Some songs from the 1980s that are often considered hilarious today are "The Safety Dance," "The Final Countdown," "Tarzan Boy" and "She Blinded Me With Science." Some other funny 1980s songs are "Fat," "Eat It" and "Like a Surgeon."Continue Reading
"The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats is a silly tribute to the importance of being allowed to dance at nightclubs, and it was a top-selling international single in the 1980s. Swedish rock band Europe's "The Final Countdown" was another popular 1980s song that is both catchy and laugh-inducing with its astronaut-themed lyrics and over-the-top musical refrain.
"Tarzan Boy" by Italian group Baltimora features lyrics such as "Monkey business on a sunny afternoon." The silly song gained worldwide popularity upon its release. "She Blinded Me With Science" is a quintessential 1980s hit by Thomas Dolby. Dolby said that the popular single was "probably about the most frivolous song I've ever written."
"Fat" and "Eat It" are both parodies of the popular Michael Jackson songs "Bad" and "Beat It." "Like a Surgeon" was a comedic take on Madonna's "Like a Virgin." All three were written and performed by "Weird Al" Yankovic, who forged a successful career creating parody versions of popular songs. Another funny song produced by "Weird Al" in the 1980s is "Another One Rides the Bus," his take on Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."Learn more about Art & Literature