Well, maybe these aren’t the top 10 weirdest songs, and maybe most people wouldn’t even consider them to be music… This is actually a list of my favorite songs to listen to. Other people tell me they are weird.
Background: I do not really like music. I own no ipod and have only 73 songs on my computer, all of them weird. Most of these weird songs made this list because they are so bad they are good. Also, I seem to have a thing for the 80′s.
I did not consider songs without music videos. I do not understand why anyone would ever make a song without a music video. It’s a vital component. Bonus points go to weird songs that transcend what they were created to be. I like weird songs that hilarious for reasons that are not intended by their creators.
10. Taco, “Puttin on the Ritz”
My favorite part is how it should have ended about halfway through but it just keeps going.
9. Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams”
This one makes the list by virtue of glacier sunglasses alone. Glacier sunglasses are cool. I need them. But cannot justify buying 100 dollar sunglasses.
8. Men Without Hats, “Safety Dance”
Weird song because this is not the type of music video that I expected.
7. Mighty Boosh, “Eels”
If you haven’t heard of the Mighty Boosh, watch an episode immediately. Do not watch the first season.
6. Opra?, Cleopatra 2525
Believe it or not but this is an actual show. I originally thought that this was a parody of something. The show is about a stripper who goes in for a boob job and wakes up in the year 2525. She then kill robots and mutants with lasers or her famine wiles. Seriously. Oh ya, and it sounds like Opra’s singing this.
5. RRTD, “Heavy Metal Madness”
I really wish they were not booed off stage…
4. Spock’s “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”
Perfect example of a transcendent weird song. You can tell that they wanted to make a funny video, I am sure they did not expect it to still be funny 20+ years later. Fun fact: there was talk of making a Lord of the Rings Trilogy move featuring Leonard Nimoy as Aragorn.
3. Tim Curry “On Halloween”
Anything can happen on halloween… Another transcendent weird song. I like to imagine the creators of this sitting around and speculating about how the audience will think this weird song is soo cooool. Has anyone seen my tambourine?
2. Zladko, “Elektronik Supersonik”
This one’s great because there are people that think this is real. ”Zlad” sells fake guidebooks about terrible places to travel to, such as Molvania.
1. Tim and Eric, “Come Over”