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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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Last Updated on September 18, 2020

13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

For the original article by Celestine: 13 Helping Points When Things Don’t Go Your Way

“We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different.” ~Unknown

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

Have you ever experienced moments when things just don’t go your way? For example, losing your keys, accidentally spilling your drink, waking up late, missing your buses/trains, forgetting to bring your things, and so on?

You’re not alone. All of us, myself included, experience times when things don’t go as we expect.

Here is my guide on how to deal with daily setbacks.

1. Take a step back and evaluate

When something bad happens, take a step back and evaluate the situation. Some questions to ask yourself:

  1. What is the problem?
  2. Are you the only person facing this problem in the world today?
  3. How does this problem look like at an individual level? A national level? On a global scale?
  4. What’s the worst possible thing that can happen to you as a result of this?
  5. How is it going to impact your life in the next 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?

Doing this exercise is not to undermine the problem or disclaiming responsibility, but to consider different perspectives, so you can adopt the best approach for it. Most problems we encounter daily may seem like huge issues when they crop up, but most, if not all, don’t have much impact in our life beyond that day.

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2. Vent if you have to, but don’t linger on the problem

If you feel very frustrated and need to let off some steam, go ahead and do that. Talk to a friend, complain, crib about it, or scream at the top of your lungs if it makes you happy.

At the same time, don’t get caught up with venting. While venting may temporarily relieve yourself, it’s not going to solve the problem ultimately. You don’t want to be an energy vampire.

Vent if there’s a need to, but do it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then move on.

3. Realize there are others out there facing this too

Even though the situation may be frustrating, you’re not alone. Remember there are almost 7 billion people in the world today, and chances are that other people have faced the same thing before too. Knowing it’s not just you helps you to get out of a self-victimizing mindset.

4. Process your thoughts/emotions

Process your thoughts/emotions with any of the four methods:

  1. Journal. Write your unhappiness in a private diary or in your blog. It doesn’t have to be formal at all – it can be a brain dump on rough paper or new word document. Delete after you are done.
  2. Audio taping. Record yourself as you talk out what’s on your mind. Tools include tape recorder, your PC (Audacity is a freeware for recording/editing audio) and your mobile (most mobiles today have audio recording functions). You can even use your voice mail for this. Just talking helps you to gain awareness of your emotions. After recording, play back and listen to what you said. You might find it quite revealing.
  3. Meditation. At its simplest form, meditation is just sitting/lying still and observing your reality as it is – including your thoughts and emotions. Some think that it involves some complex mambo-jumbo, but it doesn’t.
  4. Talking to someone. Talking about it with someone helps you work through the issue. It also gets you an alternate viewpoint and consider it from a different angle.

5. Acknowledge your thoughts

Don’t resist your thoughts, but acknowledge them. This includes both positive and negative thoughts.

By acknowledging, I mean recognizing these thoughts exist. So if say, you have a thought that says, “Wow, I’m so stupid!”, acknowledge that. If you have a thought that says, “I can’t believe this is happening to me again”, acknowledge that as well.

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Know that acknowledging the thoughts doesn’t mean you agree with them. It’s simply recognizing the existence of said thoughts so that you can stop resisting yourself and focus on the situation on hand.

6. Give yourself a break

If you’re very stressed out by the situation, and the problem is not time sensitive, then give yourself a break. Take a walk, listen to some music, watch a movie, or get some sleep. When you’re done, you should feel a lot more revitalized to deal with the situation.

7. Uncover what you’re really upset about

A lot of times, the anger we feel isn’t about the world. You may start off feeling angry at someone or something, but at the depth of it, it’s anger toward yourself.

Uncover the root of your anger. I have written a five part anger management series on how to permanently overcome anger.

After that, ask yourself: How can you improve the situation? Go to Step #9, where you define your actionable steps. Our anger comes from not having control on the situation. Sitting there and feeling infuriated is not going to change the situation. The more action we take, the more we will regain control over the situation, the better we will feel.

8. See this as an obstacle to be overcome

As Helen Keller once said,

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

Whatever you’re facing right now, see it as an obstacle to be overcome. In every worthy endeavor, there’ll always be countless obstacles that emerge along the way. These obstacles are what separate the people who make it, and those who don’t. If you’re able to push through and overcome them, you’ll emerge a stronger person than before. It’ll be harder for anything to get you down in the future.

9. Analyze the situation – Focus on actionable steps

In every setback, there are going to be things that can’t be reversed since they have already occurred. You want to focus on things that can still be changed (salvageable) vs. things that have already happened and can’t be changed. The only time the situation changes is when you take steps to improve it. Rather than cry over spilt milk, work through your situation:

  1. What’s the situation?
  2. What’s stressing you about this situation?
  3. What are the next steps that’ll help you resolve them?
  4. Take action on your next steps!

After you have identified your next steps, act on them. The key here is to focus on the actionable steps, not the inactionable steps. It’s about regaining control over the situation through direct action.

10. Identify how it occurred (so it won’t occur again next time)

A lot of times we react to our problems. The problem occurs, and we try to make the best out of what has happened within the context. While developing a healthy coping mechanism is important (which is what the other helping points are on), it’s also equally important, if not more, to understand how the problem arose. This way, you can work on preventing it from taking place next time, vs. dealing reactively with it.

Most of us probably think the problem is outside of our control, but reality is most of the times it’s fully preventable. It’s just a matter of how much responsibility you take over the problem.

For example, for someone who can’t get a cab for work in the morning, he/she may see the problem as a lack of cabs in the country, or bad luck. However, if you trace to the root of the problem, it’s probably more to do with (a) Having unrealistic expectations of the length of time to get a cab. He/she should budget more time for waiting for a cab next time. (b) Oversleeping, because he/she was too tired from working late the previous day. He/she should allocate enough time for rest next time. He/she should also pick up better time management skills, so as to finish work in lesser time.

11. Realize the situation can be a lot worse

No matter how bad the situation is, it can always be much worse. A plus point vs. negative point analysis will help you realize that.

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12. Do your best, but don’t kill yourself over it

No matter how bad your situation may seem, do your best, but don’t kill yourself over it. Life is too beautiful to worry so much over daily issues. Take a step back (#1), give yourself a break if you need to (#6), and do what you can within your means (#9). Everything else will unfold accordingly. Worrying too much about the outcome isn’t going to change things or make your life any better.

13. Pick out the learning points from the encounter

There’s something to learn from every encounter. What have you learned from this situation? What lessons have you taken away?

After you identify your learning points, think about how you’re going to apply them moving forward. With this, you’ve clearly gained something from this encounter. You’ve walked away a stronger, wiser, better person, with more life lessons to draw from in the future.

Get the manifesto version of this article: [Manifesto] What To Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Featured photo credit: Alice Donovan Rouse via unsplash.com

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