Music's always on in our office. Couple times we've had the residents next door pounding on the wall as if they're screamin' "KEEP IT DOWN OVER THERE!" #oops.
Since we find that kinda funny we thought we'd share 10 songs that are one part silly, one part strange, and one part just what the doctor ordered. But please listen responsibly. Each listen has 550 calories. #notreally
1."Weird Al" Yankovic - Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me.
"Weird Al" has been making parody's of songs for decades, his style parodies are just as solid and in some cases better. Like this one which is a style parody of Jim Steinman, the guy responsible for all of Meatloaf's music... and yes, we get the irony of starting the list with this song. Especially at 2:23 of the youtube clip.
2. Richard Cheese - Another Brick in the Wall
Pink Floyd's signature song about a boy who adds a symbolic emotional brick to his wall because of the way he is treated by his teachers in school is given the lounge singer treatment. Richard Cheese is a master at the piano and turning classics on their head. This one does not disappoint.
3. Jason Segel and the Muppets - Man or Muppet
This Oscar nominated song is a nice transition in the film that’s kinda funny, kinda sad, and very introspective all at the same time, but it’s topic kinda bears a similar theme to the 1970’s muppet book I’m My Mommy.
4. Garfunkel & Oats – You, Me & Steve
Ever had that situation when all you want to do is spend time with the one you fancy only to have a certain someone left hanging around? Yeah, we have too.
5. Paul & Storm - Better Version of You.
This song is for all the second born children out there. Careful, you need a good sense of humor for this one... well at least if you're a firstborn child.
6. Julie Brown - 'Cause I'm a Blonde
This is a classic Dr. Demento song from the early 1980's from the girl who perfected the valley girl stereotype. We realize it's not the most PC of songs, but much could be the same for the rest of the songs on the list so we figured, why start censoring now?
7. Rhett and Link - The Coffee Shop
Bart and John and the recorder at the local coffee shop. This is a great live track about the joys of the experience.
8. The Lonely Island – Jack Sparrow
This SNL digital short is spot on, and it’s got Michael Bolton for the win.
9. Moxy Früvous - Green Eggs & Ham
The Dr. Suess Book that consists of just fifty different words takes a new spin in this song created by theater trained students from Canada. With shhh... more than 50 words, but it's all a cappella and uses found objects for instruments.
10. Barenaked Ladies - Crazy ABC's
Look at a problem differently and forge a new solution. This song is right up our alley.