On my way into work today I was listening to Stacey’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne, and I found myself wondering what happened to artists making funny songs.
There used to be quite a few artists who made funny songs, and it wasn’t limited to groups like Tenacious D, Flight of the Conchords and Weird Al. Blink 182, Bowling for Soup, American Hi-Fi, LMFAO, Outkast, Eminem, The Offspring, just to name a few, all had songs that were intentionally funny, but they weren’t considered comedic artists. In the last 5 years or so, I haven’t really heard many new funny songs.
Have you guys noticed this as well? Are there any new artists you can think of who make funny songs? Are there any types of music that you miss?