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Funny: Music
Even music has its Funny Moments. These are just a few of them.

Bands, solo artists and genres with their own pages:

Funny Moments in Classical
  • Professor Peter Schickele "discovered some works" by a forgotten member of the Bach family - "P.D.Q Bach, the twenty-first child & the youngest and the oddest of the twenty-odd children" of Johann Sebastian Bach. Here, he plays one of P. D. Q. Bach's more famously forgotten piece, "Konzertshitcke for two violins mit orchestra - P. D. Q. Bach (1807 - 1742)? with violinist Itzhak Perlman & conductor John Williams.
  • Schleptet in E-flat major by P. D. Q. Bach; conducted by Professor Peter Schickele.
  • Grieg's Piano Concerto will never be the same after Morecambe & Wise was done through with it (with the special participation of Andre Previn, of course.) Playing all the right notes indeed. Here's the full clip.
  • Does no one here know about Alkan? His Funeral March on the Death of a Parrot is hilarious.
  • Allan Sherman's "Peter And The Commissar" turns "Peter and the Wolf" into an allegory for creativity versus the incompetence of the music industry. It also features Beethoven's 5th as a cha-cha-cha and Brahms' Lullaby as a rock-and-roll song, amongst other brilliant bits.
  • Listen to the second movement of Haydn's "Surprise Symphony" (#94) with the volume way up and tell me it doesn't repeatedly Jump Scare you into laughter.
  • "Kiss My Ass" by Mozart.
  • The Portsmouth Sinfonia's entire output. All of it. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, The William Tell Overture...

Funny Moments in songs
  • Anything that appeared on Doctor Demento.
    • Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
    • Yoda
    • Scotsman
    • ...screw it, the good Doctor's "Best Of" Album has like 20 songs on it that belong on this list.
  • An unintentional one from our good friend Master P, but amazing nonetheless.
    • "Sitting in the ghetto thinkin' bout...all my homies passed away—UUUUUUUGH"
  • dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip's "Thou Shalt Always Kill", though it is mainly British humour.
  • You will never take Lord Vader or Soviet Russia seriously again.
  • Tim Minchin has a lot of these, including 'Peace Anthem for Palestine', 'If You Really Loved Me', 'You Grew On Me', and 'The Song for Phil Daoust'.
    • "Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins". As he introduces it, "This is a song about anal sex and God."
  • Tripod's song Ghost Ship, which has them interrupting the song to suggest ways that it could be made better.
    • They fall to sqabbling again in Maryanne.
    Yon (attempting to rescue a love song that turned into the ballad of a murderer going to the movies):
    Her name was Maryanne
    She made him feel like a man
    She didn't make him want a man
  • The song "Oasis" from the lovely and talented Miss Amanda Palmer.
  • Linkin Park, as a part of their Linkin Park Underground E.P. series devoted volume 8 to just goofing around. it was funnier than it sounds.
  • Zac Brown Band has Sic 'em on a Chicken. The entire song counts, but the last verse where they kill it with a frying pan is just hilarious!
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic yet. "Albequerque" is the funniest song he's done, but it's Crowning Moment Of Funny is found in its three-word summary at the end: "I - HATE - SAUERKRAUT!!!"
  • 'Are you F*cking Kidding Me?' by Kate Miller-Heidke
  • No amount of douchebaggery from Kanye West will make his "Broke Phi Broke" skits any less hilarious.
    "We have no money, we are sharing jeans. If I go outside, I got the only clothing on!"
    "Do you remember all those Christmases when your Mama walked in the room and pretended she was the tree, huh? Remember that?"
  • Songs To Wear Pants To is 75% full of songs that are crowning moments of funny, one in particular being I Am An Educated Fish.
  • Pretty much anything by Wesley Willis applies, but his funniest is "My Keyboard got Damaged" where he talks about getting ejected from a plane for cursing. The way he says "SUDDENLY, I YELLED FUCK YOU ON THE AIRPLANE" makes me laugh every time I listen to it.
  • "Don't Hate Me (Because I'm Beautful)" by Nerf Herder. Actually, quite a fair bit of their songs could qualify as well.
  • The Super Mario Land Rap is one part Obligatory Swearing, one part Boisterous Bruiser-style gameplay, at least two parts affectionate nostalgia, and... it kind of defies adjectives past that point, but if you've played the game and can live with the aforementioned swearing, it's hilarious.
    • This is a pretty accurate description of many of their raps, but with more swearing, more attempts at Comedic Sociopathy, and less affectionate nostalgia.
  • This metal cover of Blue (Da Ba Dee).
    • Along with this metal cover of You Spin Me Round, by the same group, set to the music video.
  • I Had a Shoggoth. That is all.
  • Juvenile's song "Ha" is a raw, yet hilarious take on life in New Orleans' projects. "You got a trespassing charge, Ha? Your dick got hard, ha, when you was lookin' at them bras, Ha?!"
  • Most who've heard of The Frantics would probably say "Ti Kwan Leep/Boot to the Head" is their CMoF. But if you can listen to "A Piece of Pie" without ever laughing, you are a fiend.
  • Kagamine Len no Bousou:
    Cheeks squish squish
    Flat chest flat chest flat chest flat chest flat chest flat chest
    If you say you hate onions
    I'll stick an onion up your (BLEEP)
    Hey, what are you doing?
    Stop making me sing those perverted lines...
    Vocaloid is...V...Vo...Voc...
    Do you like Vocaloid?
  • From beatmania IIDX: GOLD RUSH. Just...GOLD RUSH.
    1st Style! Substream! 2nd Style! 3rd Style! 4th Style! 5th Style! 6th Style! 7th Style! 8th Style! 9th Style! 10TH STYLE, 2DX RED, HAPPY SKY, DISTORTED!! TWO DEE ECKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDD!!!!
  • "Give Him A Flower" by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. While it's more or less a song about turning the other cheek, the sheer ridiculousness in the way its sung - complete with Napoleon Dynamite-styled music - makes you wanna roll on the floor and laugh.
  • Spike Jones was the king of this subtrope in the 40's. Here are a few selections:
  • The "Four Chord Song" by Axis of Awesome, especially the guy with the guitar [1] Overlaps with Awesome Moments as it proves a very good point about pop music
  • The Clash, "Koka Kola": "Your snakeskin suit and your alligator boots, You won't need a launderette, you can send them to the vet!".
  • "Preview" by Built To Spill, the final track of their album There's Nothing Wrong With Love. It claims to be "A preview of the next Built To Spill record", but is actually a collage of style parody snippets (of Hardcore Punk, noise rock, Emo / Pop Punk, and power ballads). The hardcore section is particularly funny, as the only lyrics are "Kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head".
  • "Aja" by Steely Dan, a song about people embracing Asian culture without actually knowing anything about it.
    Chinese music always sets me free
    Angular banjos sound good to me
  • "Dear Doctor" by The Rolling Stones, especially the part where Mick Jagger reads a Dear John letter in a high pitched voice.
    • Everything about "Something Happened To Me Yesterday", from the whacked out singing, to the brass sections to Mick's farewell speech.
  • We got this far without a mention of A Boy Named Sue?
    "My name is Sue. How do you do? NOW YOU GONNA DIE!"
  • In King Crimson's cover of "Heroes" by David Bowie (from the 2000 live album Heavy ConstruKction), Adrian Belew changed the lyrics of the first line slightly:
    "I, I will be king� Crimson"
    • See also the Three of a Perfect Pair bonus track "The King Crimson Barber Shop."
  • Not exactly music, but Jim Steinman's monologues "Love and Death and an American Guitar" and "The Want Ad" are both hilarious, particularly the ending of the former:
    "... and just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the centre of the bed, my father woke up screaming 'Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! What do you think you're doing? THAT'S NO WAY TO TREAT AN EXPENSIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT!"
  • "I've got no car and it's breaking my heart... but I've found a driver and that's a start!"
  • Satan's Ice Cream Truck by Strapping Young Lad
  • Big Booty Bitches. That is all.
  • Like Built To Spill's "Preview", Self's "LA Radio" is also a bunch of snippets parodying different music genres strung together, this time edited to sound like someone flipping through a radio dial. The style parodies are entertaining enough, but the funniest moment might be a bit where someone calls a radio station to request Self:
    DJ:That was The Dandy Fanny. Hits 106.9, I'm Tweaky Bob. Caller six, you're on the air!
    Caller: Yeah, can you play some Self?
    DJ: Excuse me, who?
    Caller: Some Self, um... Self?
    DJ: Alright kid, you got it, here's some Seal on Hits 106.9!
  • Christian heavy rock group Thousand Foot Krutch doing a metal take on... "Jingle Bell Rock". It's equal parts hilarious and downright badass.
  • Iggy Pop's "Success" has his whole backing band and producer David Bowie joining in on backing vocals, which basically repeat every lyric of the song. They keep repeating everything once Iggy starts going off on ad-libs near the end, so he decides to try to trip them up:
    Iggy: I'm gonna do the twist!
    All: I'm gonna do the twist!
    Iggy: I'm gonna hop like a frog!
    All: I'm gonna hop like a frog!
    Iggy: I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything I want!
    Iggy: (Corpsing) Oh, shit...
    All: Oh, shit!
  • Yes shows a rare glimpse of humor on the title to track to 1977's Going for the One, care of mystically minded Cloudcuckoolander singer/lyricist Jon Anderson:
    Now the verses I've sang
    Don't add much weight
    To the story in my head
    So I'm thinking I should go and write a punchline
    But they're so hard to find
    In my cosmic mind
  • Morningwood's song "Take Off Your Clothes". At one point, the narrator's love interest, who's trying to diplomatically tell her that he doesn't want sex just then, says 'It's better when it's anticipated', to which the narrator screams furiously, "No, it's not! So TAKE OFF YOUR CLOOOOOOOOOOTHES!"
    • Even better, at the end of the song, she says please. Belatedly, but she does actually say it.
  • Some churchgoers admit that at least once they have tried very hard not to laugh when they have to sing "All Creatures of Our God and King" in a service, especially the "Alleluia" parts.
  • "Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music, thou shalt not make repetitive generic music�"
  • "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" by Mark Chesnutt. A brokenhearted redneck gets agitated over a song and, well, shoots the jukebox and causes a scene. The crowner is the last line of the third verse:
    Now, reckless discharge of a gun, that's what the officers are claimin'
    Bubba hollered out, "Reckless, hell � I hit just where I was aimin'!"
  • "Gallo del Cielo" by Joe Ely. It's a song about Carlos Saragosa, a Mexican man who steals a prize fighting rooster and crosses the Rio Grande with it, hoping to make enough prize money from cockfighting to return home and buy back his family's land which was seized by Pancho Villa. As Gallo del Cielo (the rooster) wins cockfight after cockfight, Carlos's winnings (not to mention the stakes, and the tension) climb steadily. One guess as to how the song ends. It's a clever, funny song (for everyone except animal rights activists, I suppose), but the Crowning Moment of Funny comes in the second-to-last verse of the song:
    Hola my Teresa/I'm thinking of you now in San Francisco/ I have no money in my pocket/I no longer have your good luck framed in gold/I buried it last evening with the bones of my beloved del Cielo/I will not return to buy the land that Villa stole long ago.

Funny Moments with the bands/artists
  • Relient K as this about once per album, if not more, but the best is definitely Crayons Can Melt on Us for all I Care. The title might actually be longer than the song itself, which only makes it more hilarious.
  • This video.
  • Kelly Clarkson did not want to release "Already Gone" as a single, due to the fact that it was basically Beyonce's "Halo" with the Serial Numbers Filed Off. 19 Entertainment felt otherwise. So, while performing the song at one of her concerts, to get back at her record company and the writer of both songs, she did this (wait until the 3:32 mark).
  • Short Stack: "We are confident enough in our sexuality to do a Kylie Minogue song!" They then proceeded to sing "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".
  • In a live performance of Fake (possibly one of the most beautiful unrequited love songs ever written), the Frames' lead singer Glen Hansard decided to shake the song up a little. Between each half of each verse is an instrumental crescendo. During the crescendo in the second verse, he ad-libbed some new lyrics:
    "I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one."
  • Any time Chibi of The Birthday Massacre gives an interview, but especially the time when she tried to coerce the interviewer into taking up knitting.
  • Go to the bottom on the Emilie Autumn page. Click the links. Yes, all of them.
  • An entirely unintentional moment courtesy of Visual Kei/Goth Rock/Whatever band Malice Mizer, along with some very much intentional rubbish from their fanclub event.
  • Ben Folds playing Chatroulette at a concert. Can double (triple?) as a Crowning Musicof Awesome and a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • During his 30th Aniversary concert, Michael Jackson performed "You Rock My World" and Usher first comes out, leading to a small dance/robot battle. Then Chris Tucker, who had appeared in the music video of the song, comes out and starts to dance. Michael begins to crack up as Chris mimiced several of Michael's dance moves. Michael then did his kick-move, which Chris did, but with the wrong leg (relating to a joke Chris told earlier in the concert about Michael telling him he was "Kicking with the wrong leg" in Rush Hour 2, where Chris sang "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough") which causes Michael to do a literal ROFL.
  • John Myung, the bassist for Dream Theater, well known (ironically) for not bringing attention to himself by even doing so much as talking most of the time, tackles lead singer James LaBrie in the middle of a concert as a result of a bet. None of the band knew about it beforehand and one of the technicians, who dared him to do it, didn't think he would do it.
  • During a random jam in the middle of "Seek and Destroy" on Metallica's Live Shit CD, James prompts Jason to start soloing by saying, "Impress the fuck out of us." Jason responds by stopping playing entirely, to which James and Kirk agree, "I'm impressed."
  • Jonah Bergman of Schoolyard Heroes responds to a Moral Guardian.
  • Sara Bareilles sang a song that was called something like "You're an asshole" at a concert. People were given lyrics.
  • Ella Fitzgerald performs "Mack the Knife" on the live album Ella in Berlin. She forgets the lyrics halfway through: "What's the next chorus to this song now?/This is the one now I don't know." But Ella improvises some new lyrics and pokes fun at her flub: "Now Ella and the fellas/We're making a wreck, what a wreck of Mack the Knife." This doubles as a Funny Moment and an Awesome Moment.
  • Lee Bulig's review of the SPL Kultube. Even if one knows nothing about the unit, it's still hilarious because of Lee's... eloquent and masterful usage of the English language.
  • A bit from Kaya's performance at AnimeUSA 2009: around the middle of the concert (beginning about 5 minutes in this video), Kaya signals the lights operator to turn up the lights so he can see the audience. He scans the crowd and spots a certain pair of cosplayers...
    Kaya: ...ah, Hizaki! ... Kamijo! (Kaya runs to the opposite end of the stage) Darling, hi!
  • When Slipknot turntablist Sid Wilson broke both his feet during a live show and ended up temporarily confined to a wheelchair, this happened during another live show:
    Corey Taylor: Everyone say, 'Hi, Sid!'
    Crowd: Hi, Sid!
    Corey Taylor: Everyone say, 'YOU BROKE YOUR FUCKIN' FEET, SID!'
    Crowd: YOU BROKE YOUR FUCKIN' FEET, SID!
  • Gabriella Cilmi at the 2008 ARIA Music Awards. She won six awards, but as the night wore on she got more and more drunk, so her first acceptance speech was pretty generic, but the later ones didn't resemble anything like a speech, especially since she was having trouble staying coherent.
  • From Black Sabbath's 1970 TV concert in Paris, there's guitarist Tony Iommi tapping his foot along to the bridge of "Iron Man" (at 17:08).
  • Jimi Hendrix's antics at the conclusion of The Experience's performance at Monterey, which involved him rolling about on the stage, humping his guitar against an amplifier and, or course, setting said guitar on fire.

Funny Moments in music videos

Funny Moments in TV Show Themes

Funny Moments in Interviews/Public Appearances
  • Kurt Cobain attending Headbanger's Ball wearing a ridiculous yellow dress. When asked about it, he replied "It's Headbanger's Ball so I thought I'd wear a gown."
  • After a very intense (for MTV standards at least) performance by Marilyn Manson at the 1997 Video Music Awards, host Chris Rock yelled for the audience to "Run to church right now or you're going to hell!"
  • Dave Mustaine got kicked out of Metallica and formed Megadeth. Mustaine had some bitter feelings, but tha band just laughs at him.
  • This commercial featuring legendary brutal tech-death metal band Suffocation advertising a Dark Ages program on the History Channel. Yeah, it should've been either Nile or Bolt Thrower to advertise the show.

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