As a kid, I was raised on classic 80’s and 90’s music. My parents listened to Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, U2, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac…you get the idea. I loved listening to that music with them. Saturdays spent with the stereo cranked and dancing = bliss.
Then there were tunes that I loved listening to that made me cry laughing, because as you know, six year olds love to laugh at silly crap. (I don’t think my parents shared my enthusiasm though.)
Here is my list of five 80’s and 90’s songs I thought I would die of laughter for this week’s Five on Friday:
1. Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al, you guys. I could have listed so many other songs (Like a Surgeon! Amish Paradise!), but this one is at the top for me. I think almost every child in the 80’s and 90’s spent a portion of their childhood listening to this master of satire (and polka). Get yourself an egg and beat it was totally my favourite line. Also, there’s fart sounds at the beginning. I don’t feel I need to go on here.
2. Apples and Banana’s by Raffi
The legendary Raffi – a staple of the 1980’s Canadian child. For me, it was sitting at the music listening station with my little buddies in Kindergarten, heads encased in those giant ear phones, laughing at the utter foolishness of singing eeples and baneenees, and the best part, bar none, ooples and banoonoos.
3. The Streak by Ray Stevens
It’s about a guy running around with no clothes on. Is there anything funnier for a first grader? Kind of creepy now that I think about it.
4. Faith by Alvin and the Chipmunks (originally by George Michael. Obviously.)
I had a whole cassette tape of pop songs as performed by the legendary Alvin and the Chipmunks. Looking back as a parent, I give my parents full kudos and perhaps a stiff drink for not ramming their heads through a wall as I listened to this entire album on repeat 24/7. Love you mom. My favourite part was the ‘I gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith, BAY-BAY’.
I couldn’t think of a fifth! Sorry y’all. I guess it’s technically a “Four on Friday” this time…
Question: Any songs from your childhood you thought were hilarious? Help me come up with a fifth!