11 Songs I Love That Have Ridiculous Lyrics

10 Nov

I love to sing along to songs in the car, I can’t help it. Some songs I don’t even really love but you can bet that after the 30th time it gets played I know every single word and all of the background grunts and ooohs. Sometimes though, I don’t even realize what the artists are saying until I really think about. I also frequently make up my own words to the songs on accident (like that song that goes “I throw my hands up in the air sometimes saying heeeeyyyoooo Galileooooooo” but instead of Galileo it’s really supposed to say “hey oh gotta let go”). But there are some songs that I really do enjoy, get excited when they come on and think they sound great, but the lyrics are wacky. Some just because they are silly and some because they are saying the most outlandish things. I noticed that this morning listening to Pandora and thought I would compile a list of the songs that say ridiculous things but I won’t ever stop singing along to.

1. Whatcha say– Jason Derulo

“I don’t want you to leave me though you caught me cheating”

“But when I become a star we’ll be living so large I’ll do anything for you”

Well I guess that is his solid attempt to get the girl he cheated on to stay with him. Jason, I betcha say that now you’re a star and you’re living so large… you’re cheating on her more. Dumb words, but I sing them!

2.  Summer Girls – LFO

“New kids on the block had a bunch of hits. Chinese food makes me sick. I think it’s fly when girls stop by for the summer. For the summer.”

These people aren’t lyrical geniuses folks, but they sure created a catchy tune. I won’t delve into this song too deeply because it’s just chalk full of wacky references to Paul Revere and all I have to say is congratulations to them for getting a record deal… against all the odds.

3. Who Can it be Now – Men at Work

“Make no sound, tip-toe across the floor. If he hears, he’ll knock all day, I’ll be trapped, and here I’ll have to stay”

I can’t tell you how much I love Men at Work.  I mean, look at this video.  I sincerely think that his voice is so beautiful in this song, but I just don’t know why they’re so upset about someone at the door. I know you’re not a recluse, you’re famous. It could be girl scouts peddling cookies!!

4. Two Princes – Spin Doctors

“If you want to buy me flowers, just go ahead now. And if you would like to talk for hours, just go ahead now”

“This one has diamonds in his pockets, that sounds great now. This one, he wants to buy you lockets, ain’t in his head now”

I think that the concept of this song is strong and not silly, there are two guys and the girl needs to pick. The one without the diamonds and who obviously considers himself to be the less favored choice is making a delightful plea to some chick by saying that he might not have a “future or a family tree” but she should marry him. So sweet. But I do think some of the things he says are super silly and don’t make total sense. Like I think it’s so great he wants to talk with her for hours if that’s what she wants, but why, when he is making his plea to her, would she want to buy him flowers?

5. As Long as You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

“I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as you love me”

“Doesn’t really matter if you’re on the run it seems like we’re meant to be”

Man, what felon wouldn’t love this song. Public service announcement: You should care. That’s all.

6. My Humps – Black Eyed Peas

“I’ma get, get, get ,get  you drunk, get you love drunk off my hump”

Oh Fergie Ferg. We all know you’ve been in the gym working on your fitness and so you get all of this attention for your “lovely lady lumps” but this song is bananas.

7. Mmmbop – Hanson

“Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du, yeah
Mmmbop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du bop, Ba du dop
Ba du, yeah”

I didn’t even know how to accurately spell the name of this song! But I found out for sure, three M’s and a bop. I loved this song and one of the band members back in the day, and I still love the song (sorry Taylor, you’re out).

8. Milkshake – Kelis

“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard and they’re like it’s better than yours”

“Then next his eyes will squint, and he’s picked up your scent”

Welp. This song and My Humps obviously weren’t going for anything serious here but this line about his eyes squinting when he picks up your scent, makes me laugh. I wouldn’t think that that would be a good thing.

9. Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly

“Now it’s like murder she wrote once i get you out them clothes”

Woah woah woah, R. With your kind of interesting criminal history I am not sure you should be setting the scene with your girl by letting her know that whatever goes on soon could potentially be adapted into an episode of CSI Miami.

10. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

Safety Dance speaks to my SOUL. I thought about not putting this song on the list, even though I have no idea what a safety dance is, because it is too special to me. And I really identify with the lyrics “cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance then they’re no friends of mine”. But here it is, on the list. Mostly because now you get to listen to the song and dance. I have made many a music video to this song and double whammy, it reminds me of the movie Biodome which is also one of my all time favs.

11. Paralyzer – Finger Eleven

“Well I’m not paralyzed but I seem to be struck by you, I wanna make you move because you’re standing still”

Hilarious. For some reason this line of the chorus feels like an explanation that is taking too long. It’s hard to describe, but the lyrics of this song just make me laugh.

You might be thinking “oh, i’m really surprised that I don’t see Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot on here because I have seen K sing and dance her heart out to that song”. Well, I don’t really think those lyrics are ridiculous. Sir Mix A Lot is just expressing his preference for ladies with full figured behinds and I don’t see anything silly about it. His anacoda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns hun. That’s just a fact.



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