These 15 Country Tracks Are Guaranteed To Get A Laugh Out Of Y’all
Some of the best country songs tell stories of heartache and love lost. But other tracks have more comical tales to tell, or they’re just flat-out silly.
So whenever you’re feeling down, reference this list of 15 hilarious country songs. They’ll give you a much-needed pick-me-up!
From a song about a squirrel who wreaked havoc in church, to a tune about getting “Drunk on a Plane,” these songs are sure to get a good laugh out of y’all.
“You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
The song has Twitty and Lynn trading slight insults, including “you’re the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin’.“ It ends with Twitty and Lynn speaking to each other directly, with Lynn saying:
“Conway, why in the devil don’t you go and shave and put on a clean pair of pants?”
The recording features Twitty and Lynn laughing at the end. Even they got a kick out of the tune!
“I’m Gonna Miss Her” – Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley has perfected the art of the comical country song. One of his first funny tunes was 2002’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).”
The song has Paisley singing about his lover’s threat to leave him if he goes fishing that day. The humor comes in the chorus, when he reveals his choice:
“I’m sure it’ll hit me, when I walk through that door tonight. Yeah, I’m gonna miss her. Oh, lookie there, I’ve got a bite.“
Paisley’s chuckle-worthy music video for the song features his future wife, Kimberly Williams, fellow country-singing comedian Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Springer, fishing legend Hank Parker, and sports broadcaster Dan Patrick.
“Shut Up and Fish” – Maddie & Tae
What can we say, some of the funniest country songs are about fishing! “Shut Up and Fish” is one such song that never fails to make people laugh.
In this case, the girls (being Maddie & Tae) are begging the fella they’re dating to leave them alone and just enjoy a nice day out on the lake. As they sing:
“For a little while he calmed down and let up. But then he went right back to pushing his luck. That line of mine wasn’t all I wanted to throw in.”
The song ends with the girls shoving “captain Casanova” into the lake. They say it was “just a little push,” all because he couldn’t “shut up and fish.”
“Fish” – Craig Campbell
The humor in Craig Campbell‘s 2011 song “Fish” comes from a comical play on words and rhymes. Everything is set up to rhyme with a VERY different word than “fish,” and Campbell replaces that word at the last minute.
As an example, some of the lyrics are:
“Man, I can’t even believe my luck. I found a girl who loves to…Fish, she wants to do it all the time. Early in the morning, in the middle of the night.”
Good luck making it through this one with a straight face!
“Shiftwork” – Kenny Chesney and George Strait
Kenny Chesney and George Strait‘s 2007 collaboration “Shiftwork” is both a blue-collar anthem and a comical country song. Like Campbell’s “Fish,” it uses a play on words to bring some humor to the lyrics.
As the chorus goes, “Talking about a bunch of shift work. A big ol’ pile of shift work.
“Some Beach” – Blake Shelton
Here’s another song that uses a play on words to make its listeners laugh! Blake Shelton released “Some Beach” in 2004, and it’s still one of the most comical songs in his catalog.
The song has Shelton describing a series of unfortunate events. From getting yelled at by a road rager, to his dentist drilling his tooth before he’s numb…he’s not having a fun time.
Each situations leads Shelton to exclaim “Some beach,” which clearly is meant to stand for something else. But from there, he sings about escaping to a nice, tropical oasis where he doesn’t have to worry about anything.
“The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” – Ray Stevens
You can always count on Ray Stevens for a good laugh. He has a ton of funny songs in his repertoire, including the hilarious tune “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
The song has Stevens telling a tale about a squirrel he accidentally let loose in church one Sunday morning. As you can image, chaos ensued.
The chorus goes:
“The day the squirrel went berserk, in the First Self-Righteous Church, in the sleepy little town of Pascagoula. It was a fight for survival that broke out in revival. They were jumpin’ pews and shoutin’ Hallelujah!”
“A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash‘s 1969 song “A Boy Named Sue” has “The Man in Black” telling a story about a boy who was unfortunately named “Sue” by his father. The father abandons his family when Sue is only three.
Sue then embarks on a lifelong mission to find his dad and make him pay for giving him an awful name.
Once Sue finally finds his dad, they get in a fight. That’s when Sue’s father reveals why he gave him that name…it was to help make him tough. Sue has a newfound respect for his dad after that, but ends the song by declaring:
“And if I ever have a son, I think I’m gonna name him Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!”
“Did I Shave My Legs for This?” – Deana Carter
“Did I Shave My Legs for This?” was the title track of Deana Carter‘s debut studio album. The narrator is under the impression that she’s going to enjoy a night of romance with her husband. She gets her hair done, buys a new outfit, and shaves her legs to get fixed up for the occasion.
But once she arrives home, she discovers all her husband wants to do is watch TV and drink beer. That leaves her exclaiming, “As I head for the door, I turn around to be sure, did I shave my legs for this?”
“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” – Joe Nichols
Joe Nichols’ “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” is a tune about a lady who can’t handle her tequila. As the narrator, Nichols jokes that maybe she should “put an extra layer on” because he “know[s] what happens when she drinks Patron.”
The song’s music video is somehow even more hysterical than the track itself. At the end, it’s revealed the song is about Nichols’ grandma!
“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith
“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith is a silly song through and through. It’s impossible to listen to without cracking a smile!
The song serves as Keith’s humorous ode to “the best receptacle” for drinks. He even pauses to deliver an emotional declaration of love to the crimson-colored plastic cup, saying:
“Red solo cup, you’re not just a cup. You’re my—you’re my friend, yeah. Thank you for being my friend.”
Everything about “Red Solo Cup” (and its music video) is too funny to handle!
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley‘s 2014 single “Drunk on a Plane” takes the traditional country heartbreak song and gives it a comical spin. When his bride-to-be leaves him shortly before the wedding, Bentley hops on a plane to go on their “honeymoon” alone.
What could have been a sad and tear-filled flight turns into a party. As Bentley sings, “Buyin’ drinks for everybody, but the pilot, it’s a party. Got this 737 rocking like a G6.” That sure would be a sight to see!
“Alcohol” – Brad Paisley
We couldn’t finish this list without featuring another track from Paisley! The guy knows how to write a funny song, there’s no doubt about that.
2005’s “Alcohol” is in the same vein as “Red Solo Cup” in the fact that it’s just plain silly. The song has Paisley singing about the many wild and crazy things alcohol can make a person do.
And the lampshade line? It’s still hilarious nearly 20 years later.
“The Bird” – Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed was another one of country music’s greatest comedians. He’s known for many hysterical songs, especially “The Bird.”
The tune is funny in more ways than one. For starters, it tells a tale about a strange and unusual bird that can sing. Beyond that, the bird can perfectly mimic the voices of the artists he covers.
The narrator purchases the bird from its owner for $500, hoping to get rich off its talent. Unfortunately, the bird flies away as soon as the transaction is complete, never to be seen again.
“May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose” – Little Jimmy Dickens
To end this list, we have another funny country song about a bird. Well, sort of.
Little Jimmy Dickens was known for his comical novelty songs. 1965’s “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” is one of the best. The track tells three stories about an oblivious man whose stinginess upsets those he interacts with.
These jaded people insult the man by saying:
“May the bird of paradise fly up your nose. May an elephant caress you with its toes. May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose. May the bird of paradise fly up your nose.”
Dickens delivered the song perfectly, which is why it still makes us laugh after all this time! Watch him perform the song live with Vince Gill in the video below.
Which one of the songs in this list do you play whenever you’re in need of a good laugh?