6 Classic Songs That Were Supposed to Be Jokes

Jul!a Jul!a
"We tend to think of successful songs as the carefully crafted result of great artistic vision and hours of grueling, dedicated work. This isn't always the case, though. Every so often a song explodes into the mainstream completely by accident, tearing up the charts to the surprise (and sometimes chagrin) of the musicians responsible. Like ..."

After seeing Beck and one of the songs I don't really much care for on the list of 6 Classic Songs That Were Supposed to Be Jokes, I suddenly started to like him a little bit more. And The Beasty Boys, because I love me some satire.

Anybody know any other songs that should be on here?
10/27/2011
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Kkay Kkay
I'm guilty of liking pretty much all of these. But to me, that's part of what can make satire so enjoyable- when it is simultaneously satirical and just really good.
10/27/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
All of those are great, I loved Loser when it first came out.

Not sure if this was a joke or not but I think this song fits in pretty good. Brad Paisley-Ticks
10/27/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
Not sure of the artists, but how about:
Louie, Louie
Don't Worry, Be Happy
If You Want to Be Happy!

These are all from the 60's, and if they weren't meant as jokes, they should have been.
10/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by oldhippy
Not sure of the artists, but how about:
Louie, Louie
Don't Worry, Be Happy
If You Want to Be Happy!

These are all from the 60's, and if they weren't meant as jokes, they should have been.
Oh! Louie Louie I actually know about! The recording that we know and love was actually a cover. The band only had enough money for one recording of it, and didn't realize that they had recorded them practicing (or something like that). My husband tells the story a lot better than I do lol.
10/27/2011
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