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47 All-Time Funniest Songs To Cheer You Up

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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 July 20, 2021

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking (A Step-by-Step Guide)

You’re standing behind the curtain, just about to make your way on stage to face the many faces half-shrouded in darkness in front of you. As you move towards the spotlight, your body starts to feel heavier with each step. A familiar thump echoes throughout your body – your heartbeat has gone off the charts.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one with glossophobia(also known as speech anxiety or the fear of speaking to large crowds). Sometimes, the anxiety happens long before you even stand on stage.

Your body’s defence mechanism responds by causing a part of your brain to release adrenaline into your blood – the same chemical that gets released as if you were being chased by a lion.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you overcome your fear of public speaking:

1. Prepare yourself mentally and physically

According to experts, we’re built to display anxiety and to recognize it in others. If your body and mind are anxious, your audience will notice. Hence, it’s important to prepare yourself before the big show so that you arrive on stage confident, collected and ready.

“Your outside world is a reflection of your inside world. What goes on in the inside, shows on the outside.” – Bob Proctor

Exercising lightly before a presentation helps get your blood circulating and sends oxygen to the brain. Mental exercises, on the other hand, can help calm the mind and nerves. Here are some useful ways to calm your racing heart when you start to feel the butterflies in your stomach:

Warming up

If you’re nervous, chances are your body will feel the same way. Your body gets tense, your muscles feel tight or you’re breaking in cold sweat. The audience will notice you are nervous.

If you observe that this is exactly what is happening to you minutes before a speech, do a couple of stretches to loosen and relax your body. It’s better to warm up before every speech as it helps to increase the functional potential of the body as a whole. Not only that, it increases muscle efficiency, improves reaction time and your movements.

Here are some exercises to loosen up your body before show time:

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  1. Neck and shoulder rolls – This helps relieve upper body muscle tension and pressure as the rolls focus on rotating the head and shoulders, loosening the muscle. Stress and anxiety can make us rigid within this area which can make you feel agitated, especially when standing.
  2. Arm stretches – We often use this part of our muscles during a speech or presentation through our hand gestures and movements. Stretching these muscles can reduce arm fatigue, loosen you up and improve your body language range.
  3. Waist twists – Place your hands on your hips and rotate your waist in a circular motion. This exercise focuses on loosening the abdominal and lower back regions which is essential as it can cause discomfort and pain, further amplifying any anxieties you may experience.

Stay hydrated

Ever felt parched seconds before speaking? And then coming up on stage sounding raspy and scratchy in front of the audience? This happens because the adrenaline from stage fright causes your mouth to feel dried out.

To prevent all that, it’s essential we stay adequately hydrated before a speech. A sip of water will do the trick. However, do drink in moderation so that you won’t need to go to the bathroom constantly.

Try to avoid sugary beverages and caffeine, since it’s a diuretic – meaning you’ll feel thirstier. It will also amplify your anxiety which prevents you from speaking smoothly.

Meditate

Meditation is well-known as a powerful tool to calm the mind. ABC’s Dan Harris, co-anchor of Nightline and Good Morning America weekend and author of the book titled10% Happier , recommends that meditation can help individuals to feel significantly calmer, faster.

Meditation is like a workout for your mind. It gives you the strength and focus to filter out the negativity and distractions with words of encouragement, confidence and strength.

Mindfulness meditation, in particular, is a popular method to calm yourself before going up on the big stage. The practice involves sitting comfortably, focusing on your breathing and then bringing your mind’s attention to the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future – which likely includes floundering on stage.

Here’s a nice example of guided meditation before public speaking:

2. Focus on your goal

One thing people with a fear of public speaking have in common is focusing too much on themselves and the possibility of failure.

Do I look funny? What if I can’t remember what to say? Do I look stupid? Will people listen to me? Does anyone care about what I’m talking about?’

Instead of thinking this way, shift your attention to your one true purpose – contributing something of value to your audience.

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Decide on the progress you’d like your audience to make after your presentation. Notice their movements and expressions to adapt your speech to ensure that they are having a good time to leave the room as better people.

If your own focus isn’t beneficial and what it should be when you’re speaking, then shift it to what does. This is also key to establishing trust during your presentation as the audience can clearly see that you have their interests at heart.[1]

3. Convert negativity to positivity

There are two sides constantly battling inside of us – one is filled with strength and courage while the other is doubt and insecurities. Which one will you feed?

‘What if I mess up this speech? What if I’m not funny enough? What if I forget what to say?’

It’s no wonder why many of us are uncomfortable giving a presentation. All we do is bring ourselves down before we got a chance to prove ourselves. This is also known as a self-fulfilling prophecy – a belief that comes true because we are acting as if it already is. If you think you’re incompetent, then it will eventually become true.

Motivational coaches tout that positive mantras and affirmations tend to boost your confidents for the moments that matter most. Say to yourself: “I’ll ace this speech and I can do it!”

Take advantage of your adrenaline rush to encourage positive outcome rather than thinking of the negative ‘what ifs’.

Here’s a video of Psychologist Kelly McGonigal who encourages her audience to turn stress into something positive as well as provide methods on how to cope with it:

4. Understand your content

Knowing your content at your fingertips helps reduce your anxiety because there is one less thing to worry about. One way to get there is to practice numerous times before your actual speech.

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However, memorizing your script word-for-word is not encouraged. You can end up freezing should you forget something. You’ll also risk sounding unnatural and less approachable.

“No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and the application of wise thought that counts.” – Bob Proctor

Many people unconsciously make the mistake of reading from their slides or memorizing their script word-for-word without understanding their content – a definite way to stress themselves out.

Understanding your speech flow and content makes it easier for you to convert ideas and concepts into your own words which you can then clearly explain to others in a conversational manner. Designing your slides to include text prompts is also an easy hack to ensure you get to quickly recall your flow when your mind goes blank.[2]

One way to understand is to memorize the over-arching concepts or ideas in your pitch. It helps you speak more naturally and let your personality shine through. It’s almost like taking your audience on a journey with a few key milestones.

5. Practice makes perfect

Like most people, many of us are not naturally attuned to public speaking. Rarely do individuals walk up to a large audience and present flawlessly without any research and preparation.

In fact, some of the top presenters make it look easy during showtime because they have spent countless hours behind-the-scenes in deep practice. Even great speakers like the late John F. Kennedy would spend months preparing his speech beforehand.

Public speaking, like any other skill, requires practice – whether it be practicing your speech countless of times in front of a mirror or making notes. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect!

6. Be authentic

There’s nothing wrong with feeling stressed before going up to speak in front of an audience.

Many people fear public speaking because they fear others will judge them for showing their true, vulnerable self. However, vulnerability can sometimes help you come across as more authentic and relatable as a speaker.

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Drop the pretence of trying to act or speak like someone else and you’ll find that it’s worth the risk. You become more genuine, flexible and spontaneous, which makes it easier to handle unpredictable situations – whether it’s getting tough questions from the crowd or experiencing an unexpected technical difficulty.

To find out your authentic style of speaking is easy. Just pick a topic or issue you are passionate about and discuss this like you normally would with a close family or friend. It is like having a conversation with someone in a personal one-to-one setting. A great way to do this on stage is to select a random audience member(with a hopefully calming face) and speak to a single person at a time during your speech. You’ll find that it’s easier trying to connect to one person at a time than a whole room.

With that said, being comfortable enough to be yourself in front of others may take a little time and some experience, depending how comfortable you are with being yourself in front of others. But once you embrace it, stage fright will not be as intimidating as you initially thought.

Presenters like Barack Obama are a prime example of a genuine and passionate speaker:

7. Post speech evaluation

Last but not the least, if you’ve done public speaking and have been scarred from a bad experience, try seeing it as a lesson learned to improve yourself as a speaker.

Don’t beat yourself up after a presentation

We are the hardest on ourselves and it’s good to be. But when you finish delivering your speech or presentation, give yourself some recognition and a pat on the back.

You managed to finish whatever you had to do and did not give up. You did not let your fears and insecurities get to you. Take a little more pride in your work and believe in yourself.

Improve your next speech

As mentioned before, practice does make perfect. If you want to improve your public speaking skills, try asking someone to film you during a speech or presentation. Afterwards, watch and observe what you can do to improve yourself next time.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself after every speech:

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  • How did I do?
  • Are there any areas for improvement?
  • Did I sound or look stressed?
  • Did I stumble on my words? Why?
  • Was I saying “um” too often?
  • How was the flow of the speech?

Write everything you observed down and keep practicing and improving. In time, you’ll be able to better manage your fears of public speaking and appear more confident when it counts.

If you want even more tips about public speaking or delivering a great presentation, check out these articles too:

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