Let’s take a fourth hilarious look at funny country songs…
Funny Country Songs Part 4
20) Chug-a-Lug – Roger Miller
In the mid-sixties Roger Miller was the king of funny country music. In 1964 Roger released one of his classic tunes Chug-a-Lug. The song is a man’s recollection of experiences with homemade alcohol. We can all probably think back to the first few times we tried some beer or liquor. There is really no feeling like putting that bittersweet liquid into your mouth and feeling like a grown up. Then there is of course the few minutes later when we feel a little…happy. Ah alcohol…such a great invention and a source of some great funny country songs.
19) Elvira – Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys have been racking up tons of number one hits over their career. Despite having numerous signature songs there is perhaps not one that is more recognized than Elvira. The goofy love song fits perfect with the harmonies of of the guys in the group. The mmm poppa mow mow giddy up is everybody’s favorite part of the song. Even kids have fun and laugh when they sing along to the words. The songs verses and chorus soar in notes and ridiculousness and it all adds up to create one of the funniest country songs of all time.
18) You Never Even Call Me By My Name – David Allan Coe
David Allan Coe is not well known because of his sense of humor. Well he might actually be known for having a sense of humor a little raunchier than his peers. Either way Coe can count one of the funniest country songs in his collection. You Never Even Call Me By My Name is a classic country song about rejection to the point of not even getting called by your name. The final verse of the song is what puts it over the top on the funny scale. Just about every country music cliche is thrown into the final verse and it’s perfection. If you’re hanging out on a country porch you’re sure to hear this song being sung by family and friends as they enjoy themselves. The song will forever be a part of country music.
17) John Deere Green – Joe Diffie
John Deere has been part of country music living for a long time. The reference to America’s greatest tractor company is common, but in 1993 Joe Diffie took another classic Dennis Linde song to the top five on the country charts and put a new spin on that famous John Deere Green color. The song is John Deere Green and it tells the story of a young couple in love. Billy Bob is the guy in the song and he loves his gal Charlene so much that he decides to write their names in big green letters on the town water tower. It’s hilarious and crazy, but the song somehow works. Today JDG remains a favorite sing along song each time it comes on the radio in the truck.
16) Online – Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley is back on the list of funny country songs again. This time the song is Online. The tune pokes fun at the cliche computer nerd that sits in his mom’s basement doing a little online dating. The common expectation is that people lie about their appearance and experience with their online profiles. The song came to life with Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander as the main character. My favorite part of the video is when the character actually finds love based on his real life persona rather than his online personality. It’s a little reminder that there is someone out there for all of us. There is no reason to tell some white lies about ourselves online…even if it can make for a hilarious country song.
15) Vidalia – Sammy Kershaw
It only reached #10 on the country charts, but Sammy Kershaw‘s Vidalia had lasting impact on the country music world. The song is a funny story about a girl named by using part of each of her parent’s names. Violet and Dale put together their names and came up with Vidalia. They failed to realize that they had named their daughter after a delicious onion. The hook of the song is that Vidalia always makes the narrator cry. The catchy melody and sing along chorus make for one of the most memorable and fun songs in country music history. Sammy still tours the country singing and Vidalia remains one of the biggest hits of each show.
14) Brand New Girlfriend – Steve Holy
Steve Holy’s country career has been sporadic to this point. Besides two number one hits there has been a mix of songs that have missed or barely made the country top 40. But those two number one songs were big hits for Holy including 2006’s number one Brand New Girlfriend. The song is a funny tale of a guy that goes out and finds a girl that is nothing like his ex. The new gal likes to have fun, doesn’t nag on him all the time, and has no intentions of settling down right away. The perfect woman right? Well maybe not perfect, but every guy coming off a relationship doesn’t mind having a new woman that is carefree and nothing like their ex.
13) I Don’t Even Know Your Name – Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson took a song idea from some family members and turned it into a hilarious country song. I Don’t Even Know Your Name is a song title that became the story of a guy ending up marrying a waitress and to boot he doesn’t even know her name. Sometimes the most ridiculous stories make for the best funny country songs. Alan Jackson has a little bit of a dry wit and this song is a classic Jackson song. AJ has been around for many years now and he’s still churning out great country music. He doesn’t often record funny songs, but he’ll forever be remembered for the one he released in 1995.
12) She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft) – Jerry Reed
Multi-talented country singer and funny man Jerry Reed released his final number one country hit in 1982 with the song She Got The Goldmine (I Got the Shaft). The song is funny take on divorce from the side of the narrator. The song starts out with Jerry telling the story and feeling like he will have no problem giving his ex her fair share of things. As the process moves forward he begins to realize things aren’t really adding up in his favor. After all the expenses are added up there is just nothing left over for good old Jerry. Most will remember Jerry Reed for his role as Snowman in the great Smokey And The Bandit along side Burt Reynolds, but Jerry had quite the successful country music career. She Got The Goldmine is definitely a big part of that great career.
11) Redneck Yacht Club – Craig Morgan
Right around the mid ’00s Craig Morgan started finding his niche in country music. The singer with a lot of drive and twang was coming off his first number one hit when he followed it up with the funny country song Redneck Yacht Club. The song made it all the way to #2 on the charts and had country fans laughing the entire time as Craig sang about enjoy a few summer days out on the lake with friends. Some buddies even joined in for the video including fellow country funny guy Blake Shelton. The song became a hit because of its hilarious country charm. It remains a funny favorite because of its sing along hooks and sense of humor.