Top 10 Funny Songs for Seniors

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?]]>


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

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

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

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

  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”

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