Top 10 Songs with Lyrics That Are Literally Nonsense

By | March 12, 2023

There are many songs with deep lyrics that listeners can pore over and analyze; then there are songs with lyrics that are utter nonsense. For the purposes of this list, songs with non-lexical vocables, which in English are sounds like “la la la” or “na na na,” don’t count. Neither does scat singing or doo-wop, both of which make use of melodic but meaningless syllables because they don’t sound like they should make sense. This means that songs like Hanson’s “MMMBop” (1997) and Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” (1955) are out.

The 10 songs on this list feature lyrics that sound like they should mean something but really don’t. Sometimes this is because real words are strung together in nonsensical combinations, and sometimes it’s because the words themselves are gibberish.


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