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47 All-Time Funniest Songs To Cheer You Up

47 All-Time Funniest Songs To Cheer You Up

When you feel like having a bad day or just having some down time because of the stressful work, some annoying people, or the bad weather; you don’t always want to talk with people about how you feel. You’d probably prefer chilling on your own with some music playing, particularly some songs that would make you smile, right?

As a music lover, I love listening to and playing different kinds of music. Recently I’ve researched on the funniest songs on YouTube and Spotify and have shortlisted 47 funny and upbeat songs that will surely cheer you up! The list of songs ranged from the 70s, 80s and 90s hits to recent pop songs, you’ll definitely find positive vibes from one of them.

Just sing along when you’re feeling down. Some of the music videos are quite funny too! (By the way, if you love these songs, I’ve got you the complete playlist at the end!)

1. Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle

Forget about La La Land, and sing aloud “la la la la….”

I’ve been watching you!
A La La La La Long
A La La La La Long Long
Li Long Long Long.

2. Witch Doctor – Cartoons

Annoying but super funny!

Ooo eee oo ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bang bang….

3. Wannabe – Spice Girls

Yoooo tell me what you want! I just want some fun!

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha.

4. Dragostea Din Tei – O-Zone

We just can’t help singing along the languages we don’t understand, don’t we?

Mai-ia-hii Mai-ia-huu Mai-ia-ha Mai-ia-haha
Mai-ia-hii Mai-ia-huu Mai-ia-ha Mai-ia-haha

5. Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! – Vengaboys

We just wanna do the “BOOM” sound anyway.

Boom boom boom boom
I want to do the boom

6. Barbie Girl – Aqua

Oh who would miss this? Barbie Girl’s just always our favorite! (I always do the lip dub when it’s Ken singing by the way.)

You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

7. Friday – Rebecca Black

Well, what’s better than Fridays?

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend

 8. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

We love the music anyway, for the lyrics? Of course it’s “can’t touch this”!

Can’t touch this (oh-oh oh oh oh-oh-oh)
Can’t touch this (oh-oh oh oh oh-oh-oh)
My-my-my-my music…

9. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of….) – Lou Bega

Ladies and gentlemen, just a list of ladies in his life, okay?

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A little bit of Monica in my life
A little bit of Erica by my side
A little bit of Rita is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see

10 .Call Me Maybe – Carly Ras Jepsen

Oh so it’s call me Maybe, or call me, maybe? Not funny? Fine…

Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here’s my number,
So call me, maybe!

11. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

Falsetto is the focus here, okay?

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

12. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C & C Music Factory

Again, falsetto is the focus here, okay?

Ev’rybody dance now!
Ev’rybody dance now!
Yeah! Yeah!
Ev’rybody dance now!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

13. I Like to Move It – Real 2 Real

I know what you’re thinking, it’s not originated from Madagascar!

I like to move it, move it.
I like to move it, move it.
Ya like to… move it.

14. Y.M.C.A – Village People

Young man, when you’re singing this along, don’t forget your hand gestures for Y-M-C-A.

It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

15. Tunak Tunak Tun – Daler Mehndi

Yes, we’re in love with the foreign language. Do you know that Tunak Tunak Tun actually means dear / beloved? It’s a Bhangra Pop song. [1]

Tunak tunak tun, tunak tunak tun, tunak tunak tun, da da da
Tunak tunak tun, tunak tunak tun, tunak tunak tun, da da da

16. Lemon Tree – Fools Garden

This is funny in a kind of sad way…

I’m sitting here in a boring room, it’s just another rainy
Sunday afternoon. I’m wasting my time, I got nothing to do.
I’m hanging around, I’m waiting for you,
But nothing ever happens – and I wonder.

17. Macarena – Los Del Rio

Eh,… Macarena – the only word we sing whenever this song plays. It’s actually a pretty funny song about the girl Macarena wanting to meet a boyfriend in the States! [2]

Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena…..
¡Eh,… Macarena! Aaay!

18. Gangnam Style – PSY

This was the most popular song back a few years ago, and I bet you know how to dance to this song!

Op, op, op, op Oppa Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style

19. Funky Town – Lipps Inc.

The funky music just makes you feel so energetic and want to keep moving!

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Well, I talk about it, talk about it
Talk about it, talk about it Talk about, talk about
Talk about movin’

20. #SELFIE – The Chainsmokers

A not-so-long ago released song about the common phenomenon of people taking selfie all the time. The monologue is just so cool.

After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette?
I really need one
But first, Let me take a selfie

21. Lollipop – Mika

This is just a lovely idea to suck on the lollipop haha!

Sucking too hard on your lollipop,
Or love’s gonna get you down

22. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

This just speaks our minds when we want some slack time.

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed

23. Hot N Cold – Katy Perry (and the Chipettes version’s even better)

The original Katy Perry version is nice, but I’d also recommend you to try the Chipette version!

You’re up then you’re down You’re wrong when it’s right It’s black and it’s white
We fight, we break up We kiss, we make up

24. Dub-I-Dub – Me & My

I can’t even remember other lyrics in the song besides Dub-I-Dub. We just love to sing it along!

Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-dub-dub-dub Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-yeah-yeah
Dub-i-dub-i-dub-i-dub-dub-dub I don’t need your love

25. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Well yes, girls just wanna have fun. Period.

Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they want to have fun Oh girls just want to have

26. We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool, DCup

Just sing along and knot your head with pa pa l’ americano.

Pa pa l’ americano
Pa pa l’ americano
Pa pa l’ americano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR8logunPzQ

27. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

Just admit it! You like this song too!

Upside, inside out she’s livin la vida loca
She’ll push and pull you down, livin la vida loca

28. Dancing Lasha Tumbai – VERKA SERDUCHKA

It’s a German song about speaking dance, the song sounds really lovely!

Sieben, Sieben, ai lyu lyu Sieben, Sieben, ein, zwei…
ein, zwei, drei

29. My First Kiss – 3oh3! feat. Ke$ha

The sound of the kiss is the thing you definitely can’t miss in the song.

My first kiss went a little like this
[muach] and twist [muach muach] and twist

30. We Will Rock You – Queen

Hey buddy, just listen how I’m gonna rock you!

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

31. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are just awesome here, who can resist the beat of this song?

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Call the po-lice and the fireman

32. Summer Nights – Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta (soundtrack from Grease)

From the musical Grease, the “tell mer more” song will never bore you!

Tell me more, tell me more How much dough did he spend?
Tell me more, tell me more Could she get me a friend?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlgDbTpFYJc

 33. Rude – MAGIC!

The funny part is how honest the guy is being with his lover’s dad, don’t you think so?

Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too? Why you gotta be so rude?
I’m gonna marry her anyway

34. We Like To Party! – Vengaboys

Yes, we know that they really like to party, yes we get that.

We like to party
We like, we like to party…. We like to party

35. Beat It – Michael Jackson

A song about beating up the other, it’s kind of funny. (Don’t get me wrong. This is a really nice song and MJ is a legend!)

Showin’ how funky strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it

36. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO

Whoever says they’re sexy and they know it is funny enough.

Girl look at that body
Girl look at that body
I work out  I’m sexy and I know it

37. Waka Waka – Shakira

This is a lovely song and we all like to sing along “waka waka”!

Tsamina mina, eh eh Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

38. Pump It – The Black Eyed Peas

Personally I think the part singing “louder” is worth highlighting.

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Pump it (louder)
Pump it (louder)
Pump it (louder)
…..

39. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede

I can’t stop this feeling either, the sound of ooga-chaka keeps ringing in my head.

Ooga-chaka Ooga-Ooga
Ooga-chaka Ooga-Ooga
….

40. Grace Kelly – Mika

A very cute song about becoming more elegant and look better to impress another person.

I could be brown I could be blue I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful I could be purple I could be anything you like

41. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

I think this is a very nice song to play (or sing) to someone if they’re trying to stop you from having a good time.

Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time just give me a call

42. Money Money Money – Abba

Funny but sad song about the reality…

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay  Ain’t it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me  That’s too bad

43. Beauty School Drop Out – Frankie Avalon (soundtrack from Grease)

Another song from Grease, the approach of trying to motivate the girl is quite funny.

Beauty school dropout, No graduation day for you.
Beauty school dropout, Missed your midterms and flunked shampoo!

44. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

The rap is cool, but we only remember the vanilla ice baby. Yes, our fault.

Ice ice baby, Vanilla
Ice ice baby, Vanilla

45. You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd – Roger Miller

The lyrics are just so cute about skating in different places!

Ya can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd  But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to
Ya can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage  But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to

46. YOLO – The Lonely Island, Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar

#YOLO, the way the song’s telling people to live the moment is funny. I particularly like these lines:

Never go to loud clubs  ‘Cause it’s bad for your ears.
Your friends will all be sorry  When they can’t hear.

47. Axel F – Crazy Frog

Bing bing bing bing, bing bing, bing bing bing bing, bing bing bing…. BANG BANG… can you think of anything funnier and crazier than this?

Just follow and listen to the complete playlist here on Spotify:

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Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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Last Updated on October 16, 2018

How to Overcome Your Irrational Fears (That Stop You from Succeeding)

How to Overcome Your Irrational Fears (That Stop You from Succeeding)

She could hear her beautiful baby crying but was frozen in the doorway unable to move. The crying got worse and she knew that unless she comforted the infant soon the baby would be inconsolable, and yet her feet wouldn’t move. She didn’t look at the cot but the floor in front, where the venomous hairy monster sat before her…. .okay it was a UK spider so not likely to kill her at all, and yet still her body was frozen as the tears fell down her face. “What a useless mother you are” she berated herself.

That awful mother was me 14 years ago. My fear of spiders had not been controlled for years and I was at the stage where I wouldn’t open a newspaper until my husband had read it and removed the images of spiders. I hated houses that had wooden floors or skirting boards because every knot in the wood could be a spider about to crawl across me.

At the height of my fear, I tried to get out of a moving car. Clearly this harmless 8-legged creature had massive levels of power over me but now that fear is gone, I’m never going to love spiders but I’m not going to leave the room because of one and I can read the word without freaking out and sobbing.

If you think that fear is irrational, what about the fear of going to airports? Or the fear of not asking for help?

Today I want to look at how our irrational fears impact on us, how they can destroy (and I don’t use that word lightly) our success. They can damage our health and even stop us from living our lives. And then I’ll share the benefits of fighting that fear and most importantly how you can fight your fears too.

How irrational fears impact your life

The thing about irrational fears is that we are not keen to look at them. It makes us feel inadequate, weak and daft because we can’t do things that it seems everyone else can. That gives the fear power.

Fear loves negative emotions and saps up yours making your fear bigger and uglier and even more powerful. Not ideal to say the least. Fears can cause us to:

  • Avoid situations where that fear may have to be faced. Dodging parties, new jobs, new experiences where we aren’t sure we will be able to protect ourselves.
  • Stop us from sleeping for fear the thing we fear will “get us in the night.” For me this was massive, and I stopped sleeping which had massive implications when my job was to look after a toddler and a baby. I felt half dead most of the time!
  • Feel ill with the stress. Stress can be the cause of wrong decisions. Drinking alcohol when we shouldn’t, eating chocolate because it makes us feel better, the list of excuses is long that we hold on to so that we can avoid the cause of our stress.
  • Cause more distress as our minds overload us with negative thoughts of inadequacy. This can damage our confidence. Having coached thousands, I know that a lack of confidence is usually the underlining impactor on most people’s success across all areas of their lives.
  • Risk looking aloof or arrogant because we won’t participate like other people. Our fears can even isolate us in our personal and professional lives too.
  • Feel debilitated. Needless to say, these fears may look irrational and shouldn’t exist to the outside world but to the sufferer they are debilitating. Even impacting on their earning potential, love life, hobbies, travels and personal and professional success.

Why bother to fight the fear

Couldn’t you just ensure you live your life in way that you don’t have to deal with your fear?

I had a client that was so scared of flying that they couldn’t even take their partner to the airport, another who had avoided public speaking for over 20 years and yet now at the height of their profession they had no choice, what were they going to do? Quit? There was another who could never ask for help and another who feared people finding out who they really were.

All these fears and many more can be fixed but only if we can appreciate the benefits of fighting the fear.

Let’s look at the benefits of fighting your fears:

If you’re going to change the way you do something, something that has impacted on your life, thoughts and actions for years, it can be hard to believe change is possible.

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The first thing you must do is give yourself a big enough reason why. Go back through your life and remember all the occasions that this fear was there.

I can still see the spider trapped in my hair because it had obviously been on my hairdryer. I also remember that I probably looked ludicrous in the South of France in my underwear running down the lane screaming and flinging my hair everywhere. The poor spider had not only been flung a long way from my head but was probably destroyed in the flight.

Remember the feelings, the actions, the negative feelings you felt afterwards, for me it meant that every time I picked up a hairdryer I could see a spider crawling towards my ear in my hair. Guess how helpful that was for reinforcing my reactions and irrational fear?

Really experience the fear. Make it so painful that you probably notice your heart racing, your shoulders drawing up and your breath changing. That fear is causing physical change in your body, doesn’t feel good does it?

When the irrational fear is challenged and destroyed, it can’t have power over you. So new opportunities can come your way and instead of fearing them and what people will think of you for your choices, you can be open to;

  • New hobbies
  • New travels
  • New opportunities
  • More success
  • Financially more secure
  • Happier
  • Healthier
  • Confident

The list is long so what can you do to get rid of your fears?

How to fight your irrational fears

In my book Fight the Fear: How to Beat Your Negative Mindset and Win in Life, I cover 12 of the biggest fears that I see impact on success and happiness. Not all of these are obvious but they all have far reaching impacts on our lives.

Here are some of those ideas to help you fight your fear and get more of what you want out of life:

Why did this happen?

For some people they really need to know why the fear started, for others all they want is to get rid of it. If you need to understand yours then don’t skip this tip. Learn how your fears are made and appreciate where yours came from. If you don’t care how it arrived, you can jump to top tip 2.

I’ve seen some clients who are not prepared to look at how to get rid of the fear until they’ve understood how it got here in the first place. It’s not my place to tell them that is right or wrong, just to help them find the right steps to lead them to a happy path.

When a fear first starts, we don’t acknowledge a fear has entered our lives. It is only after a few occasions that we begin to notice that there’s a strong negative emotion connected to this “thing”. That’s how fear is allowed to grow because as humans we have in-built responses that have kept us safe for our entire existence. This means we are meant to perceive fear and either run or fight, either way our bodies jump into action creating physical responses to the perceived threat.

Look for when you first noticed the fast heart beat, the shallow breathing, the shaking hands, the redness. You have created an automatic way of dealing with this fear. It could be that it felt sensible to fear this because you had an unhappy outcome, although it is usually the case that your head has the facts and your heart is not prepared to hear them as it creates a version of the event that is far scarier than it actually was.

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Learning how to remove the emotions and feelings will help you to change your body’s response. The first time I fixed someone’s fear of public speaking, they told me that it physically closed their throat, I worried that was it possible with words to change our physicality? The answer was yes! With the tools and techniques I share below.

The tool kit

From the many people that have contacted me after reading Fight the Fear to my clients, I know for even myself creating a tool kit is a must. This is not a bag that you physically must haul everywhere. This is about learning tools that really resonate with you so that when you can feel the fear start to impact on you, you’ve got your kit ready to take it on.

I don’t have the space in one article to share all of those tools so let’s visit a few:

1. Why I’m awesome

Creating a 2-page handwritten document of why you are awesome can help. This document will be packed with achievements, successes, overcoming adversity and all of those will be full of positive emotions, actions and feelings. It is not easy to write, and I get many messages telling me so however it is a powerful reminder that you can stand up and accomplish.

2. Draw out your emotions

Earlier we looked at how irrational fears can damage every aspect of our lives. If you were to follow the negative spiral down you can follow the positive spiral up again.

I draw these individually for clients and with each action, thought or feeling we put an arrow between them. Each arrow is an opportunity to do something different. If we know that irrational fear is an automatic thought process, then we can start to see that we need to think, do or feel something different. Top tip 3 will help with that.

3. Acknowledge that you need to change

It’s not easy to change, and that is a belief that many hold. Top tip 4 could assist further, however for this tip, remember that when you want to do, think or feel differently, you’ve already achieved the first step and that is recognizing something must change (you don’t need to know what). But if you aren’t sure yet if there’s really something different you want to do, this story about Nancy may help you to figure it out.

Then it’s about acknowledging it. That means not only accepting it but feeling that it is yours to take on and change.

Then for 2 weeks, decide that you won’t allow the thought to be in your head. There are usually some negative thoughts allowed to fester in your head. At this stage, just say “No I’d like you to stop.” After 2 weeks choose a new thought that you would prefer to hear in your head, maybe “I can cope with situations that scare me” or “I am stronger than I know”.

There will be times when you fail. Don’t berate yourself because that is another negative thought you are allowing your head to process. Just start again and at times like that have a read of your “Why I’m awesome list”.

4. Choose your words carefully.

I’ve heard many clients tell me that “It’s going to be hard to change” “I can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t petrified” or “This is a lot to ask”. Any thought that gives power to your fear takes away power from you to fight it. Therefore, choose how you word your goal to overcome your fear carefully.

Think thoughts like “I remember when I achieved xxxx and that reminds me I’m far tougher and more capable than I give myself credit for”. (Take the xxx from your why I’m awesome document.)

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5. Believe that you have the control power

The only person that can control what we think and feel is us. I know it can feel like other people are impacting on us, however they can only do that if we give them permission to do so.

If you really think about that for a moment, can you see that you have the right to think and feel anything you want right now? I’m certain you wouldn’t choose pain, fear or anxiety. So, what would you choose to think about your fear?

6. Put up physical reminders

Working one to one, I can find the fear, work through it and create a tool kit of thoughts, feelings and actions that will help them fight that fear and get rid of it. For some, they don’t need physical things to help them; others do.

For example, the CEO who was petrified of public speaking but could handle a conference call with 300 without a second thought, imagined the microphone was a phone when they spoke in front of 400 people to help reinforce the positive thoughts and ideas we’d created.

Or the client that always worried that they were an imposter and “someone else can do this better” pinned on their office wall a tag cloud of all the words that made up their “Why I’m awesome document”.

So they had a daily reminder. They were the right one for the job and they could do it. These daily reminders all come down to one key point — help you to Hack the Habit Loop.

What would be your visual clues to remind you that you can overcome this?

7. Physical supports

Music, environment and even smells can impact on us. Know the music that makes you feel alive and ready for anything. Try aromatherapy oils to feel positive and energised. Even choose your work environment or clothing to empower you.

Changing these things is physical and giving yourself physical ideas to action can help power up your emotional state too.

8. Don’t go it alone

The fear to ask for help is very real (and has a whole chapter in my book) so I know people really struggle with this. The fact is we all need people. We are not insular by design and as such it can be tough to admit that you have a fear impacting on you.

However, by sharing your fear with a trusted friend, colleague or loved one can mean that when you are feeling the fear. you can talk to someone. It could be that you share with them the contents of your tool kit and ask their permission to be added to it. That way they know what works for you and how to best support you.

It’s not a sign of weakness to tell people about your fear. It takes massive levels of strength to say, “I have this fear, and I want to get rid of it.”

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9. Get physical

One of the reasons that a fear can escalate is because we have come to accept that response. Our body reacted in a certain way, once repeated the behaviour and it became a formed habit that was accepted.

Challenging a fear can be done using our body too when we appreciate that fear is actually a reaction inside our bodies. We don’t need to understand where in our brains or what chemicals are racing through us to use our physicality to help us challenge our fears.

When I was writing my book, the Cuddy Superhero pose was proved and disproved by various researchers around the world 3 times. Whether it’s real or not, the fact is the way we stand, the way we breathe and even the speed at which we speak can impact on us as well as those around us.

If you have a fear of public speaking or a fear of people thinking you are stupid or a fear of what people are thinking you can look at how you speak, stand and move. If you compare these with people you deem confident and happy in these situations, how do you look? What can you learn?

The research around placebo’s reinforces us that if it feels like it is working, then keep doing it! What could you use to help reinforce your power and fearlessness?

A little fear can be good

As someone famous once says:

“It is not fear, it is performance energy.”

Despite having an absolute hatred of public speaking 10 years ago, I now love an audience and yet I have a healthy level of fear. That level of fear says “Are you well prepared?” “Do you know your audience?” “Have you rested your voice?” “You really want to deliver to this audience what they need” And those thoughts are sensible.

And just remember, it’s never ever too late to face your fear and do what you desire most! It’s even possible to start over your life no matter what stage of life you’re at. Here’s the proof:

How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

So as you reduce your fear, be aware of a good level of fear.

Featured photo credit: Isaiah Rustad via unsplash.com

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