10. I Miss My Man (But My Aim’s Gettin’ Better), Kacey Jones, 1997
Ms. Kacey Jones serves up a cold dish with this late 90’s standout country song about lovin’, hatin’, and having the nerve to get what you deserve. (Tip: use force if necessary).
9. You’re Wanted By The Police And My Wife Thinks You’re Dead, Junior Brown, 1993
Junior Brown makes cheating sound so wrong in this folksy yarn about an old, troublemaking mistress who’s back for more. Unfortunately, her man is still happily married to his wife and to the lies he told in the “good ol’ days.”
8. Power of the Unseen Picket Fence, Pavement, 1993
What do rock icons R.E.M. and Confederate General William T. Sherman have in common? Indie-rock’s Pavement gave the answer in this awkward homage to all things “G-G-Georgia,” where apparently R.E.M had formed just days after Sherman’s march.
7. The Day That Lassie Went To The Moon, Camper Van Beethoven, 1993
Whose dog hasn’t run away? However, this special pup travels from Kansas to the moon in a hot air balloon. Camper Van Beethoven thrilled listeners with this rock salute to the famous film collie.
6. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow, Frank Zappa, 1979
Speaking of dogs, Frank Zappa gave us this ditty about the dreamy exploits of a “naughty Eskimo” who is warned to “watch out where the huskies go!”
5. Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Post of Life, Bobby Bare, 1976
“All the departed dear loved ones of mine, Stick them up front in the offensive line…” Football and Jesus. Need we say more?
4. F.C.P.S.I.T.S.G.E.P.G.E.P.G.E.P., The Fall of Troy, 2003
Congrats! It’s a bad boy! This tune by The Fall of Troy is about love and its results (the nine-months-later kind). You'll have to listen to the song to find out what the letters stand for: this is a family website!
3. Neverending Math Equation, Modest Mouse, 1999
Modest Mouse puts life to the test in this blueprint about ‘just not getting it.’ And who cares, right, because there’s, like, no real answer anyway. And then you die, so… Any questions? (Note: please make sure you show your work).
2. My Ding-a-Ling, Chuck Berry, 1972
Chuck Berry whipped out this cutesy sing-along in the early 70’s and his jewel has kept audiences grinning ever since. The song is about a pair of silver bells “hanging on a string” that his grandmother gave him (which she affectionately named a “ding-a-ling-a-ling). Any other interpretations are up to you.
1. Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman, Budgie, 1971
British metal band Budgie brought this “mysterious woman” off of “cloud nine” and onto vinyl in the early 70’s, providing geeky British Invasion teens with yet another sexy “she” to hide from mom and dad. Fortunately, this woman took off fast.