There have been some brilliantly funny songs over the years, but the early 2000s were prime funny song territory. You know the ones, they’re kind of annoying, but funny, which means they end up growing on you over time. And before you know it, you’re singing along when the song is on the radio.
50 Cent – In Da Club
In Da Club was the breakthrough track for US rapper 50 Cent. The track, which was from Fiddy’s debut album, instantly became a hit all around the world. It hit the number one spot in a lot of countries and managed to get into the top three in the UK. For all the songs success, there was a comedic element added to proceedings as various parody versions popped up on YouTube. One of the most memorable ones being 50 Pence – In The Pub.
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage.
Electric Six released Danger! High Voltage and the band were instantly a success. The track, which was the American rock band’s debut single, hit charts in 2002. And, it did well, especially in the UK and Scotland. The song’s video brought the track to life, with the band’s lead singer Dick Valentine brilliantly funny throughout. Danger! High Voltage gained a bit of a cult following and its remarkable success even encouraged gaming company Big Time Gaming to produce a slot machine based on the song, named after the smash hit.
Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
The Black Eyed Peas, which featured members such as Fergie and Will.I.Am, was very much the band of the 00s. They released some of the most memorable music, and My Humps is right up there. The song, which hit the scene in 2005, saw Fergie and Will.I.Am in the main doing the vocals. As you will expect from a Black Eyed Peas number, it charted well in a lot of territories around the globe. And, like 50 Cent’s In Da Club, My Humps was parodied multiple times by entertainers over the years.
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams – Drop It Like It’s Hot
When Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams team up, you know the result is going to be great. And, in 2004, the duo worked together on Snoop’s mega-hit Drop It Like It’s Hot. The track saw Snoop Dogg secure his first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for three weeks. It was named the most popular rap song of the decade by Billboard as well, which is some achievement. Drop It Like It’s Hot is another song which is parodied regularly, with many choosing to use the title to create a play on words.
When it comes to the early noughties, music artists were more laid back and up for a laugh. And, inevitably it saw a lot of funny tracks, such as those above, hit the charts. Entertainers and the general public have done a great job too where parodies are concerned, and some end up being better than the original.