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March 4th, 2004

Funny Bands

For as long as there’s been music, there’ve been funny singers and bands. When I think of humorous music, for example, “Weird Al” Yankovic always comes to mind. But I also think of the funny bands of the 90s and early 00s: those that were one-hit wonders, or those with long careers who happened to get some radio play.

For example:

  • Ween. This duo got popular with the annoying-as-hell yet sometimes funny-as-hell “Push the Little Daisies.” (You remember it! C’mon!) They’re still at it, and most of their stuff seems to be wildly hit-or-miss.
  • Barenaked Ladies. BNL, as “insiders” call them, have been around for quite some time but hit it big with wacky songs like “Brian Wilson” and “If I Had $1,000,000.” Undoubtedly their staying power was measured by the inclusion of “One Week” in a Mitsubishi commercial.
  • Bloodhound Gang. Three words: “The Bad Touch.”

Got any others?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

burningkut September 3, 2006, 12:50 am

dude dont forget about dr demento or aphex twins, gwars allways good for a laff
rap bands like icp and more….

Steve A September 3, 2006, 6:54 pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers,
Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie,
and I just noticed someone else mentioned Arrogant Worms. I absolutely LOVE those fools.


Brendan I June 1, 2008, 4:46 pm

Well not a band, but MC Paul Barman is a riot. He was the first rapper to use palindromes in his rhymes. Not only is he funny, but he can rap pretty well surprisingly. Example, “My dandy voice makes the most anti-choice grannies panties moist.” Check him out.

Della January 22, 2010, 4:15 am

The Salesmen are very funny. Only cubicles in their offices so they must be funny.

Jake January 23, 2010, 5:19 am

Blink 182!

Bobby October 24, 2011, 1:06 pm


cody April 10, 2012, 1:09 pm

the funniest band with multiple hits i know is Steel Panther!

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