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Even music has its Funny Moments. These are just a few of them.
Bands, solo artists and genres with their own pages:
- The Beatles
- Ben Folds
- Body Count
- David Bowie
- Flight of the Conchords
- Foo Fighters
- Insane Clown Posse
- Iron Maiden
- Jethro Tull
- Kaizers Orchestra
- The Killers
- Lady Gaga
- Limp Bizkit
- The Lonely Island
- Michael Bolton
- Neutral Milk Hotel
- Nine Inch Nails
- Pink Floyd
- The Ramones
- Rebecca Black
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Protomen
- Taylor Swift
- Tom Lehrer
- U 2
- Van Halen
- Weird Al Yankovic
- Yoshiki Hayashi
Funny Moments in Classical
- Professor Peter Schickele "discovered some works" by a forgotten member of the Bach family - "P. D. Q. Bach, the twenty-first child & the youngest and the oddest of the twenty-odd children" of Johann Sebastian Bach. Here, he plays one of P. D. Q. Bach's more famously forgotten piece, "Konzertshitcke for two violins mit orchestra - P. D. Q. Bach (1807 - 1742)? with violinist Itzhak Perlman & conductor John Williams.
- Schleptet in E-flat major by P. D. Q. Bach; conducted by Professor Peter Schickele.
- Grieg's Piano Concerto will never be the same after Morecambe & Wise was done through with it (with the special participation of Andre Previn, of course.) Playing all the right notes indeed. Here's the full clip.
- Does no one here know about Alkan? His Funeral March on the Death of a Parrot is hilarious.
- Allan Sherman's "Peter And The Commissar" turns "Peter and The Wolf" into an allegory for creativity versus the incompetence of the music industry. It also features Beethoven's 5th as a cha-cha-cha and Brahms' Lullaby as a rock-and-roll song, amongst other brilliant bits.
- Listen to the second movement of Haydn's "Surprise Symphony" (#94) with the volume way up and tell me it doesn't repeatedly Jump Scare you into laughter.
- "Kiss My Ass" by Mozart.
- The Portsmouth Sinfonia's entire output. All of it. Also Sprach Zarathustra, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, The William Tell Overture...
Funny Moments in songs
- Anything that appeared on Doctor Demento.
- Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
- ...screw it the "Best of Album has like 20 songs on it and this troper is NOT listing them all here
- An unintentional one from our good friend Master P, but amazing nonetheless.
- "Sitting in the ghetto thinkin' bout...all my homies passed away--UUUUUUUGH"
- dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip's "Thou Shalt Always Kill", though it is mainly British humour.
- You will never take Lord Vader or Soviet Russia seriously again.
- Tim Minchin has a lot of these, including 'Peace Anthem for Palestine', 'If You Really Loved Me', 'You Grew On Me', and 'The Song for Phil Daoust'.
- "Ten Foot Cock And A Few Hundred Virgins". As he introduces it, "This is a song about anal sex and God."
- Tripod's song Ghost Ship, which has them interrupting the song to suggest ways that it could be made better.
- They fall to sqabbling again in Maryanne.
Yon (attempting to rescue a love song that turned into the ballad of a murderer going to the movies):
Her name was Maryanne
She made him feel like a man
I'm not saying she made him feel like a man in the way that, you know, like when you feel like an icy-pole it means that you want an icy-pole
She didn't make him want a man
Scod: You really saved the show there, thanks for that.
- The song "Oasis" from the lovely and talented Miss Amanda Palmer.
- Linkin Park, as a part of their Linkin Park Underground E.P. series devoted volume 8 to just goofing around. it was funnier than it sounds.
- Zac Brown Band has Sic 'em on a Chicken. The entire song counts, but the last verse where they kill it with a frying pan is just hilarious!
- This troper is rather surprised nobody's said anything about "Weird Al" Yankovic yet. "Albequerque" is the funniest song this troper has ever heard, but it's Crowning Moment Of Funny is found in its three-word summary at the end: "I - HATE - SAUERKRAUT!!!"
- Dolly Parton sometimes performs her song "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind", only imitating a vinyl record being played at too high a speed.
- 'Are you F*cking Kidding Me?' by Kate Miller-Heidke
- No amount of douchebaggery from Kanye West will make his "Broke Phi Broke" skits any less hilarious.
"We have no money, we are sharing jeans. If I go outside, I got the only clothing on!"
"Do you remember all those Christmases when your Mama walked in the room and pretended she was the tree, huh? Remember that?"
- Songs to Wear Pants To is 75% full of songs that are crowning moments of funny, one in particular being I Am An Educated Fish.
- Pretty much anything by Wesley Willis applies, but his funniest is "My Keyboard got Damaged" where he talks about getting ejected from a plane for cursing. The way he says "SUDDENLY, I YELLED FUCK YOU ON THE AIRPLANE" makes me laugh every time I listen to it.
- "Don't Hate Me (Because I'm Beautful)" by Nerf Herder. Actually, quite a fair bit of their songs could qualify as well.
- The Super Mario Land Rap is one part Obligatory Swearing, one part Boisterous Bruiser-style gameplay, at least two parts affectionate nostalgia, and... it kind of defies adjectives past that point, but if you've played the game and can live with the aforementioned swearing, it's hilarious.
- This is a pretty accurate description of many of their raps, but with more swearing, more attempts at Comedic Sociopathy, and less affectionate nostalgia.
- This metal cover of Blue (Da Ba Dee).
- Along with this metal cover of You Spin Me Round, by the same group, set to the music video.
- I Had a Shoggoth. That is all.
- Juvenile's song "Ha" is a raw, yet hilarious take on life in New Orleans' projects. "You got a trespassing charge, Ha? Your dick got hard, ha, when you was lookin' at them bras, Ha?!"
- Most who've heard of The Frantics would probably say "Ti Kwan Leep/Boot to the Head" is their CMoF. This troper is forced to disagree. If you can listen to "A Piece of Pie" without ever laughing, you are a fiend and you have no soul and I am coming for your children.
- Kagamine Len no Bousou:
- "Master, did you buy us thinking we were an Eroge? I'M RIGHT, AREN'T I?! 'But I still love him anyway'...is what he made me say *cry*"
- "I can't take this anymore...but I have...THE ROAD ROLLER! AHA, AHA, AHA! AHAHAHAHAHA!! AHA AHA! AHAHAHAHA!! HAAAA HA HA HA!!" (crash)
- "Len's pretty unstable..." (cue Len singing like a cat)
- Also sung by Len, Hetarenaide Yo! Oniichan. Specifically, at about the 1:57 mark: "Come (BLEEP), Onii-chan! / Don't worry about the pregnancy." The bleep, coupled with the song being sung by a 14-year-old boy who thinks he can get pregnant, is what makes the line (if not the rest of the song) hilarious.
- This parody fandub of SPICE!.
I'm at a strip club getting "SU-PAI-SU"
And that means "SPICE!", but who cares?
I'm getting blown...
...away by you, so watch me suggestively pose,
naked with this rabbit
WANNA BONE MY TWIN!
1st Style! Substream! 2nd Style! 3rd Style! 4th Style! 5th Style! 6th Style! 7th Style! 8th Style! 9th Style! 10TH STYLE, 2DX RED, HAPPY SKY, DISTORTED!! TWO DEE ECKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDD!!!!
- "Give Him A Flower" by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. While it's more or less a song about turning the other cheek, the sheer ridiculousness in the way its sung - complete with Napoleon Dynamite-styled music - makes you wanna roll on the floor and laugh.
- Spike Jones was the king of this subtrope in the 40's. Here are a few selections:
- The "Four Chord Song" by Axis of Awesome, especially the guy with the guitar  Overlaps with Awesome Moments as it proves a very good point about pop music
- "Preview" by Built To Spill, the final track of their album There's Nothing Wrong With Love. It claims to be "A preview of the next Built To Spill record", but is actually a collage of style parody snippets (of Hardcore Punk, noise rock, Emo / Pop Punk, and power ballads). The hardcore section is particularly funny, as the only lyrics are "Kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head, and then I'll kick you in the head".
- "Aja" by Steely Dan, a song about people embracing Asian culture without actually knowing anything about it.
Chinese music always sets me free
Angular banjos sound good to me
- "Dear Doctor" by The Rolling Stones, especially the part where Mick Jagger reads a Dear John letter in a high pitched voice.
- We got this far without a mention of A Boy Named Sue?
"My name is Sue. How do you do? NOW YOU GONNA DIE!"
- In King Crimson's cover of "Heroes" by David Bowie (from the 2000 live album Heavy ConstruKction), Adrian Belew changed the lyrics of the first line slightly:
"I, I will be king… Crimson"
- See also the Three of a Perfect Pair bonus track "The King Crimson Barber Shop."
- All of Kiss With A Fist.
- Not exactly music, but Jim Steinman's monologues "Love and Death and an American Guitar" and "The Want Ad" are both hilarious, particularly the ending of the former:
"... and just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the centre of the bed, my father woke up screaming 'Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! What do you think you're doing? THAT'S NO WAY TO TREAT AN EXPENSIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT!"
- "I've got no car and it's breaking my heart... but I've found a driver and that's a start!"
- Satan's Ice Cream Truck by Strapping Young Lad
- Big Booty Bitches. That is all.
- Like Built To Spill's "Preview", Self's "LA Radio" is also a bunch of snippets parodying different music genres strung together, this time edited to sound like someone flipping through a radio dial. The style parodies are entertaining enough, but the funniest moment might be a bit where someone calls a radio station to request Self:
DJ:That was The Dandy Fanny. Hits 106.9, I'm Tweaky Bob. Caller six, you're on the air!
Caller: Yeah, can you play some Self?
DJ: Excuse me, who?
Caller: Some Self, um... Self?
DJ: Alright kid, you got it, here's some Seal on Hits 106.9!
- Christian heavy rock group Thousand Foot Krutch doing a metal take on... "Jingle Bell Rock". It's equal parts hilarious and downright badass.
- Iggy Pop's "Success" has his whole backing band and producer David Bowie joining in on backing vocals, which basically repeat every lyric of the song. They keep repeating everything once Iggy starts going off on ad-libs near the end, so he decides to try to trip them up:
Iggy: I'm gonna do the twist!
All: I'm gonna do the twist!
Iggy: I'm gonna hop like a frog!
All: I'm gonna hop like a frog!
Iggy: I'm gonna go out on the street and do anything I want!
Iggy: Oh, shit...
All: Oh, shit!
- Yes shows a rare glimpse of humor on the title to track to 1977's Going for the One, care of mystically minded Cloudcuckoolander singer/lyricist Jon Anderson:
Now the verses I've sang
Don't add much weight
To the story in my head
So I'm thinking I should go and write a punchline
But they're so hard to find
In my cosmic mind
Funny Moments with the bands/artists
- Relient K as this about once per album, if not more, but the best is definitely Crayons Can Melt on Us for all I Care. The title might actually be longer than the song itself, which only makes it more hilarious.
- This video.
- Kelly Clarkson did not want to release "Already Gone" as a single, due to the fact that it was basically Beyonce's "Halo" with the Serial Numbers Filed Off. 19 Entertainment felt otherwise. So, while performing the song at one of her concerts, to get back at her record company and the writer of both songs, she did this (wait until the 3:32 mark).
- Short Stack: "We are confident enough in our sexuality to do a Kylie Minogue song!" They then proceeded to sing "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".
- In a live performance of Fake (possibly one of the most beautiful unrequited love songs ever written), the Frames' lead singer Glen Hansard decided to shake the song up a little. Between each half of each verse is an instrumental crescendo. During the crescendo in the second verse, he ad-libbed some new lyrics:
"I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one."
- Any time Chibi of The Birthday Massacre gives an interview, but especially the time when she tried to coerce the interviewer into taking up knitting.
- Go to the bottom on the Emilie Autumn page. Click the links. Yes, all of them.
- An entirely unintentional moment courtesy of Visual Kei/Goth Rock/Whatever band Malice Mizer, along with some very much intentional rubbish from their fanclub event.
- Ben Folds playing Chatroulette at a concert. Can double (triple?) as a Crowning Music of Awesome and a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- During his 30th Aniversary concert, Michael Jackson performed "You Rock My World" and Usher first comes out, leading to a small dance/robot battle. Then Chris Tucker, who had appeared in the music video of the song, comes out and starts to dance. Michael begins to crack up as Chris mimiced several of Michael's dance moves. Michael then did his kick-move, which Chris did, but with the wrong leg (relating to a joke Chris told earlier in the concert about Michael telling him he was "Kicking with the wrong leg" in Rush Hour 2, where Chris sang "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough") which causes Michael to do a literal ROFL.
- John Myung, the bassist for Dream Theater, well known (ironically) for not bringing attention to himself by even doing so much as talking most of the time, tackles lead singer James LaBrie in the middle of a concert as a result of a bet. None of the band knew about it beforehand and one of the technicians, who dared him to do it, didn't think he would do it.
- During a random jam in the middle of "Seek and Destroy" on Metallica's Live Shit CD, James prompts Jason to start soloing by saying, "Impress the fuck out of us." Jason responds by stopping playing entirely, to which James and Kirk agree, "I'm impressed."
- Jonah Bergman of Schoolyard Heroes responds to a Moral Guardian.
- Sara Bareilles sang a song that was called something like "You're an asshole" at a concert. People were given lyrics.
- Ella Fitzgerald performs "Mack the Knife" on the live album Ella in Berlin. She forgets the lyrics halfway through: "What's the next chorus to this song now?/This is the one now I don't know." But Ella improvises some new lyrics and pokes fun at her flub: "Now Ella and the fellas/We're making a wreck, what a wreck of Mack the Knife." This doubles as a Funny Moment and an Awesome Moment.
Funny Moments in music videos
- Hammerfall vs. the Swedish Womens' Olympic Curling team. What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome??
- Smooth Criminal, especially in the Moonwalker cut is a mix of Coolness and Funniness.
- Step one: watch the original gloomy, dark music video for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Step two: watch Weird Al Yankovic's version. Step three: get yourself off the floor.
- Speaking of Weird Al: The "White and Nerdy" video. Donny Osmond's dancing alone is enough to induce tears of laughter.
- Three words: "I edit Wikipedia."
- And on the topic of Weird Al: Listen to him duet with diva Kate Winslet in Award Bait Song fashion in the amazingly funny "I Need A Nap". Not only can everyone identify with the song, it's hard not to fall apart laughing when Al shouts out, "Change KEEEEEEEEEEY!"
- "It's the theme from Spy HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDD!!!!
- Speaking of Weird Al: The "White and Nerdy" video. Donny Osmond's dancing alone is enough to induce tears of laughter.
- G-Unit's diss skit against Ja Rule... That. Is. All.
- ALL Weird Al videos. But definitely Fat. Watch Michael Jackson's Bad (preferably the full-length version with its Talky Bookends). Then watch this.
- Oh come on! How can you talk about his music videos without mentioning his take on the infamously horrible MccArthur Park.
- Three words: Weasel. Stomping. Day.
- How about Kurt Cobain's reaction to being asked to lip-synch on Top of the Pops? Singing the whole of 'Teen Spirit' in a ridiculous Ian Curtis/Morrissey croon while miming playing his guitar with a completely flat hand and a gormless grin on his face?
- Speaking of Morrissey, didn't he, in a similar situation, swap out the microphone for a bouquet of gladiolas?
- Incredibad's debut single: **** in my pants has to be seen to properly appreciate.
- "I just ate a grape and I / JIZZED. IN. MY PANTS. / I went-- /
JIZZED. IN. MY PANTS.Okay guys, seriously, can we, okay?"
- And is promptly surpassed by another single by the same group: I'm On a Boat.
- LIKE A BAWSS
- This troper thought Seth Rogen's deadpan delivery of "You chop your balls off and DIE." was pure genius.
- Not to mention "Boom Box," which has Julian Casablancas (lead singer for The Strokes). Just watch it. EVERYONE WAS WEARING FINGERLESS GLOVES!
- I Just Had Sex. While sex is indeed quite awesome, this video takes it to absurd levels.
- "I just ate a grape and I / JIZZED. IN. MY PANTS. / I went-- /
But she was looking at her watch! (Doesn't matter I had sex!)
But I cried the whole time! (Doesn't matter I had sex!)
I think she might have been a racist! (Doesn't matter I had sex!)
She put a bag on my head! (Still counts!)
- Jack Black doing Sax Man. "He'll be right with you folks!"
- Power metal band Hammerfall did two videos for their song "Hearts on Fire". While one is fairly typical fare, the other features the Swedish Women's Olympic Curling Team. It's harder to say which is funnier: the curling team singing, or Hammerfall curling.
- Pink's video for "You Make Me Sick". Watch the angry slapstick fight in the mall and try not to laugh as they wreck the Santa Claus display.
- The live performance of "Cumbia Metalera" (Heavy Metal Cumbia). You see two guys in the scariest Goth attire possible, yelling "Blood!!! Death!!! Destruction!!!... CUMBIA!!!". Cue the metalheads playing Mexican cumbia.
- The video to Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" has pirates slapping each other.
- The 'Literal Video Version' of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart.
I walk onto a terrace where I think I'm alone/But Arthur Fonzarelli's got an army of clones! Fonzie's been cloned!
Blind posseeeeessed choiiiiir booooys!
- Similar to Nirvana and Iron Maiden, Muse also like to ham it up and switch instruments when forced to lip sync by a show. An appearance on a Spanish television show featured vocalist Matt Bellamy drumming like a Guitar Hero drummer with a cheesy smile on his face, and another one included him miming a synthesizer part by wildly waving his hands around several inches above the keyboard.
- "Hellglass", a skit filmed to serve as an extra on a live Self DVD. What purports to be a look behind the scenes in the recording studio is actually a Spinal Tap-esque self parody, with Matt Mahaffey generally acting like a Cloudcuckoolander, then revealing a very deep new song called "Hellglass", much to the disgust of his producer.
- Any Jason Mraz fans out there? Beautiful Mess Live On Earth,"making of" video. Particularly thekittens.
- Not a music video, but I don't know where to put it: A Richard Thompson fan invents his own lyrics to "So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo"
- ANY Buffalax vid.
- "GIRLY MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!"
- Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Afroman's "Whack Rappers" Both Part 1 and Part 2.
- Pretty much everything about Amanda Palmer's "Oasis." But especially the coat hanger.
- "You've been a bad girl. A very, very, bad, bad girl, Gaga."
- Additionally, Gaga posing in front of a fire and the ending of Bad Romance, with Gaga lying in bed beside a burnt skeleton with a cigarette in her mouth and a bra that ACTUALLY SPARKS. Or, as one literal video version put it, 'Cue light and death bra.'
- Dragon Force's music video for "Operation Ground and Pound". During the solo, the video suddenly shows that the entire video is just Herman and Sam playing a video game. At one part, it suddenly cuts to ZP Theart standing against a green screen drinking coffee, who shrugs before the scene cuts again.
- George Harrison's highly sarcastic (as he often wrote his songs) "This Song" (written in response to the descision of a court case involving his song "My Sweet Lord", the Chiffons' song "He's So Fine", and alleged plagiarism on George's part) is funny enough on its own (especially with Eric Idle's brief presence on the track), but the music video is ridiculousness Up to Eleven. Includes Ronnie Wood in drag.
- Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Cold Shot" has this hilarious video of Stevie getting abused by what is implied as his wife.
- Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al", which has Chevy Chase show up and start lip-synching the words right before Simon is about to; this is the culmination of a running Saturday Night Live gag where Chase would claim to be Simon. Their expressions during the video are priceless.
- "Johann Lippowitz" (played by David Armand)and his "interpretive mime" of Natalie Imbruglia's Torn. Becomes a CMOA when Natalie Imbruglia herself joins in at the 2006 Secret Policeman's Ball.
- KAITO and Len Kagamine's part during a Vocaloid cover of Las Ketchup's Aserejé is bound to start a giggle fit. The accompanying visuals make the part even funnier.
- The video for Conquest by The White Stripes, especially the bull's CGI puppy-dog eyes.
- Alanis Morissette's version of 'My Humps' by the Black Eyed Peas. Especially at:
"And you don't want no drama. No no drama no no no drama."
- If you think Pink Floyd is all serious and glum, look at this video they shot for "Corporal Clegg".
- At the end of ABBA's video for "Take a Chance on Me", when Frida strides off the stage, and Benny hops off his chair and goes scuttling after her.
- Weezer's Pork and Beans is pretty funny. They have about every YouTube-hit in their video, which leads to hilarious combinations.
- The video for Here It Goes Again from OK Go is a really cool dance. On treadmills.
- Meshuggah made a video for their song "New Millennium Cyanide Christ", a song about a man who seeks to become the messiah through cybernetic enhancements, which consists of the band playing air guitar and air drums on the tour bus, with Jens Kidman singing into a pen.
- Jack Conte covers Feel Good Inc. and looks rather goofy while doing the maniacal laughter.
- The entire video for Wallpaper's "Stupidfacedd", but especially, especially, the "dancing" by The Big Guy and Wallpaper's spazzing out on the couch near the beginning.
- This music video of Indonesian parody song "Tenda Biruku". The music's already hilarious, the music video punts it Up to Eleven.
Funny Moments in TV Show Themes
- "Yakety Sax", aka The Benny Hill Show theme. Anyone who has heard it knows why.
- "You are sleeping, really sleeping, but I don't mind if you are sleeping..."
Funny Moments in Interviews/Public Appearances
- Kurt Cobain attending Headbanger's Ball wearing a ridiculous yellow dress. When asked about it, he replied "It's Headbanger's Ball so I thought I'd wear a gown."
- After a very intense (for MTV standards at least) performance by Marilyn Manson at the 1997 Video Music Awards, host Chris Rock yelled for the audience to "Run to church right now or you're going to hell!"
- Dave Mustaine got kicked out of Metallica and formed Megadeth. Mustaine had some bitter feelings, but tha band just laughs at him.
- "If we knew we'd form another group and be managers".
- This commercial featuring death metal band Suffocation advertising a Dark Ages program on the History Channel.
- ↑ "inside me"