The Top 10 Funniest Country Songs

Country music has long been known for its storytelling, including its sense of humor—what other genre could have a song called "Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life," "I'm the Only Hell Mama Ever Raised," or "Save a Horse, (Ride a Cowboy)"? Not a quasi-swami's new age. Check out this list of hilarious country songs and see if your favorites rank.

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Blake Shelton: 'Some Beach'

Blake Shelton performs at Country Thunder on July 21, 2012 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
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Road rage and a stop at the dentist make Blake Shelton yearn for blue skies and a margarita. The Jimmie Buffett sentiment and radio-safe wordplay make "Some Beach" one of the singer's funniest songs.


Sample Funny Lyrics

He stuck that needle down deep in my gum
And he started drillin' before I was numb
Some beach

 

02
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Patsy Cline: 'I Love You, Honey'

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Patsy Cline: Her First Recordings, Vol. 3 (1989). Image courtesy of Rhino Records

A man finds his way into Patsy Cline's heart. But when he asks her why she loves him, he hears the terrible truth. Cha-ching!

Sample Funny Lyrics from "I Love You, Honey"

I love you honey 
I love your money
But most of all I love your automobile

03
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Toby Keith: 'Weed With Willie'

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Shock'n Y'all (2003). Image courtesy of DreamWorks Records

Toby Keith's "bus songs" were written on the road and never intended to be recorded. This one, a live track from ​"Shock'n Y'all," is a cautionary tale of what happens when you step on the Red-Headed Stranger's tour bus but are unprepared for the high quality of his green.

Sample Funny Lyrics from "Weed With Willie​"

Don't knock it til' you tried it, well I tried it my friend 
I'll never smoke weed with Willie again

04
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Loretta Lynn: 'You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly'

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The Definitive Collection: Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (2005). Image courtesy of MCA Nashville Records

Marriage is built on compromise. Even though Conway Twitty's subpar genes are responsible for Loretta Lynn's demon offspring, she still loves him.

Sample Funny Lyrics from "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly "

You're the reason our kids are ugly, little darlin'
Oh but looks ain't everything
And money ain't everything
And I love you just the same

05
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The Cherry Bombs: 'It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night...'

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The Notorious Cherry Bombs (2004). Image courtesy of Universal South Records

Romantic friction results in heated humor on this song whose complete title we've opted to omit (this is a family-friendly site). What we can say is that Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell trade vocals and that "It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night..." is easily the best song from the short-lived ​supergroup.

Sample Funny Lyrics

I've learned she can resist me by the way she always disses me
And comes to bed at night, with that cold cream on

06
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Kinky Friedman: 'They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore'

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Kinky Friedman (1974). Image courtesy of Varese Records

An argument between a Jewish hippie and a drunk hillbilly descends into ethnic slurs in this irreverent tune from Kinky Friedman. As usual, the singer deals out oddball humor to confront serious topics like racism.

Sample Funny Lyrics from "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore "

No, they ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore
They don't turn the other cheek the way they done before

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John Prine and Iris DeMent: 'In Spite of Ourselves'

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In Spite of Ourselves (1999). Image courtesy of Oh Boy Records

A husband and wife fight like cats and dogs, but that doesn't diminish the strength of their love. Beneath the thick layer of sarcasm, there's a big heart pumping away.

Sample Funny Lyrics from "In Spite of Ourselves​"

She thinks all my jokes are corny, convict movies make her horny
She likes ketchup on her scrambled eggs
Swears like a sailor when she shaves her legs

08
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Brad Paisley: 'I'm Gonna Miss Her'

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Part II (2001). Image courtesy of Arista Nashville Records

A man confronts the terms of his girlfriend's ultimatum: It's either his fishing or their relationship. She gets her answer, but it probably wasn't the one she was expecting.

Sample Funny Lyrics from "I'm Gonna Miss Her "

Well I love her, but I love to fish
I spend all day out on this lake
And hell is all I catch

09
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Billy Currington: 'Like My Dog'

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''Like My Dog'' single (2011). Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records

Billy Currington wishes his sweetheart could act more like, you know, his friendly canine companion. A simple request, right?

Sample Funny Lyrics from "Like My Dog "

I want you to love me like my dog does baby
When I come home, I want you to just go crazy
He never looks at me like he might hate me

10
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Johnny Cash: 'A Boy Named Sue'

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At San Quentin (1969). Image courtesy of Columbia Records

"A Boy Named Sue" was written by songwriter Shel Silverstein, who also penned the children's classic "A Light in the Attic." Johnny Cash debuted the tune on his "Live in San Quentin" record, and it became one of his most enduring and endearingly weird songs.

Sample Funny Lyrics

Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named Sue