Funny songs for strange times

social distancingI hope everyone is staying safe. Comedy shows have been cancelled but it doesn’t mean you can’t laugh while you’re sequestered at home. Here are some songs about toilet paper, Purell (to the tune of “Jolene,” of course) and trying to remember what day it is, all from comedy singers. And of course I included a couple of my tunes.

I’ll start with Lisa Koch, one of the funniest humans on the planet, with her Pandemic Medley:


“I Wanna Know What Day It Is” made me howl with laughter. Scared the neighbors. And yes, we’re all in our houses — that’s how loud I can be.


This parody is by talented duo Emma’s Revolution. There’s some serious stuff here but I loved “From a distance Trump’s still an idiot.”


I wrote this in the early days of social isolation. I commented to someone that I didn’t know why people were rushing to buy toilet paper. I’d go right for the chocolate.


And what time of social isolation would be complete without these songs?


Stay healthy and keep laughing.


About jamiebobamie

Musician - teacher - writer - gets bored easily. I write an almost-weekly blog that includes true stories gathered from 20-plus years of touring, how-to articles for musicians and profiles of performers. Also, I love dark chocolate, I can play "Brown Eyed Girl" behind my head, and I twirl the baton badly.
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10 Responses to Funny songs for strange times

  1. Thanks Jamie! Lisa’s songs made me laugh!

    You all ok in Ottawa? WE HEARD IT SNOWED IN BUFFALO THIS WEEK, but here in Durham it’s full blown spring. Sorry about caps but too tired to fix it.

    Love GG


  2. Diner Dave says:

    Hey Jamie,

    In case you don’t see the ads that wordpress adds on to your posts, I’ve included a couple of screenshots. 😞



  3. Laurie Boritz says:

    Thank you – loved this

  4. jono51 says:

    Some good chuckles there. Carry on!

  5. Pat Shearman says:

    Really enjoyed these. Thanks for putting them up.

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