Awesome Novelty Songs

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story (Trailer)

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story (Trailer)

Get ready to eat it. Daniel Radcliffe stars as “Weird Al” Yankovic in this appropriately outlandish bio-pic about the world’s greatest novelty singer’s origin story. The casting of Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento and Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna is pure genius. Coming to the Roku Channel for free on 11.4.2022.

Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiny Object Syndrome

Given the nature of our website, we’re self-admittedly a bit materialistic. But that’s because there’s just too much cool new stuff out there. Daniel Thrasher is going through a similar problem and he wrote a little novelty song about his obsession with shiny new objects.

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It Costs That Much

It Costs That Much

(PG-13: Language) Whether you’re a photographer, writer, musician, or in any other creative field, you’ve probably been approached by someone who wants your work for free in exchange for “exposure.” Laura Jane Barnes of Woah Dude has clearly had this degrading experience, and wrote a little song about it.

The Illustrated Al

The Illustrated Al
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Z2 Comics offers a visual retelling of some of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s greatest hits. The book features 20+ songs, each interpreted by a famous cartoonist. An oversized Deluxe Edition includes art prints, a vinyl slipmat, and collectors cards, while the Super Deluxe Edition is signed by Weird Al and packs more bonuses. Drops 11.2022.

I Wish That I Could Wear Hats

I Wish That I Could Wear Hats

Let’s face it. Some people look better wearing hats than others. Brian David Gilbert fits into the latter category and has turned his insecurities about wearing head coverings into a poetic little tune. We can totally relate to the “is that a style or bad cosplay” remark.

Suckin’ on a Chili Dog

Suckin’ on a Chili Dog

John Cougar Mellencamp’s little ditty ’bout Jack and Diane is a sentimental song about days gone by. Among its many illustrative lyrics is the part about “Suckin’ on a chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze.” Tom McGovern decided that’s the only thing the song should be about, minus the Tastee Freeze part.

Annoying the Girlfriend

Annoying the Girlfriend

(PG-13) Musician YX loves to write original songs and has an amazing singing voice. He especially likes to sing tunes about his girlfriend while she’s in the middle of everyday tasks, and she does not find him amusing in the least.

Gibberish Song

Gibberish Song

We’re not sure how we missed this video when it first made the rounds, but it’s too good not to share. When you listen to Italian singer Adriano Celentano’s performance of Prisencolinensinainciusol, you might think its lyrics are in English, but it’s actually complete nonsense. Bonus points for the harmonica solo at the end.

Green Child O’ Mine

Green Child O’ Mine

Novelty band The Merkins celebrate the second season of The Mandalorian with a parody of the Guns N’ Roses track Sweet Child O’ Mine, with the lyrics rewritten to be about everyone’s favorite 50-year-old child, Baby Yoda. The lead vocals are spot-on thanks to special guest singer Alvi Robinson of the rock band The L.A. Maybe.

Chuffed (Dad Song)

Chuffed (Dad Song)

We wish that people used the word “chuffed” more here in America. But in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, it’s a popular term for being excited about something. So with the language lesson over with, enjoy as Aunty Donna sings about some things that get dads really chuffed.

The Legend of Neil Norman Wilkinson

The Legend of Neil Norman Wilkinson

“He used his lungs… to breathe in oxygen!” Elliot Mason presents a song about a totally ordinary guy doing totally ordinary things. Accompanied by a playful animation by Justin Mason, the silly lyrics remind us of the sort of thing Monty Python’s Flying Circus might have created. From the album Life Is Like a Movie.

Alfred Matthew Yankovic

Alfred Matthew Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic has already done a great send-up of the musical juggernaut Hamilton with “The Hamilton Polka.” As good as that is, we also love The Weird Alphabet’s parody, which is more of a prototypical novelty song, changing the lyrics to tell the origin story of the man behind “Another One Rides the Bus.”

Puddles: Stairway to Gilligan’s Island

Puddles: Stairway to Gilligan’s Island

Back in 1978, Little Roger and the Goosebumps figured out that the lyrics to the theme from Gilligan’s Island lined up perfectly with Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven. While we loved the novelty of the classic mashup, Puddles Pity Party really ramped up the vocals and theatricality. Oh, and on a related note…

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Bin Guy

Bin Guy

Is it possible to write a song that only uses three-letter words, and actually have it make sense? Musician Brett Domino proves he’s clearly up to the challenge with his track “Bin Guy,” a song about unrequited love and taking the trash out. From the album Keytar Your Heart.

It’s Time to Get Good at Darts

It’s Time to Get Good at Darts

Like many of us, entertainer Brian David Gilbert is stuck at home for a while. But rather than sit there and whine about it, he’s making the most of it and using the time to perfect his dart-throwing (and song writing) skills. Our dart-throwing technique of choice? Spray-and-pray.

Never Google Your Symptoms

Never Google Your Symptoms

We’ve all been there at one point or another. You’re feeling off, and you’ve got an unusual mix of symptoms that you can’t quite figure out. Swedish physician and novelty musician Henrik Widegren reminds us about the worst possible thing you can do when you’re sick. From the album Medical Melodies And Surgical Songs.

Shingle Jingle

Shingle Jingle

Especially for adults over 50, shingles can be a very nasty disease that causes excruciating pain. But for youthful YouTuber Brian David Gilbert – who was recently diagnosed with the ailment, it’s the source for some lyrical inspiration.

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