Top 10 Funny Classic Rock Songs

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Even if you’re kind of difficult to impress, we’re pretty sure you’d find at least one of these songs funny. They’re entertaining, amusing, and a refreshing break from the usual heavy, rebellious and ultra-dramatic rock music. One thing’s for sure, your favorite rockstars sure know how to have a good laugh.

Besides, spending your days on the road or inside the recording studio can get monotonous real quick. And fact is, for the creative mind, it’s crucial that you don’t take EVERYTHING seriously.

10. Johnny Cash – “A Boy Named Sue”

This line alone is enough to make you chuckle “But the meanest thing that he ever did / Was before he left, he went and named me Sue” but nothing beats Johnny Cash’s legendary comedic timing.

9. Deep Purple – “Anyone’s Daughter”

We don’t know about you but we think this is the best part: “I won’t get no more eggs and water / Now I’ve laid the farmer’s daughter.”

8. Frank Zappa – “Bobby Brown Goes Down”

From the same musical genius who brought you “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow,” “What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body?,” “Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?,” and “Harder Than Your Husband” comes this song about the typical American frat boy. We won’t spoil it for you.

7. Randy Newman – “Short People”

If you just look at the lyrics as the narrator’s opinion and not Newman’s own viewpoint, you’ll know this is nothing but clean fun.

6. The Smiths – “Frankly Mr. Shankly”

Listen to Morrissey sing about a crappy boss who’s a “flatulent pain in the arse” and let’s see if it won’t make you laugh.

5. AC/DC – “Big Balls”

It may not be what you think it is and you’ll end up laughing because well, Bon Scott is an expert when it comes to double entendres.

4. The Monkees – “Cuddly Toy”

You may not actually laugh out loud but listening closely, it could make you giggle.

3. Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”

A werewolf who eats beef chow mein and drinks pina colada? Well dang.

2. Jeffrey Lewis – “The Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror”

It’s guaranteed to get you hooked.

1. Dr. Hook – “The Cover of Rolling Stone”

Wanna know the best bit? “(Rollin’ Stone…) Wanna see my picture on the cover / (Stone…) Wanna buy five copies for my mother…(Yes)”