Sometimes songs are obviously strange from the get-go. Others seem cool at the time, but, looking back, are just plain odd. From bizarre subject matter to downright undecipherable lyrics, there has been no shortage of weirdness over the airwaves through the years. Now, don't get us wrong—just because a song is strange doesn't mean it's a bad song. We're not saying that all of these are stinkers (but some definitely are). That being said, there's no denying that there's something distinctly...odd about all these entries. Here are 30 of those weird-but-memorable songs!
1 of 30 "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen (1963)
This song is comprised of about three full sentences and the rest is just scatting and saying the word bird. The band had, just prior to releasing this song, success with a song called “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow,” so they doubled down and made another song that leaned heavily on sounds rather than words. This technique clearly made an impact, though, as this song has come up in several TV shows and movies since its release.
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