Awesome Songs

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.

Fat Cat Sat Hat

Fat Cat Sat Hat

Sesame Street has been a kids’ institution since 1969. This clip of a song called Fat Cat comes from a 1973 episode and reminds us just how brilliant the show can be with its rhythms and rhymes. Jim Henson played both the orange-haired Bip Bippadotta and the lavender singer, while Frank Oz was the blue guy, and Jerry Nelson was green.

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The DMV Song

The DMV Song

We all know how painful a visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles can be. But maybe we just need to lighten up and enjoy the experience for what it is. That’s what Doug Alberts of animation studio Noodle did, and he wrote a little song about it his newfound love for the DMV.

Bill Wurtz: I’m Scared

Bill Wurtz: I’m Scared

Here, there, I’m scared of everywhere. Like many of us musician Bill Wurtz is worried about a lot of things. But rather than letting his stress and anxiety get to him, he put pen to paper and turned his feelings into one of his pleasant little songs.

The Disney+ Song

The Disney+ Song

We were just saying the other day how much we love Disney+ and how it’s our favorite streaming service. Between its catalog of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars content, there’s something for everyone. But as elpinko, frizfrizzle, and Sebastian the Crab explain, there’s one franchise you just won’t find on the network.

50 Pianos, 1 Song

50 Pianos, 1 Song

To celebrate his 500,000th YouTube subscriber, musician PACIL created this lighthearted video in which he plays 50 different instruments, most of which could be considered a piano of some sort. He even included a Keytar, and a couple of those piano mats like the one Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia stomped on in Big.

The Pitch Song

The Pitch Song

Anyone working in a creative line of business can relate to the emotions you feel when your pitch for a concept falls flat on its face. Giant Ant’s animation and accompanying tune should serve as the official theme song for failed pitches.

Bill Wurtz: I’m a Princess

Bill Wurtz: I’m a Princess

“I’m a princess. And I wonder about my neighbors even though I don’t have them.” Musician Bill Wurtz’s latest track is a bit of a lyrical headscratcher, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying every second of light and bubbly musical journey.

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.

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.

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.

Layout Song

Layout Song

This short video proves just how universal the language of design is. Despite being entirely in Japanese, motion designer Ritsuko Nomura’s clip demonstrates the importance of using layouts, scale, and color to bring structure and legibility to information, regardless of language. From the NHK educational TV show Design Ah!

Hipster Coffee Shop National Anthem

Hipster Coffee Shop National Anthem

“They got Pop-Tarts for adults!” Novelty jam band The Cooties has a little fun at the expense of people who spend their days hanging out in coffee shops, from the overpriced exotic beans to the weird alternative milks. Oh, how we long for a crowded coffee shop right now.

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Songs Around the World: The Weight

Songs Around the World: The Weight

To support the charity Playing for Change, musicians Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr, joined amazingly talented artists from around the globe for a performance of The Band’s 1968 classic The Weight. Enjoy more from their Songs Around the World series here. (Thanks Jonathan!)

A Song About Birds

A Song About Birds
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(PG-13: Language) The Van Vuuren Bros. present a little song about our fine-feathered friends, most of whom they really like, except maybe one. If you thought pigeons were rats with wings, wait until you meet a flock of Ibises down under.

La de da de da de da de day oh

La de da de da de da de day oh

Musician, songwriter, and video effects great Bill Wurtz presents a lighthearted little tune which, despite being completely cryptic, is also catchy as hell and gonna be stuck our heads all day. What does the fox say? La de da de da de da de day oh…

Writing a Sad Song

Writing a Sad Song

“I know a nice bar that has great booze… I’m a big fan of Tom Cruise.” Musician and YouTube star Rudy Mancuso likes to write original songs, but sometimes the lyrics aren’t the easiest things to come up with, as he proves in his video for “Musical Fiction.”

I Can’t Get Google

I Can’t Get Google

YouTuber Hot Dad pokes fun at some of the oblivious folks out there who for some reason think that posting on the Google Search App Facebook page is how you search the web, and decided to turn some of their absurd queries into a little song.

Eat a Sandwich

Eat a Sandwich

“Peanut butter jelly, or portobello. Open up your mouth… and say hello!” A silly song about one of our favorite kinds of food. Parry Gripp extolls the many wonders of fresh ingredients placed between layers of bread with this catchy little tune. It’s definitely not gluten-free.

First Drafts of Rock: Lola

First Drafts of Rock: Lola

Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon channel Ray and Dave Davies with their interpretation the hit track Lola might have sounded like before they worked out all the kinks. Oh yea, we went there. Whaddya want? It’s Friday here.

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The Toothpaste Song: Live

The Toothpaste Song: Live

Well my baby, oh she drives me crazy. Because she’s always putting the toilet roll on the wrong way on the thing. Elliot Mason performs a version of his track The Toothpaste Song in front of the cameras. If we can’t have Flight of the Conchords, at least we’ve got Elliot.

Wonderful Christmastime (A Capella)

Wonderful Christmastime (A Capella)

For a little holiday treat, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots are joined by a star-studded cast of Sing, including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, along with Sir Paul McCartney to sing his 1986 holiday classic.

Pot Brownies

Pot Brownies

“Making pot brownies… is a big mistake, if you live in Texas while you bake.” The little ditty the lawyers of Hutson & Harris wrote about marijuana edibles is funny, but it’s the harsh and unnecessary penalties that Texas throws at folks for possessing them that blew our minds.

Dark Souls Song

Dark Souls Song

(PG-13: Language) “I don’t need weapons m*****f***** I’m a strength build… I was wrong, here’s the address where to send my funeral bill.” Charborg raps about overcoming Dark Souls’ bosses over an actually decent beat. Sif Dogg straight up wrecked him.

We Love You Stegosaurus!

We Love You Stegosaurus!

Joel “Rathergood” Veitch and his pals present a musical tribute to the spiky herbivore with a little ditty that is at once a catchy kid’s song, a track adults can enjoy, and surprisingly educational. Lyrics here.

Tiny Love

Tiny Love

A soft groove combined with ghostly guitars, vocals and synths on Tiny Love by Amsterdam based Moss accentuates a compelling video that follows MMA fighter Marlos Coenen and all of the moments leading up to a fight.

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