The Worst Pop Music Puns

When humor and music don't harmonize

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 2, 2009 9:17 PM CST

(Newser) – Hate puns? Consider this stinker from Robbie Williams' latest record: "What's so great about the great depression/Is it a blast for you?/Because it's blas-phe-my." Ouch. Puns are uniformly terrible in pop and rock. NME cobbles together some of the worst pun song titles:

  • Salt N Pepa: "A Salt With A Deadly Pepa."
  • Butthole Surfers: "Hairway To Steven."

  • REO Speedwagon: "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish."
  • Public Enemy: "Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age."
  • Westlife: "Allow Us To Be Frank"—a Sinatra cover album.
  • Wet Wet Wet: "Popped In, Souled Out."

Rappers Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of the music group Public Enemy, perform at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
Rappers Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of the music group Public Enemy, perform at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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