Top 10 Funny Songs for Seniors

Looking around the internet, you’ll be able to find plenty of lists of silly songs for kids. But where are the funny songs for seniors? We don’t lose our senses of humor as we age, and we can find lots to laugh in songs such as those in the list below:

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

9. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight? – those questions that keep us up at night

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 in music making groups with older folks.

What are some of your favorite goofy songs for seniors?


  1. Mimi on April 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Just found a “new” one today about Veronica and her harmonica !

    • soundscapemusictherapy on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Ooh! I’ll have to look for that one.

  2. Anne on April 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah; Boom Boom Ain’t it Great to be Crazy!!

    • soundscapemusictherapy on April 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Yes! Good ones!

  3. Peggy Lewis on April 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    “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”

    • soundscapemusictherapy on April 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Those are all great, Peggy! I bet you have a silly songs playlist, don’t you? 😉

  4. musicsparks on April 5, 2013 at 6:41 am

    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.

    • soundscapemusictherapy on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

      That’s a great song, too – one of my new favorites. We’ll be laughing all month!

  5. Katherine on April 8, 2013 at 7:58 am

    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”

  6. William Griffiths on February 6, 2024 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for all your suggestions please keep them going I love it I’ve been playing in bands for years mainly as a musio banjo &guitar recently my wife & I have started a duo to entertain age care as I am young
    age care but not care yet. I’m an average vocalist but can carry a tune I’ve got a spontaneous sense of humour. Which the seniors seem to enjoy I thought I could contribute to our duo singing some funny songs the seniors seem to respond to humour
    Thanks for your suggestions please keep them coming
    Cheers Will Perth west Australia

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