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Weird Songs: 39 Most Popular Weird Songs of All Time

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Ray has been an online music writer for over two years. Having sung in multiple competitions as a youth, he has a passion for the art.

Weird Songs of the Century

Weird Songs of the Century

1. “What Does the Fox Say?”

Artist: Ylvis

Genre: EDM, Novelty

Year Released: 2013

Facts About “What Does the Fox Say?”

  • “What Does the Fox Say?” is one of the best electronic dance novelty songs by Ylvis, a Norweigian comedy duo.
  • The weird song went viral, resonating with a comedy and pop vibe.
  • The music video of the song trended on Youtube in 2013.

2. “I Just Had Sex”

Artist: The Lonely Island

Genre: Comedy, Hip-Hop, Dirty Rap

Year Released: 2011

Facts About “I Just Had Sex”

  • “I Just Had Sex” is an American comedy hip-hop weird song by The Lonely Island featuring Akon and DJ Frank E.
  • “I Just Had Sex” charted on different music charts from different countries such as Sweden, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Norway, and the United States.
  • The song reached #30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • “I Just Had Sex” received the Platinum Certification from the United States RIAA for achieving over one million sales.

3. “Dame Tu Cosita”

Artist: El Chombo feat Cutty Ranks

Genre: Reggaeton

Year Released: 1997

Facts About “Dame Tu Cosita”

  • “Dame Tu Cosita,” when translated in English, means “Give Me Your Little Thing.”
  • “Dame Tu Cosita” is a Panamanian song by El Chombo, a reggaeton artist and producer from Panama known for his single “Chacarron Macarron."
  • “Dame Tu Cosita” was first recorded in 1997 but officially released in 2018 as part of the album Cuentos de la Cripta II.
  • The song is popular because of the video that shows an alien dancing to the weird song.

4. “Barbie Girl”

Artist: Aqua

Genre: Bubblegum Pop, Eurodance, Novelty Song

Year Released: 1997

Facts About "Barbie Girl"

  • "Barbie Girl" is one of Aqua's most popular weird songs, a Danish dance-pop group.
  • Soren Rasted, Clause Norreen, Rene Dif, and Lene Nystrom wrote the lyrics of the song.
  • The song's lyrics' inspiration came from an exhibit on kitsch culture in Denmark featuring Barbie dolls.
  • The single topped the world charts, especially in the United Kingdom, where it hit #1 for four consecutive weeks.
  • "Barbie Girl" is Aqua's biggest hit single, peaking at #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

5. “Baby Shark”

Artist: Pinkfong

Genre: Children's Song

Year Released: 2016

Facts About "Baby Shark"

  • "Baby Shark" is a children's song about a family of sharks.
  • "Baby Shark" is a famous campfire song/chant popularized by Pinkfong, a South Korean education company.
  • Johnny Only initially released his own version back in 2011 when he was a DJ at a kid's camp.
  • It is one of the most-viewed educational videos of all time.
  • Hope Segoine is the voice behind the "Baby Shark" song.

6. “Dolphin on Wheels”

Artist: Kill the Noise ft. Dillon Francis

Genre: Dance Music, Electronic Music

Year Released: 2015

Facts About “Dolphin on Wheels”

  • “Dolphin on Wheels” is electro-dance rock music from the album Occult Classic.
  • The song has a beautiful melody with an intensity of rock music.
  • The song features different sounds of dolphins and monkeys, making it weird and interesting at the same time.
  • The song includes unnecessary and weird sounds and tones that make it a good party song.

7. “BIPP”

Artist: Sophie

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Year Released: 2013

Facts About “BIPP”

  • “BIPP” is a dance song recorded by Sophie, an LA-based producer but with a Scottish nationality.
  • The song became a hit giving Sophie the attention she deserved.
  • The song appeared on various end-of-year single polls such as XLR8R’s Year-End List of Tracks.
  • The single reached #17 on the Pitchfork’s List, an American online music publication.

8. “PPAP”

Artist: Pikotaro

Genre: J-Pop, EDM

Year Released: 2016

Facts About “PPAP”

  • “PPAP,” also known as “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen,” is one of the Japanese weird songs created by Daimaou Kosaka, a Japanese comedian known for his fictional name Pikotaro.
  • The music video went viral in 2016 when it was released on Youtube.
  • The single reached #1 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart.
  • It holds the record for the shortest single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The song peaked at #6 on the Japan Hot 100 Year-End Chart.

9. “Gangnam Style”

Artist: Psy

Genre: K-Pop, Dance-Pop

Year Released: 2012

Facts About "Gangnam Style"

  • "Gangnam Style" is a viral South-Korean song by Psy.
  • The song associates with one of the high-end places in South Korea, the Gangnam District of Seoul.
  • The song has a catchy beat and amusing melody perfect for short dances and performances.
  • "Gangnam Style" reached #1 on South Korea's Gaon Chart, a weekly music chart by Korea Music Content Association.
  • The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped multiple music charts from different countries such as Canada, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, and France.
  • In 2012, the song's music video was hailed by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video on YouTube and the first one to reach a billion views on YouTube.

10. “Dumb Ways to Die”

Artist: Emily Lubitz

Genre: Action Game, Puzzle Game

Year Released: 2012

Facts About “Dumb Ways to Die”

  • “Dumb Ways to Die” is an Australian public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia.
  • It comes a little weird, but it is a bright way to promote railway safety.
  • It has a cute and funny vibe that reminds people to always be careful around trains.
  • The campaign became very viral in late 2012.

11. “Earth”

Artist: Lil Dicky

Genre: Rap Music, Pop Music

Year Released: 2019

Facts About “Earth”

  • “Earth” is a cute song that features vocals from 30 artists.
  • The single was released three days before Earth Day.
  • The song features famous artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Wiz Khalifa, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Psy, and so much more.
  • The song charted on multiple charts from different countries, peaking at #1 on Belgium Ultratip Flanders Chart, #3 on the Canadian Hot 100, and #17 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

12. “The Coconut Song”

Artist: Smokey Mountain

Genre: Novelty Music

Year Released: 2010

Facts About "The Coconut Song"

  • "The Coconut Song" is a song about coconuts.
  • The song reiterates the fact a coconut is not a nut but actually a fruit.
  • The song's music video, originally sung by a Philippine band, garnered million views and likes.

13. “Banana”

Artist: Minions

Genre: Parody, Electronic Music

Year Released: 2013

Facts About "Banana"

  • "Banana" is one of the best weird songs to sing along with produced by Comedy Movie Hits.
  • Despicable Me 2 featured this song in its teaser trailer.
  • It is a fun song about a minion who got annoyed by the one-eyed minion that keeps playing his "torotot" while singing.

14. “Scooby Doo Pa Pa”

Artist: DJ Kass

Genre: Reggaeton, Dembow, Hip-Hop Music

Year Released: 2017

Facts About “Scooby Doo Pa Pa”

  • “Scooby Doo Pa Pa” became the new dance craze in 2018 as categorized by E! Online.
  • “Scooby Doo Pa Pa” is a piece of reggaeton music recorded by DJ Kass, a Dominican-American recording artist.
  • The song’s lyrics are based on Big Shaq’s song “Man’s Not Hot.”
  • The weird song reached #9 on the Billboard Hot Latin Chart in March 2018.
  • “Scooby Doo Pa Pa” was the first Dembow genre music to place in the Top 10 of Billboard Latin.

15. “Axel F”

Artist: Harold Faltermeyer, Crazy Frog

Genre: Happy Hardcore, Novelty Music, Synth-Pop Music

Year Released: 2004

Facts About “Axel F”

  • “Axel F,” also known as the “Crazy Frog Song,” is a novelty song that became a hit in 1985 and 2005.
  • “Axel F” is a piece of electronic instrumental music initially performed by Harold Faltermeyer.
  • “Axel F” was Crazy Frog’s first and most globally successful single from the album Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits.
  • Clock’s version of this song peaked at #5 in Scotland, #7 in the United Kingdom, and #8 in Ireland.
  • “Axel F” peaked at #20 on the Eurochart Hot 100.

16. “I’m An Alabatroaz”

Artist: AronChupa

Genre: Electro House, Melbourn Bounce, Electro Swing

Year Released: 2014

Facts About “I’m An Albatroaz”

  • “I’m An Albatroaz” is an electro single by AronChupa, a Swedish DJ and record producer.
  • The single features AronChupa’s younger sister’s vocals, known by many as Little Sis Nora.
  • The song described a woman whom she calls a mouse, which makes it weird.
  • The single receives the certified double platinum in countries like Sweden and Australia and triple platinum in Italy.
  • There is a sexual implication of the song when translated into the Swedish language.
  • The single topped charts like the Dance Top 50 and Video Charts in Poland.

17. “Chicken Song”

Artist: J. Geco/The Chickies

Genre: Remix, Electronic Dance Music

Year Released: 2013

Facts About “Chicken Song”

  • “Chicken Song” is electro-dance music with lyrics of a chicken’s sounds.
  • It is one of the most lively and energetic weird songs ever created, with over 500 million views.
  • The song is part of the album Chicken Dance produced by Oli Chang.

18. “The Muffin Song”

Artist: Schomoyoho A.K.A. The Gregory Brothers

Genre: Electronic Music

Year Released: 2018

Facts About “The Muffin Song”

  • “The Muffin Song” is a song by TomSka about a delicious, fresh-baked muffin recipe.
  • The song has a hilariously weird vibe that can hook a lot of children with its tune.
  • The music video of the weird song features Mr. Muffin, also known as the suicidal muffin.
  • The single is an auto-tune piece from the Asdfmovie released in 2018.

19. “Dance Monkey”

Artist: Tones and I

Genre: Electropop Music

Year Released: 2019

Facts About “Dance Monkey”

  • “Dance Monkey” is a song recorded by Tones and I, an Australian singer popular with his single “Johnny Run Away” and “Never Seen the Rain.”
  • Konstantin Kersting, a German-Australian record producer, mixed and produced the album The Kids Are Coming.
  • “Dance Monkey” charted in over 30 countries worldwide and peaked within the top ten of singles charts.
  • The single broke the record for the most weeks at #1 on the Australian Singles Chart 24 weeks from August to December 2019.
  • “Dance Monkey” won multiple awards such as the Best Pop Release at the ARIA Music Awards 2019.
  • The single also topped the U.K. Music Charts spending more weeks than Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

20. “The Gummy Bear Song”

Artist: Gummibar

Genre: Dance Music, Novelty Music

Year Released: 2007

Facts About “The Gummy Bear Song”

  • “Gummy Bear Song” is a novelty dance song talking about the bear-shaped candy from Germany.
  • Christian Schneider composed the song’s lyrics and released by its label Gummy Bear International.
  • They initially released the Hungary song, where it peaked at #1 for eight months on the Ringtones Chart.
  • It was one of the weird songs that became a global internet sensation because of YouTube and MySpace.
  • “Gummy Bear Song” has a ringtone vibe perfect for exercise, parties, etc.

Continuation List of Weird Songs

Best Weird Songs of All Time

Weird Song TitleYear ReleasedArtist

21. “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”

1999

Eiffel 65

22. “Detachable Penis”

1992

King Missile

23. “Earache My Eye”

1978

Cheech and Chong

24. “Blueberry Eyes”

2020

Max

25. “Bruce Willis Is Dead”

2008

Mr. Oizo

26. “Handyman”

1977

The Knife

27. “Hocus Pocus”

1970

Focus

28. “Cold Ethyl”

1975

Alice Cooper

29. “Bike”

1967

Pink Floyd

30. “Boys Latin”

2015

Panda Bear

31. “Feeling So Real”

1995

Moby

32. “Bird Machine”

2013

DJ Snake

33. “The Salmon Dance”

2007

The Chemical Brothers

34. “Bugatti”

2013

Tiga

35. “Fuck the Pain Away”

2000

Peaches

36. “Woo Boost”

2010

Rusko

37. “The Robots”

1978

Kraftwerk

38. “Banana Brain”

2016

Die Antwoord

39. “Frogbass”

2015

Snails

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