67 Funny Karaoke Songs

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Funny Karaoke Songs

There are plenty of dramatic songs you can sing at karaoke to show off your pipes and gain respect from your friends, but usually, the idea is to entertain. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to make the whole bar crack up. Here are some funny karaoke songs. Keep reading to learn them!


1. “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band

Song Year: 1973

Goofy sound effects, a catchy bassline, and ridiculous lyrics make this tune a karaoke favorite. Build up the humor with a loud outfit, or lean into the playboy image however you want. Either way, it’s sure to elicit laughs from your friends.

2. “Love Shack” by The B-52s

Song Year: 1989

The campy vibe of this new-wave hit lends itself perfectly to funny karaoke. It’s best to find a duet buddy to sing the different parts, but it may be even funnier if you do them all yourself.

3. “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred

Song Year: 1991

You don’t have to work hard for this song to be a fun choice. It’s already written into the lyrics and matched by a zany piano-accented beat. Extra points for humor if you remove articles of clothing just like the song implies you should.

4. “Barbie Girl” by Aqua

Song Year: 1997

Cartoony and crazy, this song is an ideal pick for anyone who wants to bring some fun vibes to the karaoke bar. Even better if the singer is male and does it in falsetto.

5. “White and Nerdy” by Weird Al

Song Year: 2006

This parody of the 2000s rap song “Ridin’ Dirty” features Weird Al being as geeky as possible. Do the same at the karaoke mic and watch your friends go into stitches.

6. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus

Song Year: 1992

This country classic has won more awards than you’d think by hearing its message. You don’t have to be from Kentucky to imitate Cyrus’ heavy Southern accent and perform some gentle hip gyrations for the best effect when you sing.

7. “Y.M.C.A.” by The Village People

Song Year: 1978

It’s not absolutely necessary to dress up as one of the iconic figures from The Village People when you put this song in the karaoke rotation, but it sure does make it funnier. The whole bar is likely to put their hands up and join you in the famous chorus.

8. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

Song Year: 1979

This comedy of errors features a husband who puts an ad in the personals column only to meet up with his current wife. The lyrics are amusing, the music is quirky, and the range isn’t too wide for your average Joe to give it a shot on the mic.

9. “Summer Nights” by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

Song Year: 1978

This classic duet is supposed to be sung by teenagers but has rabid sexual undertones. Playing this up or keeping it innocent is entirely up to you. Regardless, there’s sure to be a Grease fan or five at the karaoke bar.

10. “I’m On a Boat” by The Lonely Island Featuring T-Pain

Song Year: 2009

The Saturday Night Live funny guys never fail to amuse with their silly rap songs. This one, as per the title, is about nothing deeper than how cool it is to be on a boat. Count on the lyrics of this one to carry you to karaoke success.

11. “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

Song Year: 1990

From the retro ‘90s clothing to the classic dance moves, “Ice Ice Baby” is an earworm that everyone who was alive in that decade knows well. Your friends will immediately stop and listen when you begin this song, even if they don’t want to collaborate.

12. “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon

Song Year: 1986

Arguably the most famous track off of his Graceland album, Simon’s silly song is filled with African-tinged rhythms, irresistible brass riffs, and a nonstop, nonsense jumble of lyrics. There are a lot of words here, but if you can pull it off, you’ll have the bar in stitches.

13. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains Of Wayne

Song Year: 2003

Everyone agrees that this was one of the best songs of the early 2000s, and it serves well as a funny karaoke tune. We just feel bad for all the girls in the world named Stacy.

14. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

Song Year: 1987

From the very first guitar chords, people instantly recognize this song. Play up the Irish accent and maybe get a friend to jump in on the vocal harmonies. You should have everyone at the bar hollering back the call-and-response before you get through the first chorus.

15. “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Song Year: 1981

There aren’t many songs that get the karaoke venue as excited as this tune does. Dress in an ‘80s costume, stand on a chair, play air guitar, or whatever gets you in character. Of course, there’s the Britney Spears cover, but we recommend you stick with the original.

16. “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Song Year: 1992

The frenetic energy and nonstop lyrical barrage of this tune make it an irresistible choice when it comes to funny karaoke songs. Show off your booty or sing it awkwardly to a friend – either way, your audience is going to love it.

17. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba

Song Year: 1997

This strange, chaotic song dominated the radio airwaves in the late ‘90s and remains an earworm that easily gets stuck in people’s heads today. If you do it at karaoke, grab a female friend to sing the interlude – and several different types of drinks.

18. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

Song Year: 1978

Equal parts solid rock song and cheeky joke, this track off of Queen’s iconic Jazz album hasn’t lost momentum since it first burst onto the scene in the ‘70s. Karaoke singers of every gender and size enjoy putting this one into the rotation for the sake of amusement.

19. “Hey Ya!” by Outkast

Song Year: 2003

This staple of the early 2000s is pure chaos. It’s perfect for karaoke because anyone can latch onto the simple melody, but also because it requires some shout-outs to other bar patrons that will surely elicit an enthusiastic response.

20. “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

Song Year: 2011

This country-crossover hit caught nearly everyone with its irresistible party vibe. Keith himself spoke negatively about the song, but it remains a karaoke favorite to this day.

21. “U Can’t Touch This” by M.C. Hammer

Song Year: 1990

The rapper M.C. Hammer welcomed the new decade of hip-hop with his signature song and plenty of original dance moves. This karaoke tune is not for the faint of heart.

22. “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies

Song Year: 1998

Make sure to try this one before you start heavy drinking. Many words are packed into just a few minutes of music. Fortunately, a few musical interludes allow you to catch your breath before launching into the next quick-spitting verse.

23. “She’s A Lady” by Tom Jones

Song Year: 1971

Jones’ most popular song is a karaoke favorite for its fun sound and the silly description of who he considers a lady. Sing it to a particular girl at the bar and watch her giggle at your antics, whether you borrow them directly from Tom himself or invent your own.

24. “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann

Song Year: 1964

This delightful ‘60s bop is not only easy to sing, but also it invites you to let your friends join in on the echoes. Accessible to nearly anyone (male or female) and with a timeless earworm on the chorus, we encourage you to own the cheesiness and bring a smile to everyone in the bar.

25. “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney

Song Year: 1999

This country staple doesn’t take much explanation: Chesney is delighted that his crush is as redneck as he is. Full of Midwestern sex appeal and a rollicking rhythm, you can play up the silliness with topical charades and hand gestures.

26. “Whip It” by Devo

Song Year: 1980

There’s nothing unfunny about guys in a band all wearing flowerpots on their heads. This over-the-top rock combo provides some excellent karaoke fodder with its zany hijinks.

27. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

Song Year: 1999

The gender-bending atmosphere of the music video reflects in the lyrics, as Twain questions what it means to be a woman. Partying, drinking, dancing, and dressing up all come into play here. Put in this song as a guy, and you’ll have the bar in stitches.

28. “Brick House” by The Commodores

Song Year: 1977

Get funky and sassy at the mic with this vintage hit. Whether you have a thick lady to dedicate your song to or just the ideal vision of one, you’ll definitely crack up your friends regardless.

29. “Tequila” by The Champs

Song Year: 1958

With an iconic saxophone melody and frenetic percussion, this song carries a lot of silly energy. The joke is that you can choose this at karaoke and only have to “sing” (really, chant) one word throughout its entire two-minute duration. Bonus points if you dance to it like PeeWee Herman.

30. “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck Berry

Song Year: 1972

It’s rare that a song this old has so many euphemisms and double entendres. Lean into the inappropriate humor with some hand gestures and watch your friends at the bar alternately cringe and guffaw.

31. “Feed Me” by Levi Stubbs

Song Year: 1986

Little Shop of Horrors, one of the most ridiculous shows in Broadway history, features a giant plant who begs his caretaker to feed him human flesh. When you do it right, there’s no song better to sing at karaoke. Creepy, weird, or intense, just have fun with it.

32. “My Sharona” by The Knack

Song Year: 1979

Though the message is questionable by today’s standards, “My Sharona” remains a party favorite for its wild vocals and punk-rock attitude. Bring up the energy in the room and go wild on this one.

33. “Space Oddity” by David Bowie

Song Year: 1969

The timeless saga of Ground Control and Major Tom has made its way into the karaoke canon for a good reason. Even though the energy is chill, you can wail on the chorus, including a friend on harmony, if it suits you both.

34. “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls

Song Year: 1996

One of the most recognizable melodies of the ‘90s comes to us from perhaps the most beloved British girl-pop band. It’s impossible not to have fun with this one.

35. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega

“Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” by Lou Bega

Song Year: 1999

Based on a Cuban jazz/mambo tune from the 1940s, Lou Bega added his own twist to it in the late 90s for an unforgettable one-hit-wonder. Dancing girls, ostensibly the subject of Bega’s affection until he moves onto his next flavor of the week, infuse it with energy both in the music video and (hopefully) when you hop on the mic at your karaoke bar.

36. “Please Mr. Postman” by The Carpenters

Song Year: 1975

This version is a cover of the girl-band original by The Marvelettes. Less Motown and more singable, the Carpenters sing about waiting to get a message from their sweetheart, for a result both cutesy and horribly outdated.

37. “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads

Song Year: 1977

Let’s face it: most songs Talking Heads do are weird and funny. This one, in particular, has that vocal pattern leading up to the chorus, then you get to wail at the end of it. Throw in some goofy dance moves, and you’ll be a hit.

38. “I Try” by Macy Gray

Song Year: 1999

Even though no one’s quite sure what’s so funny about this song, we all agree it brings a grin to our faces. Is it the misheard lyrics? Gracy’s strange vocal style? The way it’s so undeniably late-90s? Whatever the case, you’ll have the whole bar singing along.

39. “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by They Might Be Giants

Song Year: 1990

This tongue-in-cheek band wastes no time indulging us in some Middle Eastern and verbal humor. A cheeky fiddle line, Turkish accents, and nonsense vocals make this one a karaoke favorite. Just be careful not to have too many drinks before you attempt the fast-moving lyrics.

40. “Good Lovin’” by The Rascals

Song Year: 1966

If you’re a fan of the oldies, this is a perfect option to be silly. The Rascals’ wild abandon when they sing and dance is fun to imitate, and you can even get a few of your friends (or the bar patrons) to chime in on the echo. Don’t miss the cheesy organ solo in the middle.

41. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown

Song Year: 1964

Another song from the same era is Brown’s classic that defies you not to twist and wiggle as you sing it. His over-the-top character and the simplistic lyrics have made this a karaoke favorite for as long as it’s been around. 

42. “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc.

Song Year: 1980

If you’re in the mood for a disco song, try “Funkytown” and watch everybody in the bar instantly wake up. We recommend that no guys try this one unless you have an amazing falsetto.

43. “Drunken Sailor” by Irish Rovers

Song Year: 2005

Repetitious, hilarious, and full of seaward fun, this traditional sea shanty is a great choice for a place where everyone is probably drinking anyway. Grab a few friends and get on the mic so you can properly execute the call-and-response format.

44. “London Bridge” by Fergie

Song Year: 2006

Filled to the brim with Yankee attitude, the music video features Fergie teasing the Buckingham Palace guards with her sex-kitten antics. Cheeky, sultry, and easy to sing, this semi-rap tune makes a great option if you don’t have a good sense of pitch. Just dance and have fun.

45. “Welcome To the Internet” by Bo Burnham

Song Year: 2021

A Netflix darling and cult-status comedian, Burnham has put out a plethora of witty material that lends itself well to karaoke. This one moves fast, so be ready to watch the screen carefully unless you have the lyrics memorized.

46. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr.

Song Year: 1984

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to break this one out at karaoke. The title song from the classic ‘80s movie brings its own brand of funny, including a brass riff and an irresistible beat that your friends can’t help but dance to.

47. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham

Song Year: 1984

Bouncy, carefree, and lighthearted, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley entertained millions with this smash hit. Play up the ‘80s silliness for the best effect (including era-appropriate clothing and dance moves).

48. “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain and Tennille

Song Year: 1975

The aesthetic of this song lends itself to humor without even being over the top. That iconic bassline could be anything – tuba, synth, or some kind of winds and brass. Whatever it is, it combines sound effects and a jaunty rhythm to make a cute and silly song choice.

49. “Working For the Weekend” by Loverboy

Song Year: 1981

The irony here is apparent: no one is working because they’re all at the karaoke bar. But you can lean into this ultra-80s tune and really play up the showmanship, even throwing in some air guitar on that solo in the middle. The bold vocals are begging for you to steal the show.

50. “Rasputin” by Boney M.

Song Year: 1978

The weird blend of disco, funk, and pop reflects the global mishmash of Boney M’s band. It’s your decision whether you want to attempt his Russian-influenced dancing onstage at the bar.

51. “What A Man” by Linda Lydell

Song Year: 1968

This tune makes a great karaoke choice whether you have a partner to sing it to or not. If you prefer a hipper version with rap verses, try the early-90s version of “Whatta Man” by Salt-n-Pepa and En Vogue. Either way, it’ll be a hit.

52. “Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runner

Song Year: 1982

One of the ‘80s’ quirkiest tunes, “Come On Eileen” has a little bit of everything. Fiddle, piano, and wind licks add to the instrumental texture, while the Irish nonsense vocals are just plain silly. Do this one alone or with your tipsy friend.

53. “The Song That Goes Like This” by Christopher Sieber and Sara Ramirez

Song Year: 2005

This number from the award-winning Broadway musical Spamalot is delightfully meta and full of self-referential humor. Entice a partner to be your onstage protagonist, and let the Monty Python silliness erupt.

54. “I Can’t Dance” by Genesis

Song Year: 1991

Groovy and catchy, this rare pop hit from progressive-rock band Genesis is a dorky celebration of dorky guys. Match them by busting out some terrible dance moves of your own, or just sing and don’t move at all for equally funny results.

55. “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

Song Year: 2016

The humor in this song isn’t the music itself but because Mars’ creativity and showmanship are impressive. But when you get on the mic and try to match his suave demeanor, it’s sure to get a laugh out of your pals.

56. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Song Year: 1988

Whistling and body percussion punctuate this happy-go-lucky tune from the late ‘80s. If you want to stay authentic, sing it at the mic with McFerrin’s contrived island accent.

57. “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy” by Big and Rich

Song Year: 2004

Is this song rock, pop, rap, or country? It turns out no one cares. “Cowboy” is fun and wildly inappropriate, so it’s sure to be a hit at karaoke night. Make sure to do all the rodeo charades so everyone can get into the act with you, especially on the chorus.

58. “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats

Song Year: 1981

Rockabilly reigns supreme in this #1 tune from Brian Setzer and his blues-rock cats. Play up the tomcat vibe here, meowing and purring as much as possible for the audience’s sake.

59. “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy

Song Year: 2000

Shaggy’s unique mushy vocal style and catchy beats had early 2000s radio in a vice grip. Due to adult themes, this isn’t the right song for every occasion, but it’s funny in a bar setting.

60. “Africa” by Toto

Song Year: 1982

Everything about this song is unusual. The instrumental textures and musical structure are both unique, but they don’t hold a candle to the strange lyrics. Enough people know this tune that you’re guaranteed to have some singing along if you choose it.

61. “Sweet Transvestite” by Richard O’Brien

Song Year: 1974

In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of Tim Curry’s most prominent roles, he gave us an enduring karaoke classic. Flamboyant, wild, and hilarious, you can’t help but entertain when you put this one in the rotation.

62. “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground

Song Year: 1990

For fans of ‘90s hip-hop, this is a challenge to rap and even more difficult to dance to. But if you give it a shot, you’re sure to draw chuckles from your karaoke buds – especially those who join you for the dancing part.

63. “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley

Song Year: 1958

This song isn’t quite oldies and isn’t quite rock n’ roll, either. But there’s no question that it’s a zany feat of mid-century storytelling. Who doesn’t enjoy a good alien story at karaoke night?

64. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

Song Year: 1987

It’s unclear whether this song’s popularity is because of its resurgence due to the Rickroll phenomenon or whether it was going to be a lasting hit without becoming a joke. Regardless, everyone at your neighborhood bar can appreciate some Astley.

65. “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys

Song Year: 1999

The turn of the century saw the renewed success of boy-band pop, but it all sounds pretty over-the-top two decades later. These tunes are hilarious if an ultra-masculine guy sings them, though they work for any karaoke aficionado.

66. “Amish Paradise” by Weird Al Yankovic

Song Year: 1996

Weird Al makes it onto our list twice because he’s just so darn funny. At his best when parodying rap songs, this cover of Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” is extra hilarious due to all the farming and religious references.

67. “1985” by Bowling For Soup

Song Year: 2004

Nostalgic, funny, and a little bit sad, “1985” is about a middle-aged woman who’s living in the daydreams of her teenage years. Anyone in their 40s who you sing karaoke with will enjoy this tune.

Best Funny Karaoke Songs, Final Thoughts

From mainstream pop-rock to Broadway and beyond, there are plenty of funny karaoke songs. Bring the house down with your onstage persona, or just do a silly song the way it was written. Either way, you and your friends at the karaoke bar will have a great night.

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