There are so many children’s songs available online today, it’s hard to know where to start when your kid needs a feel-good, pick-me-up song to set them in a good energy.
Our playlist collects some of the funniest songs for kids, delving into both the playful and educational sides of modern children’s music, whether you’re looking for a funny track that teaches kids a valuable lesson, or a song full of absolute nonsense.
Funny Songs For Kids
1. Badgers, Badgers, Badgers
This old-school internet meme remains a killer comedy track for kids, striped with eccentric buffoonery which could drive anyone into fits of hysterics or mind-numbing madness.
Clad with oddly characterful vocal choices and addictive repetition, Badgers, Badgers, Badgers hosts no real meaning within its sparse, wilderness-themed lyrics, yet carries bounties of hilarity and nostalgia to be passed down to the next generation.
2. Super Fart Family
Super Fart Family sets its lyrics to the tune of a classic nursery rhyme, composing its superpower-themed potty humour with simplicity so the whole family can understand.
This track dedicates each verse to a different member of the family, absurdly detailing what their farts sound like and how they can be used to save the world, for example;
“Thunderous fart, boong, boong, boong, Daddy’s fart, boong, boong, boong, defeat the villian, boong, booong, boong, exploding fart, boong.”
3. Bohemian Catsody
Shirley Serban’s feline interpretation of Queen’s iconic rock track, Bohemian Rhapsody, transfers the concept to a house cat’s perspective, its compelling visuals and cat-styled vocals (“A box half my size fits me-ow”) able to make kids of any cat family giggle, whether they know the original or not!
4. J. Geco – Chicken Song
This outlandish dance track exhibits a bizarre electronic interpretation of Old MacDonald Had A Farm, finished with auto-tuned chicken clucks and squawking in place of its true lyrics.
As ridiculous and annoying as Chicken Song might be, its nightclub-inspired atmosphere and absolute unpredictability make it an anthem for children of all ages needing a break-time track that’s random, nonsensically hilarious and encourages their natural energetic creativity, rather than one that makes them think and learn.
5. Why Are There Boogers In The Nose?
Why Are There Boogers In The Nose explains the scientific nature behind snot on a pre-school level, crafting a song for kids who want to learn more about their bogeys.
Behind the comically thick accents used by the vocal performers, each giving gross and slimy personalities to their characters, lies a story about germs living in your nostrils and needing to be let out.
This is a great nursery rhyme which teaches kids about flus, colds and the reason why they have a runny nose, and hopefully will distract them from complaining about it!
6. Bubble Pudding Stop!
Bubble Pudding Stop tells a sweet and strange tale of two siblings making pudding with a magic box of ingredients. The pudding froths and grows until it floods the whole house, the kids scrambling to fill every pot and pan they own to save their home, and save the pudding!
This is a cute bakery-themed nursery rhyme about having too much of the thing you love and working together to solve a problem.
7. Funny Face Song
This modern nursery rhyme is all about making actions and learning how facial expressions reflect our different emotions.
Funny Face Song uses simple melodic and lyrical repetition through every verse to engage the youngest listeners with memorability, the only change being the crazy face the lyrics command you to pull;
“Make a happy face with a great big smile, a happy face, a happy face … Make a sad face with a tear and a pout, a sad face, a sad face.” This is a funny, interactive song which works well in a group setting with lots of kids who can get involved and show off their acting skills.
8. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
This quirky funk-style track follows a cat on his daily adventure, stepping in all different kinds of colours which dye his shoes different shades.
I Love My White Shoes is exceptionally unique for its blend of storytelling and song, its spoken-word verses following the written words of the story book shown in the music video, before erupting into melody with each chorus;
“Oh no! Pete stepped in a large pile of… blueberries! What colour did it turn his shoes? Blue! Did Pete cry? Goodness, no! He kept walking along and singing his song: I love my blue shoes, I love my blue shoes.”
9. Crazy Frog – Axel F
Crazy Frog’s iconic 2005 dance hit, Axel F, made it to #1 in the UK charts after becoming a mobile ringtone craze, being relentlessly addictive and colourful from start to finish.
Another nonsense song, this track holds no meaning within its lyrics, each line consisting of various ‘rings’ and ‘dings’ in the place of actual words, inciting even the youngest, non-verbal kids to understand and join in on the fun inherent to this chaotic pop track.
10. Everybody Farts
Everybody Farts is lined with a surprisingly in-depth scientific message for a kids song, exploring what causes farting and why it’s important for our health.
Smothered in fart sound effects and the recurring explanation that everyone on Earth farts, from parents to policemen, this children’s song masterfully balances comedy with grossly intriguing education, all played out against an uplifting reggae-inspired beat;
“Where do they come from, these smells from behind? From the air we swallow and the food that we eat. When we eat food it is digested into our intestines, it is broken down to get the nutrients we need for life, when this happens nitrogen, methane and carbon dioxide gases are released and sit inside, they have to come out ‘cause they must be free.”
11. Minions Banana Song
The Banana Song by The Minions is fast becoming a classic kids anthem centred in pure absurdity and hilarity.
Whilst being only 50 seconds long, this piece carries elements of comedy so innocent and contagiously funny that their effect could last for hours with children and parents alike, being a cute and easy pick-me-up track for any tantrums or moment of madness.