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darkandrew

My ding-a-ling and other "comedy" songs by credible artists

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Spinning off at a tangent to the Chuck Berry thread;

So Chuck Berry had his ding-a-ling, David Bowie had his laughing gnome and Paul McCartney had his Frog Chorus but what other "comedy" songs have otherwise credible artists released?

By the way, despite considerable evidence to the contrary, I'm not sure that Duran Duran's cover of Public Enemy's "911 is a joke" counts as a comedy song.

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Do these two by Frank Z count ?
Totally out there ... :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSdkPMc7aEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpNn1nht0_8

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Hi ho silver lining. I didn't listen to jeff beck for ages thinking that was representative. I made up for it though.

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Pink Floyd - Bike!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAh1eq6wUzo

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Syd Barrett's Effervescing Elephant?

Perhaps more quirky than comedy, but it always makes me smile.

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Ronnie Hilton's general career was pretty 'straight' even though many only know him for the song about mice in a windmill. He did apparently also do a cover of the laughing gnome....

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[quote name='Freddy Le Cragg' timestamp='1489943794' post='3260990']
Chicken in Black by Johnny Cash.
[/quote]

Boy named sue and one piece at a time are also pretty comedic.

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[quote name='KevB' timestamp='1489961553' post='3261162']

Boy named sue and one piece at a time are also pretty comedic.
[/quote]

Beat me to it...

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My momma sock it to me try to tell me how to live
but I don't hear a word she says my head is like a sieve...

ahhh I'm so bloody rich hahahaha and I only know three chords

Earache My Eye- Cheech and Chong


Spinal Tap- ALL of it

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How about, Bo-o-riss The Spider by the Who?

And, I know that it started off its life on a fan club Christmas flexi-disc but The Beatles "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" made it onto the Past Masters CD and into The Beatles Complete. And, of course, Yellow Submarine.

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Whisper it quietly; Slade were once so desperate to have a hit that they released (more than once) a version of the "Okey Cokey".
I'm not even going to post the Youtube link to it.

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There's a couple on early ac/dc albums, but this is probably the stand out.

http://youtu.be/_W-fIn2QZgg

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[quote name='Cato' timestamp='1490129789' post='3262519']
There's a couple on early ac/dc albums, but this is probably the stand out.

http://youtu.be/_W-fIn2QZgg
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Of course! I'd forgotten about that one.

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'Do you want your auld lobby washed down' by Brendan Shine. Complete and utter rubbish but still very popular with dancers.

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[quote name='TrevorR' timestamp='1489965337' post='3261196']
Beat me to it...
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Now I think of it didn't Cash do a whole album of light hearted stuff, something about nuts?

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Buzzcocks did a song called Mother of Turds, but it's only been released on a rarities collection. It was just Diggle, Garvey and Maher sat by a piano during a break in recording.

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