Top 10 Funny Songs for Seniors

Happy April! With April Fool’s Day starting the month, and the light, goofy feeling that comes with springtime, I can think of no better way to celebrate this new season than by singing some equally ridiculous songs. The goofy songs I list below are some of my favorites to share with music therapy clients when it’s time to lighten the mood.

10. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – you say “to-MAY-to,” and I say “to-MAH-to.”

9. A Boy Named Sue – you can’t beat Johnny Cash’s rendition of this family drama

8. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – singing it is fun; trying to spell it – even better!

7. Too Fat Polka – a ridiculous reason to refuse to dance

6. New Horizons in Music Appreciation – for the classical music lovers, a play-by-play commentary on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony by Peter Schikele

5. If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time – at least the singer is being honest.

4. Little Brown Jug – each verse is funnier than the last

3. Your Feets Too Big – Fats Waller’s classic song

2. It’s Hard To Be Humble – “…when you’re perfect in every way”

1. Mairzy Doats – I love this one, for the silly lyrics and the reactions it often brings from my older adult clients.

What are some of your favorite goofy songs for seniors?


9 thoughts on “Top 10 Funny Songs for Seniors

  1. Peggy Lewis says:

    “When The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down”
    “Abba Dabba Honeymoon”
    “There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”
    “Mama Loves Mambo”
    “I Went To The Animal Fair”
    “Bushel & A Peck”
    “Countin’ Flowers On The Wall”

  2. musicsparks says:

    I love the list you created, Rachelle. The others added in comments are great, too.I’ll add: “Ma, He’s Making Eyes At Me”. It is humor month so I challenge everyone to keep the laughter going.

  3. Katherine says:

    These are great fun (pardon the pun)! I love playslists that can go on forever. Some more I didn’t see mentioned yet:
    “What Did Deleware?”
    “(Would you like to) Swing on a Star”
    “Yes, We Have No Bananas”
    “Pistol Packin’ Mama”

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