Coming up with song titles can be difficult enough, let alone finding one so funny it will make you laugh out loud. After all, a song’s success can depend on how closely the title captures the feeling or emotion of the song. Thankfully, there are many songs that have successfully managed to get the humorous tone across in their titles, leaving us laughing hard. If you’re looking for a good chuckle, here are some of the most hilarious song titles that will make you laugh out loud.
Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
This 1963 classic has become iconic for its inclusion in the film “The Big Lebowski” and its general zany sound. The song is basically just a repetition of the phrase “the bird is the word”, yet the title will have you in stitches from the combination of two genres.
Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead – The Munchkins
This 1939 song from “The Wizard of Oz” has to be one of the most upbeat and tongue-in-cheek song titles of all time. The title tells the story of a victorious celebration as the Wicked Witch of the West is dead, resulting in a clever and hilarious, albeit morbid, title.
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s 2008 ode to the primal urge of giving in to the forbidden exhilaration of kissing a girl became an instant hit. On the surface, it’s an already funny song title, but the added potential double entendre of the phrase explains why it became just as famous as the actual song.
You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This – Toby Keith
Toby Keith’s 1999 country-western single was a story of forbidden love and temptation born out of the title’s double entendre. The song is based on the idea of wanting to do something that you know you shouldn’t, something that is comically encapsulated in the title.
Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
This 1985 hit from Dire Straits is an anthem for wishful thinkers who dream of an easy life filled with nice things. The title is an acknowledgment of the fact that, although this might come true for some people, for the majority of us, it’s just a pipe dream.
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
Everyone remembers this classic 1978 hit from Rod Stewart that was a wanton ode to casual flings. The cheeky and brash title is humorous in itself, but made even more so by the idea of a title that blatantly asks the listener a direct question.
How Much Is That Doggie In the Window? – Patti Page
This 1952 classic has remained popular almost 70 years later due to its adorable content. The title is definitely one of the funniest ever, as it hilariously evokes the idea of someone trying to buy a canine companion through a storefront window.
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Billy Idol’s 1988 smash hit is the anthem for nights out on the town. Its punny title is a genius combination of the phrase “Oh! Money, Money!” and the English slang term “Maneater”. It’s a combination that’s sure to leave you laughing for hours.
I Love Rock n’ Roll – Joan Jett
Joan Jett’s 1982 classic is a humorous title that refers to the outlandish nature of rock n’ roll as well as the lifestyle it implies. It’s an infectious song title that speaks to the heart of rebellious youth and makes fun of how important the genre is to so many music lovers.
Would You Like to Swing on A Star? – Bing Crosby
This 1944 song from Bing Crosby is an adorably innocent tune that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the 1940s. The title is lighthearted, amusing, and delightful, and one that can make you chuckle at the sheer naivety of it all.
Party in The USA – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’s 2009 smash hit single is an appealing tune that draws influence from both California punk and mainstream pop music. The title alone is hilarious in its homage to the wilder side of America, and the fun and partying lifestyle that it’s known for.
These are just some of the most hilarious song titles of all time. Humorous titles and digressions are what make music so enjoyable and give us the opportunity to let off a little steam in the form of laughter. From The Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird” to Patti Page’s “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”, there’s a song out there with a funny title that will have you laughing out loud.