Musical comedy is a hard trick to pull off. It's an ugly business, yes indeed. But like any business, there are amateurs and there are pros. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the pros. The professionals. The lucky buggers who were not only blessed with sharp wits and observant eyes, but also with the rare ability to hold a tune. When combined, they come up with some of the funniest songs ever comitted to tape. Or computer - who knows how this stuff works?
10. “L.A. Deli,” Kroll Show
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
With his new album "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is up to his usual hijinks -- selecting some of the most defining pop songs of the past few years and spoofing them with some devastatingly funny one-liners. He's been doing this for 30 years with an impossibly consistent amount of success, honoring some of pop's biggest stars and typically outlasting them as relevant music-makers. How does Yankovic do it?
9.”A Mighty Wind is Blowin’,” A Mighty Wind
Pop music certainly has its place in the world, offering simple pleasures from catchy tunes that burrow their way into your head where they remain until another, more powerful, ditty comes along. It doesn't matter whether it's your preferred genre or not, certain pop songs will still enter into your subconscious and lay dormant until you catch yourself singing the chorus in the shower one morning. Thankfully there is a simple way of alleviating some of the guilt you may feel for liking these mostly terrible songs from the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Beyonce all of whom are immensely popular musicians on Facebook. I am, of course, talking about song parodies, which have existed for centuries in one form or another. People use Facebook in lots of different ways.
And what song propelled him to these middling heights of fading fame in the first place? This song is both funny and could easily have been a hit in Chris Rock got to play rap star in the cult hit CB4 , sending up the gangster rap that had taken over the genre at the time.