lil Dicky’s “$ave Dat Money” in that he is praising himself for doing something that most rappers don’t talk about doing — saving money.
However, it’s not just a money-saving tactic. Macklemore genuinely seems to be obsessed with going thrifting because you can find all sorts of unique, vintage items.
The song brings lots of laughs for those who similarly love thrifting because of its relatability.
“Five Years” – Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham describes what being in a long-term relationship is really like in this upbeat R&B track. Opening with a monologue that he wants his girlfriend to download off her voicemail so he can use it in his track, he jumps into all the small spats and disagreements the two of them have, such as who should be the one to kill spiders and whether one of them is entitled to the other one’s dumplings.
But after all of it – “five years, five years, still you, still me, still here,” Burnham sings. “Five Years” didn’t make it onto the original cut of Burnham’s Netflix special, Inside. Instead, the track was released in a one-hour outro compilation that Burnham released on YouTube a year later.
“I Just Had Sex” – The Lonely Island ft Akon
Comedy group The Lonely Island team up with Akon for this triumphant anthem. “I just had sex/And it felt so good,” sings Akon in the song’s hook. The group then sing about how great the sex was that they just had, and how nice it is of girls to let them have sex with them, for what was “the best thirty seconds of my life”.
“I Just Had Sex” was released as the lead single off the group’s second album, Turtleneck & Chain. Since all three of the group’s members are involved with SNL, “I Just Had Sex” also appeared in an episode of the show, with Jessica Alba and Blake Lively making cameo appearances.
“Freaky Friday” – Lil Dicky ft Chris Brown
Lil Dicky has the strangest day of his life when he wakes up in Chris Brown’s body. From being able to contact Kanye and tell him that he’s his biggest fan to realising he has a kid, the day is one revelation after another.
Chris Brown, meanwhile, is less than thrilled to wake up as Lil Dicky – until he realises he can now go anywhere without being recognised. Eventually, however Chris Brown wants his body back.
After switching back into his own body, Lil Dicky then goes on a series of body-swapping adventures featuring a string of celebrity cameos – Ed Sheeran, DJ Khalid and finally Kendall Jenner. Now he’s excited to “understand the inner workings of a woman.”
“Real Girls Eat Cake” – The Janoskians
Australian group the Janoskians wrote a “stupid song” for a girl they like to let her know that she doesn’t have to try and be anything except herself. They assure her that whilst other girls might only eat salad on a date, “real girls eat cake”. The bridge consists of them listing all the kinds of cake that, as far as they’re concerned, she’s free to eat in front of them.
“We Were Never Actually Together” – The Key Of Awesome
YouTube parody group The Key Of Awesome created their own version of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” In their version, Swift is less of a lyrical mastermind and more of a slightly unhinged ex-girlfriend. When her ex doesn’t react well to her blowing up his mother, she moves on to date a ‘Kennedy’ and further their family curse.
This was far from the only Swift song that The Key Of Awesome parodied on YouTube – they’ve covered everything from “Fifteen” to “Look What You Made Me Do.”
“I Ghosted Kevin Jonas” – Danny Gonzalez
YouTuber Danny Gonzalez reminisces about a time he accidentally ghosted one of the biggest stars on Disney channel. After forgetting to reply to a message from Kevin Jonas about a Vine collab due a busy college schedule, Gonzalez realised a few weeks later that he’d missed his shot. Instead of feeling bad, Gonzalez decided to use the situation to flex on everyone he knows. “This is for anyone that said I wouldn’t be nothin’” he tees up the track. “Get ready to eat your words.”
“Friends For Never” – The Midnight Beast
This track from British comedy trio The Midnight Beast follows two friends who just can’t seem to get along. Despite their friendship being smooth sailing half of the time, the other half of the time they always find themselves arguing about petty things. “One day we’re friends forever, the next day we’re friends for never,” they sing. “Friends For Never” appeared on The Midnight Beat’s 2014 album, Shtick Heads.
“Shia LaBeouf Live” – Rob Cantour
Half spoken word performance, half operatic epic, this track from Rob Cantour is truly unique. He tells the story of a lonely traveler wondering through the woods when he realises he is being tracked by a dangerous cannibal. That cannibal’s identity? It’s none other than Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf.
The music video is well worth a watch, featuring an epic dance and music extravaganza, as well as a cameo from Shia LaBeouf himself.
“Give That Wolf A Banana” – SubWoolfer
This Eurovision entry from electronic music group SubWoolfer tells the bizarre tale of meeting a wolf in the woods. The plot is difficult to follow, but the only thing you really need to know is their incredibly catchy hook: “Before that wolf eats my grandma, give that wolf a banana.”
“F Sharp” – Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin’s clever wordplay is in full force here, but that’s not what makes “F Sharp” so impressive. Minchin sings about a “tonal discrepancy” he’s been having lately. Whilst he likes playing instruments in F major, he prefers singing in F Sharp. Which is exactly what he does, impressively, in the song’s chorus. It doesn’t sound good, but it’s definitely entertaining.
“Granger Danger” – Starkid ft Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez
Taken from A Very Potter Musical, this track from theatre group Starkid Productions reimagines the Yule Ball from Harry Potter through the eyes of both Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy. Both characters are enraptured with the arrival of Hermione Granger, against their best efforts, and struggle with their feelings throughout the track as they sing overlapping melodies.
Those were just ten of the best funny songs for adults, but there are plenty more out there for you to enjoy — and get a great belly laugh from listening to!
Caitlin Devlin is a music, entertainment and lifestyle writer based in London. When she’s not creating playlists for Repeat Replay, she’s reviewing gigs and interviewing artists for Ticketmaster UK and thinking about what her Spotify Wrapped will look like this year.