FUNNY SONGS

Hello there!  Lyn is taking a break this week and asked us to fill in for her. My name is Bunny and  my partner in crime is Brian. We’re volunteers at BayFM. I’m head of the Blonde Joke Division and Chairperson of the Funny Hat Task Force and Brian is  Vice-President of Political Humour and Small Farm Animals.

We were very excited when Lyn asked us to actually present a show this week!  So after fastening our seat belts, we made sure to keep our arms and legs inside the BayFM vehicle and we were off with a show on FUNNY SONGS.

What better way to open the show than with the kings of comedy, Monty Python, and THE LUMBERJACK SONG.

We know that one person’s idea of comedy heaven is another’s version of musical hell but we did our best to make up a playlist that Lyn would be proud of. We reckon that there was a bit of something for everyone in it. Lots of songs had to be omitted because they were a little too naughty for the timeslot. One that made us chuckle, and was clean as a whistle to boot, came from The Offspring. They have a go at the “wannabe gangsta” or “wangsta”, as they call it, who’s wrapped up in hip-hop culture – not because he truly loves or understands it, but because it’s trendy. Here’s PRETTY FLY FOR A WHITE GUY:

If you are looking for something just a little risque, then you may like Mighty Sparrow’s FRAID PUSSY BITE ME. It’s witty and ironic and just a little bit bad.

For straight out satire, together with a great jazz band, look to The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. On BIG SHOT they parody Raymond Chandler: “She had the hottest lips since Hiroshima”. It has to be one of the best lines ever. Equally briliant are the hilarious New Zealand duo,  Flight of the Conchords. They gave us some folk’n’b jamming on BUSINESS TIME. Lyn’s posted this video before, so we won’t do that again.

Something a little more subtle, with a great Latin style song, to boot, is the clever and cruizy Kirsty McColl with IN THESE SHOES? That one was dedicated to Victoria. Byron Bay has a lot of  SENSITIVE ARTISTS living up here, so King Missile had a perfect song for them. Just in case some of those artists are taking themselves too seriously (really?) then this song may just put life into perspective for them.

If you’re a Facebook addict, you might want to also take a listen to ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME, from Kate Miller Heidke. Now we went to great expense to bleep out all the swear words on this one. That’s how dedicated we were to bringing you our favourite FUNNY SONGS. Ok, the truth is that Lyn had already done this for another show, but it was well worth repeating.

Gotta love Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) with their ‘mock rock’ music. Check out TRIBUTE:

The brilliant Rodney Dangerfield told us how he never gets a break on RAPPIN RODNEY: “I Don’t Get No Respect!” He died in 2004 and his headstone reads simply, “Rodney Dangerfield…. there goes the neighbourhood.”

Lemonhead Evan Dando reveals a flair for comedy on THE OUTDOOR TYPE and we followed with a very silly song by a band with a very silly name: EVERYBODY WALK THE DINOSAUR from Was, (Not Was).

Here’s Fats Waller who’s out to prove that he’s an incredibly rude date on YOUR FEETS TOO BIG. Recorded in the late 1930’s, here’s some rare footage – we think from 1942:

Brian is a huge TISM fan. The name is an acronym of This Is Serious Mum. They’re known for their hilarious lyrics and Brian was out to prove that they work as poetry, not just as song fodder. A great example is their song LEO’S TOLTOY. Check out the lyrics here. It’s off the album, Hot Dogma, released in 1990. Unfortunaely no video clips of them performing this particular track so here’s an interview they did when they were promoting another of their albums, The White Albun.


I’m sure that it wasn’t in reponse to Brian’s poetry reading, but Screamin Jay Hawkins sang CONSTIPATION BLUES. “Yeah let it go, let it go, let it go.” It was  probably the closest we got  to toilet humour, because we’re way too sophisticated for that, we assure you.

So a couple of tunes that we reckon are of a more refined nature are, firstly, the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band’s KARMA SUTRA and then the brilliant Tim Minchin with INFLATABLE YOU. Here he is performing at a benefit at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

Regular contributor Charlotte requested a beauty: The Bedroom Philosopher with NORTHCOTE, otherwise known as SO HUNGOVER. Thanks Charlie!

Lyn loves her animation, so we had to include her favourite Loony Tunes character, Daffy Duck, with DAFFY’S RHAPSODY. Our favourite is Cartman singing KYLE’S MOM’S A B**CH from South Park.

Flight of the Conchords deserved at least two songs in the list (we would have done a whole show of their songs!). Crazy funny is  HIPHOPAPOTAMUS V RHYMENOCEROUS, which has a go at all the rappin’ and rhymin’ out there.

Comedy icon Peter Sellers does various versions of classic rock songs.  One of the most bizarre is UNCHAINED MELODY. That was followed by another great suggestion from Charlotte, The Grand Spectacular with the latest i-Tube sensation, BEING A DICKHEAD’S COOL. Yeah “we’re having new age fun with a vintage feel.” Brilliant.

We owed it to everyone to finish up with a joke.  And because I am BayFM’s Head of the Blonde Joke Division, here’s mine:  How do you keep a blonde busy for hours? Write “Please turn over” on both sides of a piece of paper. Boom Boom.

Time for two last songs before we had to vacate the studio: First up, Monty Python’s ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE and then it was one for Hudson who hosts Postmodern Backlash on BayFM:  another track from Melbourne band The Bedroom Philosopher: I’M SO POST MODERN.

Lyn wants you to know that next week’s show will feature a songlist about  CALIFORNIA so, if you  want to request a particular song, leave her a message right here on the blog. Thanks!

Here’s this week’s complete playlist:

Lumberjack song Monty Python

Pretty Fly for a White Guy Americana, The Offspring

I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song on the Radio The Final Rip Off, Monty Python

Fraid Pussy Bite Me Renaissance, Mighty Sparrow

Big Shot Cornology [Disc 1], Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Business Time Flight of the Conchords

In These Shoes? Tropical Brainstorm, Kirsty McColl

Sensitive Artist Fluting on the Hump, King Missile

Are You F_cking Kidding Me (radio edit) Live At the Hi-Fi, Kate Miller-Heidke

Tribute Tenacious D, Tenacious D

Peter Sellers sings George Gershin EMI Comedy Classics, Peter Sellers

Rappin’ Rodney Rodney Dangerfield

The Outdoor Type The Tao of Steve Soundtrack, The Lemonheads

Everybody Walk the Dinosaur What Up, Dog?, Was (Not Was)

Your Feet’s Too Big The Late ’30s, Fats Waller

Constipation BluesLive at the Olympia, Paris 1998, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Kama Sutra Cornology [Disc 1], Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Inflatable You Darkside, Tim Minchin

Northcote (So Hungover) Songs from the 86 Tram, The Bedroom Philosopher

Daffy’s Rhapsody Mel Blanc

Kyle’s Mom’s a B**ch South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, South park

Hiphopapotamus v Rhymenocerous HBO One Night Stand, Flight of The Conchords

Unchained Melody EMI Comedy Classics, Peter Sellers

Being A D******d’s Cool The Grand Spectacular

Always Look on the Bright Side of LifeThe Life of Brian, Monty Python

I’m So Post Modern The Bedroom Philosopher

Next week:  CALIFORNIA
Listen to Lyn McCarthy at the Theme Park on BayFM, Tuesdays 4-6pm, Sydney time
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About Lyn McCarthy

Lyn presents a weekly radio show at BayFM 99.9 in beautiful Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia

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